Granite Work Tops
Granite is hard igneous stone that is formed over millions of years by volcanic activity. Magma flows from volcanic activity and slowly cools over millions of years. During the process, magma combines with various minerals including Hornblend, feldspar, mica and quartz to create its “crystal appearance”. The elements are compressed by forces deep within the earth’s surface. As softer earthen material surrounding granite deposits erode over time, hard granite becomes exposed, creating quarries of granite.
The natural properties of Granite mean you can have a wide variety of grain pattern and colour in one given slab and no two slabs are exactly the same. We feel this is one of the beauties of natural stone and why it continues to be very popular.
If you countertop requires more than one slab we will pick the best possible match to achieved the work surface your kitchen deserves.
Quartz Work Tops
Quartz counter tops contain crushed quartz, which like Granite, has been formed over millions of years. However it is then crushed and mixed with resin in a ratio of 93% quartz to 7% resin. (Please note ratios can vary) It is manufactured in a variety of different patterns and colours which is growing year on year. Quartz counter tops are just as strong as granite but have the added benefit of being more flexible in that the pattern is consistent from slab to slab unlike granite which can vary from one slab to the other. It is also non-porous and does not require any sealing – ever. These stones offer a virtually no-maintenance material solution for counter tops. We are agents for 3 of the main Quartz manufactures in Europe.
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This Santamargherita Victoria counter top is the highlight of this kitchen, enjoy all the colour of natural marble with none of the down sides. Full Install, U shaped Couter with2 Joints and Curved End, Full 100mm Black Splash, Full height Cooker Back Splash, Island with Curved corners and Cored hole for Pop up Plug.