Natural stone is quarried from the earth in slabs, which are then cut and fit to size. As they’re shaped, the stone worker has to make decisions about how the stone will be finished, which is to say what kind of surface the stone will have. In the wild, stone has a rough, rugged surface, which is unfinished and untreated. This can have sharp edges, inappropriate for the home. At the other extreme, beautiful marble statues typically have a highly polished finish, enhancing the natural radiance of the stone. […]
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.
At Surrey Marble and Granite we don’t just sell stone. We are a premier marble worktop manufacturer, creating bespoke and standard items in our Surrey workshop. As a local business, we’re proud to preserve and support traditional skills, while fusing them with modern techniques and technologies. With a staff of experienced stone workers, we’re able to advise on every aspect of your stone project, from selecting a stone through manufacturing to maintenance and repair.