FAQ'S

How much will my Bench top cost?
The exact cost will depend on the size of your kitchen, the type of Stone  you’ve chosen slab sizes,  thickness, edge design, sink type, application etc
and the extra details such as edging and upstands. We will provide a written quotation for you to agree before we commence any work. For a rough estimate, why not use our online price calculator, or contact us.

Which is more expensive Engineered Stone or granite?
There are different price ranges in both the stones. A common perception is that natural stone is more expensive but this is not always true. . There are granite in low range that are equivalent to standard range engineered stone..  Granite is more economical as they come in large sizes. So a normal kitchen can fit in 1 sheet of granite, which might take 2 sheets of engineered stone.  It is always to shortlist your choices and get a comparison quote for granite and engineered stone. 

Is price of stone  indicative of the quality?
No , Prices are based on many factors , but main factor is supply and demand. Other factors such a squarry size, location etc also affect the final price. The more moving colours are the lesser the price.

How can I get a quote?
Simply fax or email  your kitchen plan  to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , with your contact details and we will be happy to give you a quote.

How do I place an order?
Once you are happy with the quote First thing to do is come to our showroom/warehouse and view the range of stones currently available. From here you will start with a short list of stones that you like and obtain some quotations in these stones Once you have this information you may come back to make your final selection  and place your order.

A member of staff will be in contact with you to confirm the order and arrange for templating.

Why are customers recommended to view their slabs prior to fabrication
Especially for natural stone, we recommend that customers come in and view the current batch as every batch varies .

The beauty & elegance of granite  or antural stone is a result of its natural origins, most will contain colour variations, natural surface marks and blemishes. The veining and colour may vary slightly within the same slab. These variations are to be expected and add to the unique character and natural beauty

Even  for Engineered stone, it pays to  view the current batch . Although it is uniform, it does not mean that every batch is the same a s the next. Although the match is much better than granite or marble.

The samples of stone  are  just an indication only.

Can I place hot items on my stone Top?
Never Place hot post etc on  either natural or engineered stone.  Although heat resistant, there is always a risk of cracking due to thermal shock. Always use trivets .

Can Stone crack?
Granite or engineered stone  does not crack with ordinary use. Do not stand on or next to the sink, cooktop cutouts, or unsupported overhangs - as too much stress or weight applied to the stone may cause it to crack as it brittle in unsupported areas.

What about chips?
Granite or engineered stone will not chip under normal use, although a heavy object hitting a square countertop edge could chip out a small bit of stone . If this should occur, the chip can be filled and we charge aout to fix the chips. In case of larger  chips, As far as possible please retain the chip so we can use  it to fix it.

How do I  take care of my stone tops?
The stone tops are easy to clean and maintain. Having said that, although they resist staining, it is recommended that you wipe up food and liquid spills as  soon as possible. It is always easier to clean immediately rather than to deal with a dried on stain.

For everyday routine cleaning, we recommend Lithofin products that are made for stone tops. You can use warm soapy water and a damp cloth