Classic Quartz Fiji Quartz Worktops in Uckfield, East Sussex

Classic Quartz Fiji Worktops: the Kitchen and Details

This kitchen in Uckfield, East Sussex, was installed by our friends at Kitchen Design Hub, who also shared the costs of this case study.  A slightly unusual room in having no outside walls in the kitchen area, daylight comes from skylights.

General kitchen view Fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex
Kitchen overview square on Fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex

The kitchen is on a simple single worktop and island plan – quite a common approach at present. Masses of storage plus roasting and baking facilities all come in a wall of towers. The sink is in the worktop; the hob is on the island.

At almost 3 metres by 1.4 metres the island is nearly an entire slab of quartz at 30mm thick. The overhang for the breakfast is at one end and down one side – far from the hob area. It is always best to keep hob cut-outs and breakfast bars fairly well apart due to the stresses in the stone from overhangs.

Birds eye view of island Fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex

The large Neff hob featuring Schott Ceran black ceramic glass top. The hob is served by a ceiling-mounted extractor fan as can be seen in the whole room images. The extractor is pretty high above – to be effective it will need to shift a lot of air.

The Franke Ariane ARX160 sink is one of the most popular undermounted sinks on the market. We have installed hundreds of them under quartz worktops.

Franke ARX160 Ariane sink in Classic Quartz Fiji worktop
Quooker tap and Franke sink in fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex

The tap is a Quooker – the market-leading boiling water tap. There are many different Quookers available, with filtered, chilled and even carbonated water options as well as truly boiling. The trademark knurled knob with its safety lock feels positive and solid and speaks of quality.

Detail of plug and usb socket Fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex

Socket at the end of the island, featuring USB ports for charging.

sink and quooker tap Fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex

A low (50mm) upstand backs the worktop, with tiling above. This avoids grout lines at the wiping level, and the height of the upstand can be chosen to allow exactly for a specific number of whole tiles running up to the wall units.

Classic Quartz Fiji Worktops: the Stone

Classic Quartz Stone Fiji Andrew King Photography 132747 a 1920 web

Classic Quartz Fiji is a favourite stone of ours, and we are very pleased to hold it in stock in our Premium Plus Extra price band. We are not selling as much CQ material as we used to, but Fiji quartz worktops buck the trend. Slightly grey, slightly beige, Fiji is well-patterned in just the kind of way that makes it incredibly user-friendly in a real kitchen. There is also that hint of sparkle – just enough to lift it; not enough to make it blingy. We have seen Classic Quartz Fiji teamed with kitchen units in a whole range of colours – it goes well with almost anything. Superb stone for really practical quartz worktops!

Fiji quartz worktops uckfield sussex
drainer grooves close up Fiji quartz worktops Uckfield East Sussex

We are Affordable Granite, the leading granite and quartz worktops installer for Uckfield, Crowborough, Hailsham and right across Sussex and the whole South East. If you are interested in Fiji quartz worktops, please don’t hesitate to contact us. For questions, queries and quotes connected with any aspect of worktop installation or kitchen design, please don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01293 863992 or by email on .

© Images from Affordable Granite / Andrew King Photography