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White Granite Worktops Pros & Cons

White Granite Worktops

More often than not, when we hear that someone is considering to have white décor or furniture within their home it fills us with a bit of dread. Most of us love the colour white as if offers such a beautiful look to any home, however many of us consider it as a danger colour to go for and would never dare choose it for fear of the upkeep. However, a white Granite worktop can add a touch of elegance of your home.
Is having white Granite really that big of a deal? Read on to find out as that is exactly what we are going to find out.

Pros of White Granite

First of all, white Granite is incredibly stylish and on trend. As it is a very popular decision, despite what we said above about many thinking of it as a danger colour, so you will be getting a very timeless piece to add to your home that will never come out of style. If you are one who loves keeping up with the best fashion trends then having a white Granite kitchen worktop would be perfect for you and your home.
White is also perfect when it comes to matching with any other colour or shade out there. So if you are someone who likes to change their décor or colour themes often, then a white kitchen worktop would be a great choice for you. Regardless of the colour theme that you currently have, you know that a white Granite worktop would go perfectly. Whether you have a light or darker shade, white will pair up stunningly well.

White is also great if you have a smaller kitchen, as white has the power to reflect light and bounce it around the room to give it the appearance of it being much bigger than it actually is. So if you have a tiny kitchen and want an easy way to make the space look bigger, having a white Granite worktop would be a great decision to make.
You can also be sure that if you decide to go for a white kitchen worktop that your kitchen will automatically offer a very fresh and clean appearance, far more than usual. We are not sure why, but white will always offer such a fresh and clean feeling with it and for that reason, white décor and furniture will always be stylish.
Our opening statement was that many people view white as a dangerous colour, however it is not really. Most people think this of white because they think it will show up a large amount of dirt and therefore require much more cleaning than any other colour or shade out there. However, what people forget is that black offers the exact same. Black and white may be complete opposites, but they require the same amount of cleaning as each other and yet black still remains an extremely popular colour. If you have ever had black décor within your home then you will know that it was not as bad as people may make it out to be, therefore you already know what to expect with a white worktop.

Cons of White Granite

Kitchens are usually one of the most used areas of the house and therefore have to cope with a lot of high traffic. As we mentioned before, white can often be harder to keep clean than most other colours out there.
As we mentioned before white has the power to make your kitchen look much bigger than what it actually is. While this can be such a great thing, it can also be a negative point. If you have a large kitchen then a white Granite kitchen worktop will then make your kitchen look too big, which is not what you necessarily want. If your kitchen is particularly big, then you may need to consider breaking up the white with some textures or other darker colours and shades to make sure that your kitchen has not been made to look too big. If you still want to go for a light and bright colour, you may perhaps want to consider an off white shade instead that offers the same benefits as white.

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What Are the Best Stone Kitchen Worktops?

Stone Kitchen Worktops

You are most probably here because you are considering which type of stone you should be using within your kitchen renovations. Quartz Stone, Granite and Marble are three of the most popular materials you could use within your home, let alone just for your kitchen worktops. All three offer different benefits and all have their selling points, however the decision you make will depend on which colours and shades you prefer as well as how the material will fit in with your lifestyle and use of kitchen worktops.
To help you along your way to deciding which stone is best for you and your lifestyle, we have provided a list of benefits from all three of the above mentioned stones. Don’t know whether to go for the practicality of Quartz, elegance of Marble or the stunning Granite? Then read on to find out what they all have to offer you.

Marble

When it comes to choosing Marble, you will be getting one amazingly distinctive stone for your kitchen worktops. This stone is absolutely perfect for anyone who loves the uniqueness of Marble because with every slab you never know what you will be getting as it offers a very un-uniformed appearance which adds great character to any home.
Marble offers a natural touch to your cooking preparations and is great for anyone who likes to bake because its natural warmth makes bread making and rolling dough far easier than any other stone. Due to its elegant appearance, it makes one great place for cooking and dining with friends and family.

