All of our worktops are made to measure for your individual kitchen. We offer a very wide choice: We recommend using granite or a quartz composite for most kitchen worktops, since all are hard wearing and durable. In some circumstances marble can also be used, if you are looking to create a more rustic “used” look (marble is more prone to scratching and staining, since it is a softer and more porous material). We can supply for all the major brands of quartz, such as Compac, Silestone and Caesarstone.
Why choose a granite or quartz kitchen worktop?
Both granite and quartz worktops are very hard-wearing and resistant to scratches. But more than this: they will add a touch of elegance to your kitchen and make it look very splendid.
The worktops are available in a range of colours and in different finishes, allowing you to find a fitting solution for all types of kitchen.
You are able to have a totally customised look: after you have chosen your material, you can then customise the finish: you can have different curves or angles or curves, drainer grooves or a simple recess – you choose.
Granite and quartz are naturally cool materials, making them perfect for worktops for a range of kitchen tasks.
Natural stone offers all of these possibilities: you can create a warm environment by using the golden sandy notes of a limestone. Or you can go for the cooler, more reflective look of white or creamy marbles such as arabescato.
You can then further enhance the marbled effect by creating an all-round look, using panels and mitred edges, and even book-matching if that is your thing! Granite can also be used in a bathroom environment, and can make a strong visual impact if used on some elements to contrast with, for example, surrounding limestone.
Lots of stone possibilities
Bathrooms are environments in which stone can be used on multiple surfaces. Aside from the use of stone on your vanity tops and in floor tiling, you can also clad the walls in stone. Large panels can be put in to create stunning effects.
We are able to source standard-sized to super-sized tiles, and regularly supply customers with limestone, slate, travertine and marble tiles for a wide range of projects, both outdoor and indoor. We are happy to advise you on the type of finish that could suit your project – see the finishes section of our website for more information.
Choosing the right stone for your floor is a decision that merits a fair amount of deliberation. Stone can improve as it ages, and the lighter notes that can be found in many limestones work well to complete most room designs – which accounts for their relatively high popularity as a flooring material.
A straightforward limestone fireplace can suit a modern unfussed look, or you can go for a marble surround to create a more classical appearance.
Hearths in slate, using tunes from grey to black, can also act as classy uplifting elements, and have retained their popularity in a variety of modern and more traditional living spaces.
As with worktops, fire surrounds and hearths are customised products, and we will fabricate them to your individual requirements.
The larger areas of stone mean that there are fewer grout lines and joints, which creates a sense of a larger, more voluminous space. Often used as an alternative to tiling, the effects can be quite spectacular.
When a stone slab is cut and the veining is mirrored, either on walls or floors, this is called bookmatching. It is an effect that requires precise fabricating and fitting skill and is occasionally used with white marbles or quartzites.