Steve and Alyssa McKenna are the owners of Luxury Granite here in Regina SK! They're true Saskatchewanites, both born and raised. Together they have 3 children, a beautiful home showcasing their favourite marble countertops, and two local companies full of great people!
Alyssa’s true passion is PEOPLE -- and making dreams come true! Luxury customers come looking for the perfect stone for their dream kitchen and helping them find it is her favourite part of the job. She knows first-hand that your Kitchen is for more than just cooking! With their 3 kids, the kitchen is the center of their home, where homework is done, family time is shared, and messes are made! But with Luxury countertops, we say your messes will always be beautiful!
Luxury Granite is Regina’s premiere granite, quartz, and marble fabricator and installer. The McKenna family has deep roots in Saskatchewan and have been doing business in Regina for over 30 years! After a long and successful experience with McKenna Distribution, Steve & Alyssa McKenna, decided to expand and share their passion for helping people through a new company, Luxury Granite.
As you can probably tell, Luxury is locally owned and has been operated by the McKenna family since operations began in 2008. Since then, we have served Regina families and companies, producing beautiful work, and happy customers! Our largest project to date was the New Mosaic Stadium in Regina, which we are proud to have installed hundreds of quartz countertops in: contributing to Saskatchewan's Rider Pride!
We strive to provide Regina with the most gorgeous stone we can find, and stellar craftsmanship! So to make that happen, Alyssa hand-picks every granite slab that comes into our shop. And this is no small shop! We have over 300 full slabs to choose from, not to mention the hundreds of order-in options. Come visit us today, or request a free in-home consultation with our sales & design team!
Frequently asked questions
Do granite countertops stain easily?
Granite countertops have a high resistance to stains. They do need to be sealed every couple years in order to be optimally resistant. Generally, any liquid spilled on a granite top, if wiped up within a few minutes, will not stain. Even water can soak into a granite countertop, so we use the water test to make sure your sealant is working. Put a bit of water on your countertop and if it soaks in within 5 minutes, you should re-seal your countertops.
Are granite countertops water absorbent?
As mentioned in the previous question, granite is porous, so water can absorb into it if not properly sealed. Sealing your granite is very easy, it's as simple as wiping down your counter with a rag once every 1-2 years.
Do granite countertops require a lot of maintenance?
Routine cleaning of your countertops with mild soap and water is all that is generally required. However, a reapplication of a penetrating sealer should be performed (how often depends on the colour of the stone--you can use "the water test" to see if it needs sealing), and should only take about five minutes.
Will heat will cause granite countertops to chip and crack?
Granite counters are heat resistant and can usually withstand the heat of hot pots and pans without damage (we still recommend using hotpads though, because granite does have weak points that can crack when heat is directly applied). Impact from a heavy object may chip the granite, but granite will withstand heat much better than Quartz, which you cannot put hot things on at all, for risk of burn rings or cracking.
Are granite and marble countertops are essentially the same?
Besides the fact that they are both natural stones, granite and marble are otherwise very different. Marble is generally a calicoes stone, formed from oceanic deposits and then compressed under pressure (metamorphosed). Granite, however, is an igneous rock, essentially molten magma, which cools and then hardens below the earth’s surface.
What is the difference between granite and quartz?
Granite is natural – Every piece is unique, and will have large variety in the patterning and colours because it has come straight from the Earth! Quartz is man-made but using mostly natural materials – It is composed of natural Quartz ground up and mixed with epoxy and colour pigments which allows for some variation in the patterns without creating an entirely different look.
What is "The Water Test"?
Granite needs to be sealed every couple years in order to be optimally resistant.
About Luxury's Process
Can we see the slab(s) you will use on our project before you cut them?
Yes, we encourage this and in many cases insist on it. We are also happy to show you the template layout on your slabs if you would like. This is especially important on movement types of stone, and this process is called layout review.
Does Luxury Granite, “book match” their countertops?
Yes. This provides the best appearance possible on the finished product.
How thick are Luxury Granite Countertops?
Granite is 1 1/4” (30mm) thick. Quartz comes in 3/4” (20 mm), 1 1/4” (30mm) or 3/4” Laminated to 1 1/2" thicknesses.