Solid stone worktops are an ideal platform for safely installing pop-up electrical sockets. We have found pop-up sockets to be more and more popular over recent years. This has been especially the case as kitchen design has leaned towards using a centrepiece island as the main worktop, with tall units providing storage against the walls. Where the kitchen has been designed in this way, wall space is obviously limited, in some cases drastically so, and therefore socket locations are at a premium. In addition, with the cost of electrical work and making good of walls, etc, worktop-mounted sockets are surprisingly cost-effective.
Although waste-disposal units may not be as popular as they were, we frequently fit solid stone worktops in kitchens where they are to be fitted. Given the high (though brief) power usage of these devices, good electrical practice is essential. These days, switches that are fully safe for waste-disposal units can be fitted in granite and quartz worktops.
We have made the necessary cut-outs for fitting sockets on both granites and quartzes. Please note that the actual fitting of the socket or switch needs to be done by a qualified electrician.