Quartz

Quartz Stone is a wonderful material for absolutely any home, as it has been man made you can get a look of most other natural stones such as Marble effecting. As it has been engineered it has a very consistent appearance which offers a very uniformed colour and pattern with every single slab that you just cannot get from other types of natural stone.
If you are an environmentally friendly type who enjoys sourcing materials that are sustainable, then Quartz is definitely the choice for you as it incorporates recycled materials and only contains a very small amount of resin as 93% of the slab is Natural Quartz.
As Quartz is a non-porous stone, it will never stain which further makes it perfect for kitchen worktops. Regardless of what you spill it will never hold onto any liquids which also makes it extremely hygienic as it will never harbour any spills. It is also a very strong stone and incredibly difficult to scratch, great for kitchens due to the use of sharp objects and items being placed down on top of the surface.
Quartz Stone is also great for anyone who is on a budget because as it is the most common mineral in the Earth’s crust, it is very cheap to purchase and will not require any long term costs due to never requiring any treatments such as sealing.

Granite

Granite is quite simply one of the most popular materials to use within home renovations, which means that you will be purchasing a stone that offers timeless beauty. Why is Granite perfect for kitchen worktops? Because it is one of the hardest materials on Earth which makes it great for high traffic areas, especially if you have children. Granite will never scratch under normal use as long as you take care and maintain it well and it is incredibly easy to keep clean and hygienic for food preparation areas.
One of the most searched terms when people are looking to buy a property is whether the house contains any Granite, which means that it will only add value onto the property if you ever sell it on, making it more of an investment piece.

We have such an extensive range of finishes available and over 30 Granite colours available within our store, so you can feel confident knowing that you have such a wide choice to choose from so you can be sure that you will love it for many years to come. There is no point in choosing a colour or pattern that you are not crazy about with Granite, whatever colour or pattern you want, we will have it.

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Quartz Kitchen Worktops UK – Price & Installation

Quartz Kitchen Worktops

Quartz Stone has been entirely engineered and designed to be made out of 93% Natural Quartz and 7% Resins and colourings and therefore remains to be one of the best materials out there on the market to be used within kitchen remodels and in particular, kitchen worktops. Quartz has been completely manufactured so you are guaranteed to be receiving only the best in quality, appearance and finishing whenever you place an order with us.
At Surfaceco, we are able to offer you a completely customised experience through our flexibility with stocking over 250 colours in Quartz Stone, perfect for both residential and commercial properties.

Why You Should Choose Quartz

Quartz Stone is such an incredible material for being scratch and heat resistant, making it perfect for kitchen and bathroom remodels. As it is difficult to scratch, it makes it such a popular stone because objects such as sharp knives are unlikely to damage your surface. Additionally, by being heat resistant you will never have to worry about extensively damaging your kitchen worktop. However, it is still recommended by us that you continue to use protective measures such as heat pats to prevent and minimize this risk wherever possible.

Why Surfaceco?

Our Quartz Stone worktops in UK are one of the best services around. Here a Surfaceco, we will strive to provide you with the best service possible with our experienced and expert team. You will only ever receive the best standard of customer service and high quality Quartz Stone worktops. Whether you require Quartz worktops for residential or commercial properties, we are able to transform your kitchen area using your ideas and imagination. With the help of our experienced engineers, your vision will come alive.
One of our promises and commitments to our customers is that we will never subcontract any of our work out, so you can be sure that only our experienced engineers will be working on your kitchen worktop to produce the best results. You will never be disappointed with the results because we are able to keep a close eye on the entire production. Our team are fully certified to template kitchen worktops which they will later on cut and polish them in our own workshops and eventually will be the ones who will install your brand new worktop. This is a promise we are passionate about as it ensures the perfect result on every single job we carry out.

Fabrication Process

Our quality fabrication process is extremely fast and reliable. Your Quartz Stone kitchen worktops will be completed in-house by our own experienced employees which will make sure that our quick turnaround time is continually met and therefore makes us far more efficient than competitors who use subcontractors.

Installation

Our team of experienced engineers who come to install your worktops will be the same ones who created the templates and cut them. Our team have many years of experience under their belt and are competent at installing your worktops at the highest possible standard. Our engineers will make sure that all of your kitchen appliances that are around the kitchen worktop areas will not be damaged during this process or affected in any way.
When our team of engineers arrive at your door ready to fit your Quartz Stone worktop, your fitting may include a trial fitting to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, a demo that is completed by the project manager as well as assembly without any gluing.

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If you are interested in getting touch about any of our services, then please don’t hesitate in discussing any of your questions with our customer care team who are available when you are! Our staff will be able to advise you the best way possible to ensure that you receive the best results.

