Cimstone Sines Quartz Worktops Burgess Hill Worktop Install West Sussex

Mr and Mrs C replaced the tired laminate worktops on their existing Howdens kitchen units with Cimstone Sines – a cost-effective cream, sparkly quartz which has brought a light and contemporary feel into their kitchen.


Worktops Burgess Hill

The kitchen features a very practical top-mounted, ceramic sink, from Wickes Country range, with a Brita, triple-lever mixer tap from B&Q. The mirror sparkles in the Sines quartz are visible here.


Worktops Burgess Hill

Solid stone worktops are about 10mm thinner than laminate or wood. When replacing worktops with pre-fitted splashbacks or tiling it is necessary to regain that thickness – in this case through a mixture of packing up under the worktops and a slightly thicker silicone bead on top.

Close-up of the joint in the quartz worktop

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Detail of joint at corner, showing how the chamfer “fades out” into the join and the narrow and unobtrusive nature of a silicone join in this material. The texture of the stone can also be seen, although the mirror sparkle cannot be captured well in a photograph.

Light quartz blends well with modern gloss cabinets and wood

Worktops Burgess Hill

The Ikea bench to the left of the sink provides massive storage on the open side of the room. We smoothed and polished the sink cut-out as a chopping board, so that this unit is tied in with the rest of the kitchen by the quartz. Lamona built-in fridge & freezer.

The black splashback is a strong contrast to the light colour quartz

Worktops Burgess Hill

The kitchen already had black glass full-height splashbacks from Howdens joinery, so there was no need for a quartz upstand.


Worktops Burgess Hill

The New Home stove with its built-in glass lid coordinates well with the black and cream look of the kitchen.