Despite the recession, marble and granite worktops are still a popular choice for many homeowners and businesses. Considered a luxury feature, since luxury hotels around the world but proudly boast of their marble and granite worktops, tiles and other fittings. However, after you have installed granite, sometimes through normal wear and tear, it can become quite dull. In other words, not as striking as the day it was first installed. All is not lost as it is possible to polish granite worktops and restore them to their former glory.
Kitchen worktops, as we know them today, started to appear around 1920 yet marble was in use throughout the home long before that. At Surrey Marble and Granite we often work on period properties and are fascinated by the details of home decoration and embellishment we see in these beautiful houses. Marble and granite have been known for their strength and beauty for thousands of years, yet some of the forms you see today are really quite new. Here’s our short jog through the history of marble.
Once upon a time marble was only used for palaces and important places of worship. While modern technologies have made marble surprisingly affordable, none of the beauty or history of the stone is lost. Here are 3 of our favourite marble buildings, and some quirky tips for bringing their style into your home.