Yearly Archives - 2019

Versatile Granite

Ever wondered… “what is granite used for?”

It’s no secret that we love granite work surfaces in the kitchen. The material is not only aesthetically pleasing, but is exceedingly durable, heat resistant and easy to maintain. But you need not stop at the kitchen. Granite is a great material for sideboards and surfaces in the bathroom, hallway, living room…anywhere in the home, really! Work surfaces are our expertise, but have you ever thought beyond this? What is granite used for, other than worktops? Here are six [...]

Superb Marble Worktop

Why Marble Stone is Great for your Kitchen

The three key stones from which you’ll browse for your kitchen worktops are granite, marble and quartz. Today, we want to sing the praises of marble stone for kitchen worktops. While each stone has its benefits for different kitchen designs and concepts, we will look at the times that marble is the top dog! Consumers often associate marble with traditional kitchen concepts. However, just take a quick look through the marble library and you’ll find varieties that work for [...]

Preparing Granite Worktop

How to Prepare for Fitting Granite Worktops

Your new granite worktops may be part of a full kitchen redesign or even extension. Or they might simply allow you to refine your existing kitchen by adding this element of high-end design. In both of these circumstances, the granite cutting, shaping and sealing work happens off-site. So you don’t need to worry about that! However, just as important is your own preparation for fitting granite worktops. So what do you need to know and what should you make [...]

Limestone or Marble

Limestone or Marble: What’s the difference?

If you’ve narrowed down your choice of kitchen worktop to stone, you’re only part of the way there! With several different types of stone out there, you will need to specify your choice to natural or engineered stone. And then still further to granite, marble or limestone. The last two of these can be the trickiest to decide between. To many intents and purposes, the two are very similar. So when it comes to limestone and marble, what’s the [...]

Granite Worktop

Restoring a Granite Worktop

Have you purchased a property that benefits from an existing granite worktop? Perhaps it was one of the most attractive features of the home. However once you moved in you’ve noticed that it needs some TLC. Or maybe you have a well loved granite worktop which has seen you through many years of good service. It’s now succumbing to the ravages of time but there’s no other reason to replace it. From a granite worktop polish to a full [...]

Beautiful Marble Worktop

How to Remove Hard Water Stains from Marble

We’re willing to hazard a guess at why you chose a marble worktop. For one reason, it’s a beautiful stone. It’s classic and interesting and natural. And furthermore, it’s solid and hard-wearing and durable. But what do you do when hard water limescale sets in? In some areas, the hardness of the water supply means that you will need to have a plan for how to remove hard water stains from marble.  Marble Qualities Although it is true that marble is [...]

Marble Floor

Why you Should Invest in a Marble Floor Polish

In a home or a workplace, natural stone is a wonderfully versatile and durable material. Marble especially brings a timeless elegance that can withstand evolving design concepts. So as a flooring material, stone is a popular choice for those taking a long view. You may not have considered a marble floor polish. However, to get the absolute best out of your marble floor a certain degree of long term maintenance is key. I thought Stone is Low Maintenance? Absolutely right. Compared [...]

Worktop Stone

Making Sense of Different Types of Worktop

As part of a kitchen refit, choosing your worktop is a central decision. Indeed, some favour a change of worktop to give their kitchen a facelift when a full renovation is out of the question. However, how do you decide what’s right for you when faced with so many different types of worktop? There are aesthetics to consider, as well as your kitchen usage and maintenance demands. Not to forget the all important financial implications! So let us help [...]

Small Kitchen

Tips for Kitchen Designs in Small Spaces

We believe that all kitchens have the potential to be a great space. If a kitchen is small, though, it can feel like more of a challenge. The key to working out kitchen designs for small kitchens is in layout and features. So what are the best ways to design a small kitchen and where should you spend your budget for the best effect? Layout A work triangle – the path between cooking, cleaning and food storage areas is designed to [...]

Baking Bread Kitchen

National Relaxation Day: Head to Your Kitchen to Unwind

August 15th is National Relaxation Day. We all know how important it is to have downtime and space for reflection. However, it’s an incongruous truth that no one ever relaxed by being told to relax! So, come the 15th August or indeed any day of the year, we look at why the kitchen is ideal to truly unwind! Not only this, but find out how stone worktops play an integral role in keeping this room calm, understated and elegant. Baking The [...]