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Quartz Kitchen Worktops Surrey – Price & Installation

Quartz Kitchen Worktops

Quartz Stone has been made with 93% Natural Quartz and 7% Resins and colourings, which makes it one of the most popular materials out there that is being used within home renovations. As it has been man made, it offers a wide range of benefits to each customer which is why it is such a common material to be found within kitchens – especially kitchen worktops. Quartz has been manufactured to make sure that all of our customers are guaranteed to receive only the best quality worktops in both appearance and finishing each time a customer places an order with us.

At Surfaceco, we are fully able to offer all of our customers a customised experience thanks to our wide range of colours available. To help you find the perfect colour, shade and style for you and your home, we have over 250 colours of Quartz Stone available for you to take a look at. Whether you are looking for a kitchen remodel within a residential or commercial property, we are able to cater to your needs.

Why Quartz Is So Great

There are three main reasons why Quartz Stone is incredibly popular within homes and they are the fact that Quartz has scratch, heat and stain resistant qualities that makes its appeal stronger. As Quartz is such a difficult stone to scratch, it makes it an extremely popular material because sharp objects around the kitchen are unlikely to scratch the surface when they make contact. In addition to this, Quartz has an amazing heat resistant feature which means that you can place hot pots and pans directly onto the surface without a huge risk of damaging your new worktop. However, while this is great we still recommend continuing using protective measures to make sure that the life span of your new Quartz worktop is not brought short.

Why Surfaceco?

We have been supplying great quality worktops since 2000 to both residential and commercial properties. Our Quartz worktops in Surrey are one of the best services around and we are confident in that statement because we only use our own experienced employees. You will never find Surfaceco using a subcontractor for any of our work because we feel that this will take away from the quality of our work. Here at Surfaceco, we always ai to provide our customers with only the best possible service with our experienced engineers. You will only ever receive the best standard of service and quality Quartz worktops.
With the help of our amazing engineers who have heaps of experience, your vision and imagination will be brought to life in the way you want.
Because we have made a commitment to never use subcontractors with any of our work, our customers are able to depend on getting the best work possible. The engineers who will work on the template and cut your worktop will be the ones who will eventually install it later on. This makes sure that all of our customers receive the best result possible each and every time.

You will never be disappointed with the results because we are able to keep a close eye on the entire production. Our team are fully certified to template kitchen worktops which they will later on cut and polish them in our own workshops and eventually will be the ones who will install your brand new worktop. This is a promise we are passionate about as it ensures the perfect result on every single job we carry out.

Fabrication Process

Our quality fabrication process is extremely fast and reliable. Your Quartz Stone kitchen worktops will be completed in-house by our own experienced employees which will make sure that our quick turnaround time is continually met and therefore makes us far more efficient than competitors who use subcontractors.

Installation

Our team of experienced engineers who come to install your worktops will be the same ones who created the templates and cut them. Our team have many years of experience under their belt and are competent at installing your worktops at the highest possible standard. Our engineers will make sure that all of your kitchen appliances that are around the kitchen worktop areas will not be damaged during this process or affected in any way.
When our team of engineers arrive at your door ready to fit your Quartz Stonr worktop, your fitting may include a trial fitting to make sure that it goes as smoothly as possible, a demo that is completed by the project manager as well as assembly without any gluing.

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If you are needing to speak with a member of our customer care team, they are available to answer any questions you may have or advise you further to ensure that you get the best results possible from your order with us.

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Quartz Composite Countertops in London – Pros & Cons

Quartz Composite Countertops

Quartz Composite has very quickly become a very popular stone to use within home renovations, especially for kitchen remodels and countertops. Quartz Composite is very popular because it can be used for a range of purposes from kitchens, bathrooms to wherever else you could possibly think about having it installed.
Hopefully this article will be able to help you decide whether Quartz Composite is the stone for you to use when it comes to your kitchen countertops. While Quarts Composite is a brilliant material to use and have many advantages, it does not come without its setbacks or little downfalls. Read on to find out more about Quartz Composite and whether it will suit both your home and your lifestyle.

