Frequently Asked Questions

How much will my Kitchen Benchtop cost?

The exact cost will depend on the size of your kitchen space.

The benchtop costs determined from the following factors:

  1. Stone Type
  2. Slab Size and thickness
  3. Edge design
  4. Sink type, application etc.

For extra details such as edging and upstands; We will provide a written quotation to agree on before we commence the work. For a rough estimate, get in touch with us, and our team give you a quote.

Is the price of stone indicative of the quality?

No because the prices determined by factors such as

  1. Supply and demand.
  2. Quarry size
  3. Location

These factors impact the final price.
If the stones have more moving colours, the lower the price.

How do I place an order?

Once we’ve met and discussed the requirements, we invite you to our showroom to view your chosen premium stone slab (unless you’ve already chosen your stone from our website).

At our showroom, you can view various colours and styles of the stone to get its right feeling. If you change your mind about the stone, our team is happy to show you different collections that you may like.

Once you are happy with your selection, we’ll secure the slab for you and go ahead with the quote and payment.

Can I place hot items on my stone Top?

Never Place extreme hot items on either natural or engineered stone. Although the stones are heat resistant, there is always a risk of cracking due to thermal shock. Always use trivets.

What about chips?

Granite or engineered stone will not chip from everyday use, although a heavy object hitting a square countertop edge could chip out a tiny chunk of the countertop. If this occurs, we may have to fix the chips (charges apply). In some cases, if large chips have occurred, please retain the chip so we can use it to fix it.

Why would you want the buyer to view the slabs before fabrication especially for natural stone?

We recommend the customers to come in and view the current batch as every batch varies.

The beauty & elegance of granite or natural stone is a result of its original location. 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 variation is the same as the next. Although, the match is much better than granite or marble.

Please note the samples of stone are just an indication only.

Which is more expensive: Engineered Stone or Granite?

There are different price ranges for both stones. A common perception is that natural stone is more expensive, but this is not always true. There is granite in the low range that is equivalent to standard range engineered stone.

If you are on a tight budget, granite is more budget-friendly and comes in large sizes.

An average kitchen can fit in one sheet of granite, while engineered stone can fit two sheets. We can provide you with a comparison quote for granite and engineered stone.

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, we highly recommend 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.

What is your process?

We follow our process accordingly:

  1. Meet and Discuss
  2. Select your desired stone
  3. Receive a quote
  4. Finalizing and Crafting
  5. Installation

You can read more in Our Process section of our website.

Can Stones break?

Granite or engineered stone does not crack with everyday 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 is brittle in unsupported areas.

How can I get a quote?

Please fill out your details on our contact us page or call us 07-823 3167 Or Fax: 07-823 3186.

To get a faster quote, It would be better to fill out the form on our contact us page as you can share your kitchen plan with us. We will be happy to give you a quote quicker.

What are the disadvantages of using porcelain?

Patterns on porcelain surfaces are printed with ink, which means they are only skin deep. This means that if a cut or groove was made on the surface, for example, grooves made for draining; the surface pattern will be removed in that area.

Porcelain is new to the benchtop market; it is proving to be a relatively expensive material when compared to reconstituted stones.

Porcelain does require an experienced fabricator, which adds additional cost.

Despite porcelain’s durability, it is brittle. This means it may chip or shatter from impact when heavy items are dropped on the surface. Chips can be repaired using an epoxy acrylate resin and matched to the porcelain colour. We recommend that a stonemason carries out any repairs.

Let’s craft your custom-made stone for your home projects.

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