Max Space Stone Works Inc.

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21 Steinway Blvd, Unit 9 ON M5R2E2
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Eric F
Eric F
3 reviews Toronto, ON
10/10

Beautiful job on our blue kitchen countertops and cabinets

We had our kitchen remodelled in the fall of 2019, and Max Space helped with the design, coordination, mapping, fabrication, installation, and maintenance of our countertops.

In August 2019, our designer put us in touch with Luna and Tony. Once we had identified the stone we wanted (a beautiful blue Azul Macaúbas quartzite from Marble Trend), Luna went there with our designer and my wife, to discuss how to work with the massive slabs, each around 10 feet by 6 feet. Luna was brilliant at helping us maximize every last bit of our stone and worked with us to draw and re-draw various configurations to ensure we were getting maximum value from our stone. Max Space coordinated the transport of the stone from the supplier to their workshop.

In August 2019, our designer put us in touch with Luna and Tony. Once we had identified the stone we wanted (a beautiful blue Azul Macaúbas quartzite from Marble Trend), Luna went there with our designer and my wife, to discuss how to work with the massive slabs, each around 10 feet by 6 feet. Luna was brilliant at helping us maximize every last bit of our stone and worked with us to draw and re-draw various configurations to ensure we were getting maximum value from our stone. Max Space coordinated the transport of the stone from the supplier to their workshop.

Once our cabinetry was installed in early September, Max Space sent Thouk to take accurate measurements. This involved using a laser to ensure cabinets were absolutely level, and then tracing the shape of the cabinet tops. This step is crucial, because cabinets are not always perfectly aligned with the line of the wall. In all, our project had a 10-foot island, L-shaped kitchen counters, a long credenza, a side cabinet, and front hall drawers.

Luna helped to re-map where each of the pieces would be cut from the stone slabs. For aesthetic reasons, you want to align the veins in one direction, and try to book-match pieces that meet at a seam. There was a difference between our initial drawings and the built cabinets, so Luna had to revise the original mapping.

Max Space needed about 10 days to fabricate. We went with a simple polished edge profile, with no built-up edges. On the day of installation, Thouk and an assistant lugged in all the quartzite slabs, and did a few final cuts and polishing on-site. They left the kitchen pretty clean, doing the grinding work outside on our front lawn. With one of the leftover cutouts, Max Space made us a heavy cheese board. With another leftover piece, for an additional $400, they cut a small oval so we could make a coffee table (we had Style Garage make us a hot-rolled steel base).

About a month later, we noticed some oil and water rings on our beautiful stone. Although quartzite is somewhat porous, we did not expect a brand new countertop to suffer from stains. After getting in touch with a few repair companies, they suggested we contact the fabricator. Max Space confirmed that they had already applied a sealant, but sent someone out again to re-seal our countertops. We’ve had no problems since, and apply a store-bought stone sealer twice a year to maintain the surface.

All in all, Max Space was excellent to work with, very responsive to our inquiries, and took care to make sure everything was fabricated and installed correctly.

Approximate cost of services:
$6,300.00
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Company Response

Hello Eric. Thank you for your kind words and great review! We always try and work with our clients to make sure they have the best experience with us, as well as, have quality work done for them. It was a pleasure working with you and your wife. Please let us know about any future renovation jobs you may need help with! Thanks again. The MaxSpace Team