Pros of Quartz Composite

One of the best things about Quartz Composite that makes it so popular is that it has been man made and engineered which only gives it more benefits to offer the customer. Because it has been engineered it is available to be purchased in a huge range of colours, shades and styles that you can be sure will fit in with your style and personality, whatever it may be. You will never have to settle again for a material or colour based on your preferences. With Quartz Composite, you can be sure to find the perfect colour or style for you without any compromises occurring, and having the countertop installed that you absolutely love.
What makes Quartz Composite perfect for being used within kitchen areas is that it is absolutely ideal for any high traffic areas around the home, which includes bathrooms. Quartz Composite is an extremely durable material that you can be sure will not be affected over time due to the amount of use it goes under. The stone will be able to survive many years without being dented, damaged or scratched like many other stones out there. Even items such as knives will not be able to damage the surface of your new countertop because it is so difficult to scratch. While Quartz Composite is practically scratch resistant it is still recommended that you continue to use all the necessary protective measures such as chopping boards as you normally would to help prevent any damage occurring.

Quartz Composite is once again perfect for not only kitchens but kitchen countertops specifically because it is incredibly heat resistant. The stone is able to withstand well over 500 degrees of heat which means any items such as hot pans, pots and plates will not affect the finish of your kitchen countertop. However, while it is very heat resistant it is still recommended that you do not take advantages of its heat resistant qualities and continue to use all protective measures that you can and currently do. By not placing hot items directly onto the Quartz Composite countertop, you will extend the life span.

Con of Quartz Composite

One of the most obvious downfalls of Quartz Composite is its appearance. While it is such a beautiful stone, which cannot be taken away from it, it in no way comes close to offering the appearance of a natural stone. This unnatural appearance may be a huge deciding factor for a lot of people and if you are looking to recreate the appearance of a natural stone then Quartz Composite just may not be the perfect material for you and your kitchen renovations.
While no one can say that Quartz Composite is not an ideal material for kitchen countertops and to be used within bathroom remodels, it can be difficult to keep up with the cleaning products that you are able to use on the surface. Because Quartz Composite cannot be cleaned by certain chemicals that exist in a lot of cleaning products it can make your daily cleaning routine a bit more difficult for you. When you are shopping for cleaning supplies you will have to keep in mind that certain products and detergents are unable to be used as it may damage your countertop. You are unable to use any products that contain a high pH level, as this may end up causing a lot of problems for your stone. The reason why this may be difficult is because if you ever forget when you are shopping or misread any labels, it can have huge effects or be an inconvenience.

Lastly, while Quartz Composite has a great selling point for being used within home remodels due to its heat, scratch and stain resistant qualities, it may not be as entirely damage free as it may appear. In no way can anyone guarantee that your Quartz Composite countertop is going to be damage free for its entire life span, as this is unpractical. While it is a highly durable and strong material, it can still be damaged so you still have to take certain steps to make sure that you are taking good care of it.

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Quartz Bathroom Countertops – Pros & Cons

Quartz Bathroom Countertops

Quartz Stone is one of the most popular materials for bathroom countertops and for very good reason. There are many reasons why people are seeking Quartz for their bathroom remodelling but it is really all that it is cracked up to be? We will be discussing exactly what the benefits and downfalls of Quartz countertops to give you a balanced view, so that you can decide for yourself whether or not Quartz is the best material for the job, your bathroom and your lifestyle.

