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

Off-cuts

15.01.2019
no comments

Hearths and Fireplaces

08.01.2019
no comments

Introducing Quarella

14.12.2018
no comments

Why quartz is a big trend for 2018

Some trends only hit the catwalks – this one is coming to flats and houses across the UK. Quartz is surging in popularity, and in 2018, we’re predicting a rise in the number of quartz worktops in homes like yours.

Why do people love quartz?

We’ve yet to spot one single reason why so many of our customers are choosing quartz worktops instead of other materials, such as wood, lino or tile, or even other stones, such as marble or granite. A few elements do keep cropping up however:

– Quartz is practical – it’s stain-resistant, waterproof, and non-porous.

– Quartz is tough – it’s one of the toughest substances on the planet in fact, and hard to chip, scratch or break.

– Quartz is great near the stove – it’s food-safe, heat-resistant, not flammable and not damaged by hot pans or cups.

– Quartz is ideal for baking and prep – it doesn’t stain and blunts knives rather than getting scratched.

– Quartz is easy to clean – most of the time, it just needs a wipe with a damp cloth or a mild cleaner.

– Quartz adapts to any style – from country kitchen to urban minimalism, quartz fits in wherever its needed.

– Quartz is great value – an investment piece, quartz holds its value over the years as it does not weather or stain like wood.

Any colour you choose

One big reason quartz is so popular across the UK right now is that it’s available in a huge range of colours. This selection lets decorators combine the practical benefits of stone with their own design choices without being limited by naturally occurring colours and patterns. Quartz worktops can be very colourful indeed, ranging from natural stone shades (white, beige, grey, black) to jewel tones and paintbox colours (royal blue, pillar box red, egg yolk yellow…). As an engineered stone, quartz worktops are made up of around 95% quartz with the remainder being resin and dyes. This lets the manufacturers play with colour and texture in a ways natural stones can’t match and giving you more choice.

Is quartz better than granite or marble?

Granite has been on-trend for several years now, and it’s become the benchmark of kitchen worktops. As stoneworkers, we come from a long tradition of shaping natural stones, including granite, marble and limestone, and will always have a fondness for these. But is quartz better? For many families, the answer is yes. Engineered quartz worktops don’t need to be sealed; they are non-porous, stain-resistant, heat-resistant and waterproof. Quartz is harder to chip or scratch than marble. Quartz is incredibly tough, it’s affordable and comes in a wider range of colours – it’s a great choice for home use and sometimes, yes, it beats out our beloved classics like granite and marble.

View our Quartz Collection

Recommended Articles

As stone-cutting experts, Surrey Marble and Granite undertake custom projects of all sizes, from handling an awkward corner in a small kitchen to creating a seaworthy marble bathroom for a super-yacht. We undertake complete projects, from templating to installation, and are always happy to discuss the possibilities of stone. With years of experience in the industry, we have the lessons of many successful projects to draw on and are always ready for a new challenge. We believe that stone is one of the most beautiful and versatile materials there is, […]

24.07.2014
no comments
Read More

Granite worktops are a natural choice when it comes to kitchen installations. However, they are also a great means of enhancing other work areas such as those found in large bathrooms or utility rooms. There is a wide range of colours available for granite worktops. However, because the stone is entirely natural, it is unlikely to retain the uniformity that you may find in less natural surfaces or artificial stone surfaces.

04.08.2011
no comments
Read More

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 […]

25.05.2012
no comments
Read More