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Is it possible to remove limescale from marble?

Marble remains the most on-trend material for kitchen and bathroom worktops. Its natural elegance and durability make it a design must. It can fit with a range of design concepts, and is practical for keen bakers and busy family kitchens alike. While marble does not require regular maintenance, and is extremely easy to clean, like many other materials it can accumulate limescale. To enjoy your marble worktops for years to come, it’s worth understanding why this occurs and how to...

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How long should I expect my quartz worktop to last?

Choosing the right worktop for your kitchen isn’t just about aesthetics. It's a decision that impacts functional daily living, the value of your home, and your contentment in the atmosphere of the space. In recent years, quartz has surged in popularity, and it’s easy to see why. Known for its durability, low maintenance, and wide range of design options, quartz is set to remain popular for years to come. But just how long can you expect your quartz worktop to...

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Luxurious bathroom trends that will be popular in 2024

Do you wish your bathroom felt less functional and more like a sanctuary? Modern living has slightly altered the way that we use the rooms in our homes. From social kitchen design to living spaces that double as a workspace. While the bathroom clearly remains a space to wash and refresh, its growing dominance as a zone for relaxation and rejuvenation is striking. And this is reflected in bathroom trends. While clean lines and elegant design have been at the...

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Kitchen colour trends for 2023

If you are planning a new kitchen for 2023, one of the key choices to make is the colour scheme. And it’s important to make this decision as early in the design process as possible. The colour of your kitchen has an enormous impact on the look and feel of the whole room. So you need to think carefully about both the style and the ambience you want to have in your new kitchen, then decide on the best colours to...

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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 to...

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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 you...

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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 bring...

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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 therapeutic...

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Summer Stone Worktops

Why Stone Worktops are Great for Summer

The sun has arrived, Wimbledon’s been great and school’s nearly out. Summer fever is here, and with it the way you use your kitchen will change. Maybe in just the most minuscule of ways, but it will. You’ll find that a focus on fresh food, cool drinks and entertaining tends to dominate this season. Not only this, but July is National Picnic Month. So it’s time to set your kitchen surfaces to work as you create a glorious picnic. So,...

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Stone Kitchen Worktop

6 Top Functions of a Stone Kitchen Worktop

If you’re considering a stone worktop for your kitchen refit, you will likely consider both aesthetics and function. We all know that granite, marble and quartz are beautiful materials. Surfaces that will inspire admiration among visitors to your kitchen. But, how should we think about stone when it comes to function? Indeed, what are the key functional benefits of stone worktops and what works best where? Preparation Maybe you prefer to prepare culinary delights close to your cook zone. Or you could...

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