Granite vs. Quartz

It’s the new Stone Age Here at Tama as well as throughout the industry, we have seen a major shift in countertops. Ten years ago, 90% of counters were made with laminates, by companies like Formica, Arborite, and Wilsonart. Progressively, we have seen a major shift toward stone. The most common forms of stone are Granite and Quartz. The main …

An Inside Look at the Evolution of Tama Millwork Ltd.

In the 1960’s, a second-generation Japanese-Canadian man named Thomas Shimoji started a woodworking company called Tama Millwork. “Tama” has many meanings in Japanese, some of which are “treasure”, “pearl” or “sphere”. The translation that was passed down was “fast as a speeding bullet”. Primarily, the company manufactured millwork and store fixtures for retail stores across Canada, all of which were …