As expert stone workers, at Surrey Marble and Granite we often get asked for advice on choosing the best stone for our customers. One of the most common questions we hear is ‘what’s the best stone for a kitchen counter?’ The answer is, of course, it depends – and we can help you find the best stone for your unique kitchen.
I recently stumbled across an amazing artist who works solely in slate! The nature of the shape of slate creates stunning visual effects in terms of shadow and light. The image shows Alan Turing, who “did more than any other to make possible the breaking of the German Enigma codes at the secret Station X at Bletchley Park in Buckinghamshire.”. On his website http://www.stephenkettle.co.uk, Stephen explains that the process takes a great deal of time, an average of 60 hours per week! He goes on to say that this process […]
A new year is upon us, a time for reflecting on ourselves, resolutions and some spring cleaning. As people across the globe donate unworn clothes, join the gym and start on new ventures, our minds turn to our homes. The beginning of a new year is the perfect time to think about renovating our properties and refreshing their looks and functions. This could be anything from a lick of paint to some new decor. The kitchen is often the focal point of the home, with plenty of time spent in […]