Pros of Quartz

Amazingly, Quartz is just second to diamond for its strength, which gives it great scratch resistant properties. As it is so resistant to scratches, it can be left with absolutely no mark after a slip of a knife or other sharp objects that may be found within the bathroom. When you accidentally place sharp objects on your bathroom countertop you will have nothing to worry about as you will still be left with a countertop that remains looking good as new. As long as you keep looking after your Quartz countertop, you will have a brilliant looking stone for many years to come.
In the bathroom are plenty of heavy objects – perfume bottles, make up, beauty items you name it! But one of the benefits of Quartz is that it is extremely difficult to chip or crack. So if you ever accidentally drop a large, heavy item onto your countertop it will not damage the surface. This strength of the Quartz also means that it is brilliant for transporting and installing as any bumps will not be a huge concern.
Within the bathroom you may also have other items such as hair straighteners which are known to reach extremely high temperatures. While most of these items come with heat pads, not everyone uses them or remembers to. For this reason, it is important to get a heat resistant stone for your countertops which Quartz can offer! Quartz stone is able to tolerate and cope with high heat without the material burning at all, as long as it does not exceed a certain temperature. Despite this, you should still continue using heat pads where possible to help prevent any signs or damage – you can never be too careful!
When it comes to selecting your new bathroom materials, cleaning and hygiene should always be at the forefront of your mind. With Quartz stone you will never have this worry again. As Quartz has been entirely man made, it has been designed to be a non-porous material which means that it will never harbour any bacteria or liquids that encourage the growth of harmful bacteria. The bathroom is one of the main areas of the house where you will be far more conscious of hygiene, but with Quartz you know that you will be making the right decision for this.
Unlike other natural stones on the market, like Marble, Quartz has been manufactured and designed to have a very consistent colouring. The appearance of colour and pattern is always uniform so that each and every slab will match, so you will never be disappointed in what you receive when it comes to installing the countertop. A lot of other natural stones out there will arrive with a many inconsistencies which just is not what some people want.
Once again, unlike types of natural stone, Quartz stone will never require any treatment in the long term such as sealing. Therefore, as it requires no maintenance at all other than the general daily cleaning routines, it is by far cheaper for those who have a budget and do not want any long term costs. This not only saves money but also time too.

In addition to Quartz being heat and scratch resistant, it is also strain proof thanks to is non-porous quality. If you ever spill a substance on your bathroom countertop such as nail varnish then there is very little to worry about in terms of staining as the stone will never hold onto any liquids and therefore will not stain. All spillages will be contained on top of the surface for easy cleaning – perfect for bathroom and kitchen countertops.

Cons of Quartz

Despite Quartz being great for being consistent in colour, it in no way is a substitute for natural stone as it does not have the same appearance at all. So if you are after the look of a natural stone then this may not be the best option for you and you may wish to consider other options. If you prefer a unique material then Marble may be your best bet. Quartz is a manufactured red stone and therefore will have that appearance.

While Quartz is incredibly easy to clean due to it being non-porous and therefore not holding onto anything, it is extremely sensitive to chemicals. You have to be careful which type of cleaning products and detergents that you use on a Quartz surface as it is sensitive to some cleaning agents. Any cleaning product that contains a high pH level would be unsuitable to be used, which may cause a bit of hassle when you are shopping for cleaning products. If you ever find yourself making the mistake of buying the wrong cleaning product or misreading a label, then you will have either risked damaging your countertop or have the inconvenience of not being able to clean your countertop until you are able to shop for more supplies. Any use of certain chemicals can end up permanently damaging your Quartz countertop so it is best to do your research to see if this is acceptable for you.

You may remember that we said above that Quartz is amazing for not being affected by heat or sharp objects as much as other materials are. While this is true, Quartz can still be damaged and chipped if it is hit hard enough. It may be a strong stone but it is breakable. Sometimes the advertisement of it being such a strong stone can influence customers into thinking that it is unbreakable and therefore they purchase it under this idea and then not being as careful as you should be – risking the appearance of your countertop in the process.

While Quartz is consistent in colour and pattern, it is in no way seamless. It is unable to offer a seamless appearance because the slabs are only made up to a certain number of fee in both width and length. If you ever require a larger size then this will be made up by connecting multiple slabs together, creating a not-so seamless appearance. If you are after a seamless look then you may wish to factor this into your decision making.

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10 Advantages of Black Quartz Kitchen Worktops

Black Quartz Kitchen Worktops

Despite many people out there uncertain about the colour black within their home décor and having it for their furniture, it remains one of the most popular colours out there to use. While it can show up a lot of marks and spills, resulting in the homeowner to be cleaning a little more than usual, there are far more advantages to having a black Quartz countertop that outweigh that one slight negative side.
Before you go and decide on whether a black Quartz worktop is for you, we have put together some information on what it has to offer you, your home and your lifestyle.

Centrepiece

As black is such a stunning colour, when it has been used right it is able to be the centrepiece of any room. When you enter a kitchen for the first time often the worktop is the centre of attention and has the power to draw the eye, by using it effectively you are able to give your kitchen worktop this effect on anyone who visits.

Many Options

With black Quartz you have so many options in terms of style, shade and finishing. Whether you want a block black colour, glittery effect, a matte or gloss finish or perhaps something completely unique, you will find the perfect kitchen worktop for you. As Quart is an entirely man made material, there are plenty of options available to purchase and look at before making your decision.

