Marble bathrooms have been popular since the Golden Age of Hollywood, when screen goddesses like Elizabeth Taylor or Vivien Leigh were often shown in a marble bath or at a marble vanity. Granite worktops, while popular in kitchens from Berkshire to Aberdeen, have been ignored in the bathroom, which is a same as it’s a versatile material that can create a truly elegant look.
As we manufacture all our worktops on site in our factory, we can add any edge detail to any suitable stone. You maybe wondering whether it’s worth thinking about edgings – particularly if you’re feeling a touch of decision fatigue after choosing granite worktops, cabinets, appliances and every other detail for your Aldershot kitchen remodel. However, the finishing touches can add to – or detract from – the overall look you’re trying to create. Imagine an impeccably tailored suit with gaudy, mismatched buttons or a bride who hasn’t brushed her hair – the details matter.
Marble is notorious for being a delicate stone – but it’s still tough as rock. Like granite or limestone, marble can handle higher temperatures (a hot pan or cup of tea) without scorching or deforming. Thanks to modern sealing techniques, a finished marble worktop, whether it’s your kitchen worktop, patio or bathroom on a superyacht, will be waterproof and stain resistant. That said, light coloured marble – particularly the classic, pure white marble – can be stained if it’s not sealed so if you have vintage or antique pieces it’s best to have them treated or handle them carefully.
Once you’ve chosen the material, that’s it right? Not quite! Luckily, the team at Surrey Marble and Granite are here to talk you through all the options, helping you create the perfect stone worktop for your kitchen or bathroom.
Whether you’re bringing a new, modern look to a period property or refreshing a contemporary building, you should definitely consider using granite. Beautiful and practical, this traditional material is undergoing a renaissance. One of the toughest materials around, granite is an ideal choice for any home that needs to be easy to maintain and care for and a joy to live in. That it’s a show-stoppingly beautiful stone prized by top interior designers is simply a bonus!
How can I create a beautiful, practical staircase that won’t wear out? Our answer: marble!
Stairs are one of the highest traffic areas in your home. They’re also typically really visible, often the first thing guests see when they walk through the door. A marble staircase is both beautiful and tough, making a great first impression and lasting for decades.
In five years time, what will you wish you’d done now? The question is often asked by time management experts, but it applies even more to home design and renovation projects. Caught up in the heat of the moment, it’s easy to get swayed by trendy furnishings or cut a corner to save costs – but would your future self thank you?
Before you start a new home renovation project, you’ll want to know how long it will take – will your kitchen will be out of commission for days? Weeks? Months? At Surrey Marble and Granite, we offer a full service granite worktop manufacture and installation, and we’re accustomed to slotting in with other trades and service providers. Here are the main steps we go through with some rough time estimates – depending on the project, each step may require more or less time so it’s essential that you talk to us to get a detailed plan if time is sensitive.
Let’s imagine an order coming in. Steve wants a new granite worktop for his Southampton home. He sends us a message through our website, and gets a quick call back from our team.
Make a bland space into a statement piece with a colourful kitchen worktop. Many people believe that stone worktops only come in dull shades, but it’s not true. Marble, granite and limestone come in a surprising range of colours from pale pink through blue while quartz worktops, such as Arena Stone, are available in almost any shade you can think of. As expert stone workers, at Surrey Marble and Granite we handle all kinds of stone and have created some truly stunning kitchen worktops for our clients in bright and unusual hues.
We’re called Surrey Marble and Granite, so some of our customers assume that we only work with natural stones. Not a bit of it! Processed and engineered stones are a fantastic addition to the market. Here are just a few of the reasons we love to work with quartz.