Kitchen renos can be expensive but are considered one of the best investments you can make in your home. Careful planning of your kitchen renovation is the most important step of the project - and that's where our knowledgeable staff can help. Whether you want to update the look, or you want to make it more functional or friendly, contact us, we can help.
Bathrooms can be practical and functional, or they can be elegant, fun, revitalizing, or relaxing. Your bathroom can become your own personal space. From bathtubs to vanities, to flooring, to colours, to lighting and fixtures, let us help you plan the bathroom of your dreams. Allen Building Centre has everything you need to complete your project.
|Countertop||Characteristics||Cost per square foot|
|Granite||One-of-a-kind colours and patterns. Very durable, withstands heat, scratches, stains, and water if sealed. High resale value. Reseal at least once a year.||$100-$225|
|Marble||Large variety of colours and patterns. Smooth surface, heat-resistant and stays cool for pastry/baking. Citrus, coffee, alcohol, and some cleaning products can scratch or etch surface, even if sealed. Reseal every 3-6 months.||$125-$250|
|Solid Surface||Wide variety of colours and patterns. Can be made to look like granite or marble. Seamless, can sand away stains or scratches. Can scratch, dent and burn.||$75-120|
|Quartz||Larger range of colours than granite. Scratch resistant, nonporous surface, easy to maintain, no sealant required.||$100-$185|
|Soapstone||Starts out light to medium gray, and darkens over time. Resistant to etching from acids, somewhat resistant to stains. Scratches can be sanded or oiled away. Can dent, chip and scratch. Requires applications of mineral oil once a month.||$70-110|
|Tile||Ceramic or porcelain. Limitless colour/design options. Heat, scratch and stain resistant, fairly easy to replace if cracks or chips occur. Grout prone to staining. Provides an uneven work space.||$10- $75|
|Butcher Block||Variety of finishes. Can sand surface for scratches or dents. Water and stain damage can occur over time. Requires regular oiling for maintenance.||$35- $150|
|Stainless Steel||Durable, stain and temperature resistant, easy to clean and maintain. Can scratch or dent and noisy to cook on. Cannot cut directly on surface.||$75- $140|
|Laminite||Variety of colours and patterns. Affordable, stain resistant, waterproof, and low-maintenance. Can crack, scratch and burn, difficult to repair.||$10- $60|