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Q. What is the difference between granite and marble? Granite is one of the hardest materials on earth. Granite is composed primarily of quartz, feldspar and mica. Other minerals may be present in the stone creating its unique colours, textures and patterns. Used as a material for granite worktops, it is more resistant to scratches, acids, stains and heat than marble. It is long-lasting, durable and available in a wide variety of colours, textures and unique crystal patterns that create a warm and inviting environment for your kitchen or bathroom.Marble works beautifully especially in the bathroom where the veining patterns and colours that appear can be used to create exquisite designs. Marbles are made up of mostly of calcite. Marble is sensitive to acidic foods such as vinegar, lemon, tomatoes, wine, as well as some tile cleaners, mildew removers and other materials commonly found in the kitchen or bath and will dull a polished finish.

Q. Should I use granite or marble for my worktops?Granite is the most versatile stone to work with. Granite can be used anywhere indoors or outdoors. Marble can be used almost anywhere, but it has limitations. Marble weathers outdoors and it is more susceptible to dulling, scratching and staining. We would not recommend using marble as a kitchen worktop.

Q. What special care does stone require?Marbles should be sealed once or twice a year. Granite should be sealed once a year. Note, using a sealer does not make the stone un stainable. It simply fills the pores in the stone and make the staining process slower, thus giving you more time to clean a spill before a stain sets in. Please note that darker granites are virtually immune to stains.Otherwise, clean regularly, don’t use acidic or abrasive cleaners that will dull the finish over time.

Q. Can I cut on my granite worktop? Granite worktops are harder than your knife blades and will dull them very quickly, if you use the worktop as a cutting surface. Always cut and chop on a wooden or plastic cutting board.

Q. Can you give me a quotation over the telephone?Possibly if it was just for one piece or an extremely simple layout. It is much more accurate for us to quote from a plan.

Q. Will you provide stone samples?Yes we can give you samples or post them to you, However we will only give out samples after we have provided a quote.

Q. Can I look at the slab before cutting?Yes, in fact we actively encourage it as sometimes small samples do not do the material justice. If you are interested in one you can visit one of our slab suppliers to view a vast array of materials and even choose the exact slab you want.own content. You can change my font, size, line height, color and more by highlighting part of me and selecting the options from the toolbar.

Q. Can splash back tiling take place before fitting of the tops?No, please wait until the stone tops are installed.

Q. Do I need to be present during your templating operation?Yes please, to help with any questions that we may have.

Q. Will I have joints and if so will I see them?Joints are often unavoidable. We will do everything we can to avoid or reduce the number of joints in a job . Then, we do everything we can to make the joints less noticeable. We use an epoxy to glue and seal the joint. We colour the epoxy to make it blend with the stone.

Q. Will you plumb-in my sink/basin?Sorry, over to your plumber for this one. However we will fix under mounted sinks to the granite. Please note for heavy ceramic sinks you will need to build a sub-base to support it.

 Please ensure your carcasses are level as possible before template is taken, as final measurements are needed.

Thank you for your time and enjoy your investment

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