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From Underground Mineral To Kitchen Worktop: Granite and Quartz Worktops Explained

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For centuries we’ve mined mineral deposits from the Earth’s crust, harnessing their unique qualities as materials for use in construction. But it wasn’t until more recently that we noticed how two minerals in particular, granite and quartz, lend themselves perfectly to the home. Today, their combination of practicality, robustness, affordability, and appearance, have made them the two most … Continue reading

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The 4 Main Differences Between Granite And Quartz Worktops

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Choosing the material for your kitchen worktop is a crucial part of any kitchen renovation. You spend hours asking friends and family, browsing websites like Pinterest and Houzz, and scouring all the major make-over magazines for any hint of inspiration. Throughout your research you come across two materials time and time again: granite and quartz. These … Continue reading

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5 Of The Latest Trends In Granite Worktops

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Even in the midst of a recession, granite is ever popular among homeowners, designers, and builders alike. Everyone’s looking add there own personal style to their pride & joy. And in the kitchen, it’s undoubtedly the number one material of choice – something that’s clearly not going to change anytime soon. Granite (among other natural stones) … Continue reading

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Why You Need Granite Worktops In Your Kitchen

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Reasons To Choose Granite With so many kitchen worktop options available, we can see why it may get overwhelming but here’s why we think you need granite! Value They don’t depreciate in value, in-fact they increase the value of your home! Unique Worktops Each slab is one of a kind, you can personally pick your … Continue reading

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See Inside Our Favourite Celebrity Kitchens

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Kitchen Inspiration Everyone loves a little inspiration when it comes to home design, flicking through magazines, rambling through Pinterest and gawking at Houzz for hours on ends. So we thought we would provide you with a little inspo & search for the best celebrity kitchen and oh boy were we pleased we did! If you’re looking … Continue reading

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White Worktops Are Winning Right Now

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Around 3 years ago, we had a shortage of the famous Star Galaxy in the UK, it was a huge scare (well in our industry at least). Black granite was king and it didn’t look like it would be topped, for very good reasons, it’s beautiful for a start. Winning White However, in recent months … Continue reading

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Beyond Kitchen Worktops: Other Ways to Use Granite and Quartz in the Home

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If you’re only using granite and quartz for your kitchen worktops, you’re missing out on opportunities to increase the property value of your home. The durability, strength and beauty of natural stone makes it a great addition to all rooms in your home, so we’ve put together this guide on how to incorporate more stunning … Continue reading

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How to Make Your Kitchen a Fun Place for Children

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As adults and caregivers, the kitchen is often the hub of our activities; it’s where we spend a large portion of our home lives preparing meals, washing up, packing lunches, or even just settling down for a cup of tea. Children, however, have a very different relationship with the kitchen, only venturing in there in … Continue reading

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Top 5 Myths About Granite

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Granite has been a popular material for countertops for some time now, and with its growing popularity come many misconceptions about the material. Myths come about for many reasons, but most appear to stem from generalisations; many people make a generalised statement about all natural stone worktops without realising that there are varying properties amongst … Continue reading

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Why you should choose granite or quartz over wooden worktops

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When choosing a material for worktops in your home, there are many aspects to consider which will help inform you on the best material to suit your needs. Here, we explain a little more about why granite and quartz worktops are a stronger choice than wooden worktops for a variety of premises. Strength and durability … Continue reading

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