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Living on the Edge: A guide to stone worktop edging

The devil is in the detail, so they say. This is certainly the case when you are making choices for your kitchen. Perhaps you will spend hours deliberating over whether granite or quartz will be the perfect stone for your kitchen worktop. Or whether your marble sink surround should be brilliantly white or elegantly patterned.  The edge of your surface can sometimes come as an afterthought. However, with due thought and consideration, it can add another dimension of clarity to your...

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What’s So Quintessential About Quartz?

It’s easy to see why quartz is such a popular worktop material for both kitchens and bathrooms. It’s virtually indestructible and the massive choice in colour and pattern style makes it easy to fit into a design scheme. What is quartz though and why would you choose it over other materials such as marble or granite? What it is Pure quartz is a natural mineral. Its use is diverse, from jewellery to homeware to electronics. By the mid-twentieth century, synthetic varieties were...

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Worktop Maintenance: Seven Top Tips for Stone Upkeep

One of the primary reasons that many customers choose stone for their kitchen worktops and islands is the durability of the material. Whether granite, quartz or marble, a stone surface is a high strength and low maintenance choice for a busy household. However, low maintenance doesn’t necessarily mean zero maintenance. Like anything, stone gives out what you put in, so there are a few key things that you can do to keep your stone worktop looking its best. 1. Sealing and...

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What’s So Marvellous About Marble?

Finding the right stone for your home can feel convoluted. With aspects such as appearance and function to consider, and with many stones sharing similar features, how can you be certain that you’ve made the right choice? Looking in more detail at marble and what makes it special, we can identify why it might be the perfect stone for you. Formation Marble is a naturally formed metamorphic rock. It derives from a sedimentary form that manifests as limestone or dolomite. When subjected...

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Stuck in the Middle: 5 ways to use your kitchen island

Choosing to include an island in your kitchen design is both practical and aesthetically pleasing. Your worktop and storage space will increase and the centre of the room is a great place to show off a striking stone worktop. Before you set your heart on a dramatic marble centrepiece, though, ensure that you have given thought to how you intend to use the facility. The most effective kitchen islands are those which have a dedicated use. So, once you have...

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What’s So Great About Granite?

Here at Zenstone, we think that all stone is fantastic. Each of the varieties of stone worktop that we supply has their own unique appeal and charm. Today we want to talk specifically about granite and sing the praises of that most traditional of domestic stones. Where the popularity of natural stone in home decor remains on the up, granite is seen as a classic. Value Because of its status as an iconic high-end material, you will find that granite worktops are...

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Worktop Feng Shui: Arranging your perfect kitchen

As a central part of home feng shui, a well laid out kitchen is vital for your well being. This is a practical fact as well as a conceptual one. The heart of your home must be treated with care and attention. When we spend a considerable amount of time in the kitchen; whether cooking, working or socialising, it is crucial that it works seamlessly. Much of your activity will be centred on your worktops, the materials and colours that...

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Bathroom Beauty: Using stone effectively

Natural stone is a striking addition to any room in the home, but it is an especially fitting material for a bathroom. It is possible to choose almost any element of this room to be made from stone, from sink splashbacks and vanity tops to walls and floors. It is a practical, durable and elegant choice. But how do you use it to its best capability? Elegance Perhaps your design concept is to create an oasis of glamour in your bathroom; a...

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What’s the difference? The choice between granite, quartz and marble

Once you’ve decided that stone is the way forward for your new kitchen or bathroom (and why wouldn’t you?!) you will face the more specific choice of which stone to use. Our main lines of stone: marble, limestone, granite and quartz have varied qualities which means that different stones are appropriate for different circumstances. So how do you make the choice that is right for you? What are they? Quartz This is an engineered stone and encompasses our Dekton produced products which are...

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Colours in the Kitchen

If you’re always standing in the kitchen at parties, then it may be that you’re just the coolest one in your crowd… or could it be that you’re actually busy judging the design choices of your host and reading into the insight that it gives to their personality?! It is true that our design choices are extremely telling of our priorities and values, and none more so than our choice of colour. Statements If you’re a bit of a social butterfly, a...

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