Kitchen Worktops in Granite & Stone
A granite, marble or quartz kitchen worktop is simply one of the best investments you can make for a room integral to our homes and central to our lives. When you choose a quality natural stone work-surface you understand the need for a beautiful, durable and tactile material that you and others will come into contact with every day.
Every worktop is custom made utilising CNC machinery, traditional skills and craftsmanship. If you are unsure about materials or where to go to next with your project please don’t hesitate to ask us, we will do our best to help and advise you whilst under no obligation.
You can visit our factory right on the border of Leamington Spa and Warwick. In the main we service the West Midlands and Warwickshire, it may be possible to arrange viewings of our previous work in or around: Leamington Spa, Coventry, Solihull, Stratford-on-Avon, Kenilworth and Rugby.
Scratches and Chips
Whilst granite is one of the hardest materials you can use as a work surface in the kitchen, its is not indestructible and like any material a degree of care must be taken to preserve its beauty. It will withstand any normal use with aplomb, but hard, coarse objects moving across a polished surface can sometimes scratch, and a sharp blow from a hard object can chip an exposed edge. Many people chop food directly on the granite worktop, but the use of a chopping board is recommended as some materials can be marked and granite will blunt your knives.
Being formed initially from magma granite can take very high temperatures, however thermal shock can potentially cause damage so use of a trivet is recommended. Alternatively “Hot rods” are available, which are metal rods fixed to the granite to hold hot pans off the surface, much like a trivet.
We take great pains to minimise both the number of joints and their visibility. Our joints are ground by CNC and set with a coloured epoxy to produce a very tight seam with low visual impact. We use an automatic vacuum pumped seam setter to level and pull seams tight.
Warm water and detergent (dish soap) are ample for cleaning granite. Care kits are available to enhance colour and leave a sparkling sheen should it be required. As a rule of thumb never use bleaches or acidic cleaners on natural stone products.