The safety of our staff and customers is of paramount importance, and in light of the new Government guidelines, The Surrey Marble and Granite Showroom is now closed.

The team is still working – albeit remotely - so if you have any enquiries, looking for updates on current orders or the status of production, please email sales@surreymarbleandgranite.co.uk.

We hope you and your families are safe and well during these uncertain times.

Info
Fill out the form below to request a quote
Name*
Email*
Contact Number*
Address Line 1*
Address Line 2
Town*
Postcode*
Extra Info

I agree to receiving offers and services by email from Surrey Marble & Granite

I agree to Surrey Marble & Granite Terms & Conditions

Recent Posts

Benefits of a new Kitchen Worktop

28.02.2020
no comments

Why Granite Is Perfect For Kitchens

21.01.2020
no comments

2020 Kitchen Trends

10.01.2020
no comments

3 Common Kitchen and Bathroom Mistakes

 

Designing your own bathroom or kitchen gives you full control over the process. It’s also considerably cheaper than hiring a professional interior designer. However, if you’re in charge, you’ve only got yourself to blame if you don’t like the results. At Surrey Marble and Granite, we’ve worked with hundreds of home owners on kitchen and bathroom renovations, and are always happy to share our expertise. Here are three common mistakes – and how to avoid them!

1. Forgetting the Water: How Much Does a Full Bath Weigh?

Safety is the first and most important aspect of your home renovation. It might seem like an extreme example, but forgetting that a full bath weighs up to 100kg more than an empty one – and that’s before you get in! – can turn a safe build into a ceiling-cracking nightmare or bring a cupboard crashing down off a wall when you put the plates in.

As we regularly install stone kitchens and bathrooms, we’re able to offer advice about the weight of our materials and the structures required to support them. And if your needs are beyond the scope of our experience, we’ll tell you so you can get the professional advice you need.

2. Designing for Another Life

Creating a new room in your home is a chance to start afresh. Unfortunately, many people take it a step too far, creating a space that ideally suits the life they’d like – not the one they have. While it’s a good idea to plan for the future – kids grow up, and we all get older – keep your focus on right now.

In many cases, a stone bathroom or kitchen provides the perfect balance between the life you have and the life you dream of. As it’s incredibly durable and easy to clean, a stone floor or work top is robust enough to fit into a busy lifestyle, full of pets, kids, grand-kids, hobbies, work, cooking and socializing. It’s also a beautiful natural material, and retains its elegance throughout the years.

3. Forgetting the Water: Steam, Smells and Plumbing

Another common mistake that even professional designers make is to forget the ongoing maintenance required for a room in use. It’s obvious that showers create steam, and the benefits of a ventilating fan become particularly obvious when water starts dripping down the walls. While fabrics in bathrooms tend to stay damp, in the kitchen there are a host of smells and stains for them to absorb. Stone stands strong through all these trials, as it doesn’t absorb any moisture, food particles germs or smells.

Access to plumbing and wiring is another ongoing issue. It’s tempting to conceal all the unsightly fixtures and fittings, but when something goes wrong you don’t want to have to rip up an entire tiled floor to get at a single stopcock. If this issue is of concern to you, perhaps due to the age of your property or its layout, talk to us directly. We can help you create access points at key places, so that any future maintenance or repairs can be done quickly and effectively.

Recommended Articles

  When the weather outside is frightful, it’s hard to imagine using and enjoying your patio. However, if it’s a problem area for you, now is a great time to think about redoing it. Curl up by the fire, dream of sunnier days and get ahead so that when the good weather comes, you’ll be ready to enjoy it.

16.01.2015
no comments
Read More

I have always loved Menhir. Whether this is because of their connection to Asterix’s best pal, the menhir sculptor Obelix or because of their form signalling towards a time long forgotten. Indeed, it seems that the theories that abound trying to explain the significance of the menhirs are almost as numerous as the stones themselves. Menhirs are large upright standing stones, which can be found singularly or as part of much larger groups. They are spread across Europe, Africa and Asia, though most densely in Ireland, Britain and Brittany where […]

30.07.2012
no comments
Read More

Just like the clothes your wear and the image you present to the world, your home says a lot about who you are. It is, after all, the place where you spend the most time and as such is and should be expected to be an extension of your personality. The way you decorate and dress your home is reflective of your tastes and lifestyle and should make you feel at ease and positive. A lot of clutter and a home being in ill repair can make its inhabitants feel […]

14.01.2013
no comments
Read More