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.
Located in Wiltshire, Stonehenge is one of the most famous prehistoric monuments in the world. Archeologists believe that it was constructed around 3000 BC from, in the most part, Preseli Spotted Dolerite. This stone, which is harder than granite is believed to have been brought all the way from the Preseli mountain range in Wales, a journey of around 250 miles. How the stones were transported this distance with the meager tools the natives are believed to have possessed has been deliberated for decades. The glacial erratic theory suggests that […]
Regular cleaning helps keep quartz worktops looking their best. Once you’ve installed a quartz kitchen counter or bathroom vanity, it should last years or even decades without significant wear. However, there are a few things to do – and a few things to avoid – if you want to keep your engineered stone looking as good as new.