Matches Perfectly

When it comes to renovating your home, you can sometimes be concerned at first about finding accessories and selecting the right colour theme that will match your kitchen worktops. But when you settle on the idea of having a black Quartz worktop you will never be stuck for colour theme ideas again. If you are the type of person who likes to switch their colour theme often then this is the best colour for you as it will match and pair perfectly with all colours and shades out there whether they are light or dark.

Always On-Trend

Black is such a popular colour that it will never go out of style. By purchasing a black Quartz worktop, you are purchasing a luxurious timeless piece that will be able to be within your kitchen for many years to come. If you like keeping up with the latest trends then you will never have to consider changing your worktop ever again, unless you really want to.

Stain Resistant

As Quartz has been engineered it has been designed to have stain resistant qualities. As it is a non-porous material, it means that your Quartz worktop will never hold onto any spillages or liquids to make a mark or stain. Regardless of the substance that has been spilt, it will never stain or leave any form of mark, which makes it perfect for high traffic and food preparation areas.

Hygienic

Once again, as Quartz is an incredibly non-porous material this means that it is one of the best materials for being hygienic. Being non-porous means that it will never hold onto or harbour any bacteria that is potentially harmful or could make you sick – which is not what you want within a kitchen. Quartz is perfect for kitchen worktops because they are perfect clean and will never contain any traces of bacteria beneath the surface.

Heat Resistant

Quartz has been designed to be perfectly heat resistant and thanks to this quality, your new worktop will be able to cope under very hot temperatures up to a certain point. However, while this is true it is still recommended that you continue to use heat pads for placing hot pots, pans and plates onto the surface directly to help minimize and prevent any risk at all from occurring. It is always better to be safe than sorry as we’re sure that you will want to keep your beautiful new black Quartz worktop for many years to come.

Durable

Because Quartz has been man made, it is incredibly hard wearing which makes it durable for high traffic areas. You will never have to worry again about having signs of wear and tear because the risk of this has been minimized by a huge amount, making Quartz perfect for those with younger families who may be a bit rough with the surface more than usual.

Budget Friendly

One of the reasons why Quartz is so popular is because it is such an affordable material. It is cheaper per square meter than most other materials out there on the market. Alongside being affordable when you make the initial purchase, it is also great in terms of long-term costs as you will find out below.

Low Maintenance

When you place an order for a black Quartz worktop you can be rest assured that you will be getting a material that will never demand a lot of your time. As it is non-porous it will never require any sealing or treatments like other natural stones out there. So if you want to make a purchase that you will never have to think about paying out for again, then Quartz is the stone for you and your home.

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Pros & Cons for Black Granite Countertops

Black Granite Countertops

Most people consider white to be the ‘danger’ colour for kitchens as it can often show a lot of marks or spills, however with black being on the complete otherside of the scale people often think that it would not show up marks as easily, however that may be wrong.
Before you decide on whether a black Granite countertop is for you, we have put together a list of some of its pros and cons to help you on your way to deciding.

Pros of Black Granite

Granite countertops are such a beautiful, natural product that offers you a timeless elegance that can easily become the centrepiece of the room. Black is also such a luxurious colour that it will never go out of style and can easily match and go with almost any other colour out there. Granite is very durable and will take every day wear and tear very well and is very stain resistant once it has been sealed properly, this means that any spillages that occur will not stain or damage the surface. Not only that but Granite is also heat resistant which means it can withstand the heat of hot pots and pans without ending up damaged or weakened by the heat.

Cons of Black Granite

However, black Granite countertops do have a fair amount of weaknesses to. With black being the darkest colour you could purchase, it will show up all fingerprints and spillages so it will require a lot of cleaning to keep on top of it.
While Granite is heat and scratch resistant, it is not ideal to work on within the kitchen because it can easily dull knife blades, however this may not be a huge problem for a lot of people.
As we mentioned before, Granite needs to be sealed correctly otherwise it is a porous stone which will absorb all spillages which may be impossible to remove once soaked in. As soon as the sealant has worn off it is so important that you get it redone as soon as possible to prevent any long-term damage. A Granite countertop that has not been sealed properly will also contain a large amount of bacteria which is far from ideal in areas where you are preparing food.

