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 this room. This is why it’s often one of the first places we renovate. Our team at Surrey Marble and Granite are well versed in renovations, particularly in the kitchen. Our experts understand how to transform a room without breaking the bank.
A new kitchen worktop can completely change a room, making a huge difference. Different colours and textures create a unique vibe for the room, accentuating a contemporary or traditional style. Our experts understand the intricacies of kitchen worktops, and how different stones work for different people and kitchens. In today’s blog, we will be exploring different kitchen worktop materials and how to choose the optimal one for you.
Utilising quartz for your worktop is perfect for the busy, family kitchen where spillages and accidents are common. This material is extremely durable and hard-wearing, making it ideal for use in the kitchen. Maintenance for a quartz worktop is minimal, as it’s non-porous texture means it doesn’t have to be sealed. Kitchen spillages such as wine and lemon juice are no match for a quartz worktop as it is difficult to stain. In order to keep it clean, simply use mild soap and non-abrasive cloth, eliminating the need for an expensive surface cleanser. One of the reasons why quartz worktops are so popular is because it mimics more expensive stone, such as marble. This means you can enjoy the aesthetic without the cost and high maintenance.
Fancy a little bit of luxury? Add glam to any kitchen with a bespoke granite worktop which boosts the aesthetic of any room. This can be more of an investment, but its plethora of benefits make it well worth it. Granite worktops are highly durable and are no match for the typical wear and tear of a kitchen. Its scratch-resistant texture protects it from knife marks and damage, as well as being resistant to heat. Granite needs to be sealed which means it won’t absorb stains. To keep clean, wash with mild soap and dry with a soft cloth to leave the surface sparkling.
Marble has been a stone of luxury and class throughout time, believed to be first used in 438 BC. This is the perfect injection of glamour which looks gorgeous in any room. A marble worktop is particularly long-lasting, especially when cared for properly. The marble needs to be regularly sealed and can be refreshed with a new coat, leaving it looking fresh for years to come. Avoid any harsh chemicals when cleaning your marble and utilise chopping boards to protect it. This gorgeous stone will never go out of style, making a beautiful statement in your property.
All of our worktops are available in a huge range of colours, from classic white and black, through to more dramatic shades such as red. We can advise the best way to utilise colour in your kitchen for maximum impact. Many of our stones come with unique flecks and veins which add texture. Black veins in a white piece of marble make for an unusual worktop that looks striking in your kitchen.
If your kitchen is tired or you are keen for a new look, a complete kitchen refurbishment is less expensive than you may think. Replacing key elements allows you to freshen up your kitchen and tailor it to your tastes. Our team is well versed in creating stunning features that complement your property. We offer worktop replacements, new doors and complete kitchen refurbishments including carpentry, decorating, construction, installation, plumbing and electrical. All of our renovations are carried out by our certificated and qualified SMG representatives.
If you are considering a new feature in your home, we would highly recommend visiting our showroom. Our team can show you around our kitchen, bathroom and wall clad displays whereby you can get an idea of the quality workmanship we produce. We also have a huge range of Granite, Quartz and Porcelain and sintered stone samples, some of which you can take away. If you would like to speak to one of our team for further information, don’t hesitate to get in touch.