While Granite needs to be sealed regularly, it is not easily to know how often it will need it. Your Granite countertop could need re-sealing on a yearly basis or once every 10 years, you will not know until the sealant wears off. And despite being very durable, a very heavy object is still able to crack or chip your Granite countertop.

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Marble Table Tops – Pros & Cons

Marble Table Tops

You have most probably come across this article during your search for more information about Marble table tops as you are considering having it within your home. Marble is such a great choice as it offers both beauty and timeless elegance. If you are looking to add a natural touch to your home, Marble is the perfect choice. However, there are many things to consider before purchasing Marble for your table top.
To help you decide whether Marble is for you, we have created a list of pros and cons of Marble for this exact purpose.

Pros of Marble

As long as you are prepared to take the time needed to carefully maintain your Marble table top, it can last for many years and sometimes generations. It is a piece that can be enjoyed with your friends and family for many years to come and is sure to be a talking point of the room because of its beauty. Marble is such a beautifully elegant stone and nothing really compares to the look and it is able to pair perfectly with almost any décor.

Marble will never go out of style so there is no need to worry about changing your table top in the future. As it can last for generations, you will be able to pass it down to your children or family members for them to continue to enjoy after you. You will never need to change from having a Marble table top, unless you want to.
Marble is also available in a huge variety of natural colours that have been designed to offer both modern and traditional looks. Even those who are looking for an antique appearance will be satisfied, regardless of your style and personality you will be able to find the perfect look for you.

Cons of Marble

As you will be using it for a table top which will be a high traffic area for food and drinks, the fact that it is a very soft stone and vulnerable to staining and scratching may be a problem where food, drinks and sharp objects are concerned. As it requires regularly, yearly sealing, this treatment will not prevent its vulnerability to being scratched. As it requires sealant once a year, this may be a large commitment for a lot of people as well as a long-term cost to consider. Not only that, but Marble is highly sensitive to a lot of common substances within households. Substances like cola, coffee and wine may dull the finish of your Marble table top, which means you have to take great care to not spill and use coasters all the time.

The good thing is that Marble can always be resurfaced by a professional however the cost of this is likely to be quite high.

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Top 10 Quartz Worktops Colours

Quartz Worktops Colours

Classic Quartz Stone is incredibly popular for kitchen worktops because it is a non-porous material, which makes it stain resistant and it is also heat and scratch resistant – perfect for food preparation areas like kitchens. It is also very easy to keep clean and maintain, with no upkeep costs such as sealants.
With Classic Quartz being one of our most popular materials for kitchen renovations, specifically with worktops, we have put together a list of our top 10 Classic Quartz Stone worktop colours.

Olympus Digital Camera

This is one of our ivory colours within the range which is perfect for those who are wanting a lighter colour without going for white. This colour has been finished with a light brown marble effect, perfect for those who want the marble appearance without the cost.

Verona

Verona is one of our brown colours within the Classic Quartz Stone range. Verona is light brown in colour with a white and darker brown pattern throughout.

Serengeti

Grey is such a popular colour at the moment and very on trend within homes, especially being paired with colours such as yellow. Serengeti is a dark grey colour with a black marble effect to finish it off.

San Vincente

San Vincente is one of our white colours within the range and has been finished off with a darker marble effect throughout.

Santa Brown

Another one of our brown colours is Santa Brown, the pattern and marks throughout this Classic Quartz Stone is so dark that is almost appears to be black.

Palazzo

For those who are wanting a brown but not wanting to go to dark, Palazzo may be for you. Palazzo is a lighter brown that has dark and medium browns throughout to create the marks and pattern.

Marbre Carrara

Another one of our white shades within the range is Marbre Carrara, which is a very popular choice. Marbre Carrara, as the name suggests, has been finished with a black marble effect.

Honey Onyx

As you will be able to tell by the name, it is almost golden in colour. The beige slab has been finished off with darker brown patterns and marks.

Palmyra

Yet another one of our beige colours within the Classic Quartz Stone range is Palmyra, once again, perfect for those who are looking for a lighter colour but not ready to go for white. Palmyra has been paired beautifully with white speckles throughout.

Caramelo

This colour may be beige but it is almost caramel in colour, much like the name suggests. Caramelo has a lighter beige, almost creamy coloured pattern throughout.

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