We hope to answer all of the most common questions about granite & quartz worktops. If you have any further questions, please do not hesitate to contact us to discuss your query.

CURVED CORNERS: CURVES ON MY GRANITE WORKTOPS

Curved corners. Can I have curves on my granite worktops? Yes you can! We look at a number of the applications for curves in your kitchen.

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WHAT’S IN A NAME? BIG BRAND OR BASIC BUY?

Big quartz brands or basic buys? Should I go for a big name in kitchen worktops or are generic quartzes just as good? What are you paying for with a…

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GETTING IN THE GROOVE: DRAINER FLUTES ON STONE WORKTOPS

Drainer grooves: are they a good idea on your solid stone, quartz or granite worktops? We look at some of the pros and cons of the popular flutes

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BESPOKE KITCHEN WORKTOPS: BUYING STONE JUST FOR YOU

Bespoke kitchen worktops: why some customers choose stones that we don't hold in stock, and the difference that can make to price and the finished look.

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CAN YOU INSTALL GRANITE OVER MY EXISTING WORKTOPS?

Can you install granite over the top of my existing worktops? Do you add a granite layer? What is the difference between your product and layering approach?

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IS MY KITCHEN READY FOR TEMPLATING?

Is my kitchen ready for templating? How can I be sure? Does it matter? How important is the template process within the flow of work from order to fit?

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CAN I CHOOSE SLABS AND CHOOSE HOW MY SLABS ARE CUT?

Can I visit the workshop and choose how my slabs are cut? With big patterns, how you use (or lose!) some features can be important. So yes, you're welcome!

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THE HOLE IN THE FLOOR AT AFFORDABLE GRANITE

Best granite worktops customer service and quality? You need a firm which is big enough to have the kit, but small enough to care.

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WILL MY UNITS TAKE THE WEIGHT OF GRANITE OR QUARTZ WORKTOPS?

Will my kitchen units take the weight of granite or quartz worktops? Yes, probably, but recent trends have presented some new challenges.

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NOW TELL US WHAT YOU WANT, WHAT YOU REALLY REALLY WANT

Customers telling us what they want, what they really, really want, is a vital part of getting the right job done right at Affordable Granite. Zig-azig-ah!

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GRANITE WORKTOPS: WHAT’S WRONG WITH SMALL GRANITE SAMPLES?

Choosing granite worktops can seem like a minefield. Getting small samples sent to your home may seem like a great idea... but it doesn't always help as much as you…

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HEAT RESISTANT WORKTOPS: QUARTZ AND GRANITE

Heat resistant worktops: is there such a thing? How do granite and quartz worktops stack up? Can you put hot cups? saucepans? flames? straight onto the worktop?

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GRANITE WORKTOPS AT A DISTANCE

In a world where so much delivery is "free", how much do we charge for deliveries of quartz and granite worktops, and why? How is the cost calculated?

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KITCHEN WORKTOPS – WHICH MATERIAL IS BEST?

There are so many types of kitchen worktops to choose from. Which material is best? Is there a perfect solution, or is there no one magic bullet?

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LAMINATE WORKTOPS V GRANITE WORKTOPS

Laminate worktops continue to be hugely popular. What are the pros and cons of the budget product? How do granite and quartz worktops measure up?

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HOW TO MEASURE YOUR KITCHEN FOR A WORKTOP QUOTATION

How to measure your kitchen for a quartz or granite worktop quotation: our guide to getting the measurements and details right so as to get a firm quote. For help…

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WORKTOP THICKNESS: COMPATIBLE STONE, UNITS, SINKS AND HOBS

Worktop thickness: does it make a difference to other aspects of kitchen design? Are all sinks and hobs compatible with thin worktops? Our guide.

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QUARTZ AND GRANITE ISLANDS – CUTOUTS AND SOCKETS

Granite islands, quartz islands - should we cut for hob, sink or socket, or leave it plain? Do we go for the volcano, the lagoon, or the desert?!

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CAN I TEMPLATE AND FIT MY OWN GRANITE WORKTOPS?

Can I template and fit my own granite worktops? We are often asked if costs can be cut by the customer doing the measuring and fitting themselves. Here we look…

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DO YOU CUT CUSTOMERS’ OWN GRANITE?

We are often asked if we can cut and rework customers' own granite, remaking their kitchen worktops. The answer is slightly more complex than a simple No.

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EDGE PROFILES FOR QUARTZ AND GRANITE WORKTOPS

All about edge profiles for quartz and granite worktops: why they are important, and what profiles suit different kitchens. For info call: 01293 863992

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CLEANING GRANITE WORKTOPS – THE BASICS

What about cleaning granite worktops? We take a look at the basics, focusing on what we give worktop customers in our care bag.

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REPLACING WORKTOPS WITH QUARTZ OR GRANITE? YOUR GUIDE

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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN GRANITE AND QUARTZ?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS What is the difference between granite and quartz? Which is better, granite or quartz? These are probably the most frequent questions that people ask

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CAN YOU GIVE A PRICE PER SQUARE METRE?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS Many customers ask us for square metre prices and are sometimes a bit put out when we refuse to work that way. This

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CAN YOU FIT A POP-UP ELECTRICAL SOCKET IN A KITCHEN WORKTOP, GRANITE OR QUARTZ?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS 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

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CAN YOU FIT A WASTE DISPOSAL UNIT UNDER A GRANITE OR QUARTZ WORKTOP IN ANY KITCHEN?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS Many of our customers fit waste disposal units, and there are two issues that relate to the stone worktop installation: 1)    All

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WHY DO QUARTZ PRICES VARY SO MUCH? WHAT DETERMINES QUARTZ WORKTOP PRICES?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS What makes one stone pricier than another? Engineered stone prices start at the level of our mid-range granites. Engineered stone prices are affected

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WHY ARE SOME GRANITES MORE EXPENSIVE THAT OTHERS FOR WORKTOPS?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS There are several factors which affect granite price, which can be summed up as “market forces”: How sought-after is the colour? A stone

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CAN YOU HAVE WINDOW SILLS MADE FROM GRANITE OR QUARTZ FOR A KITCHEN?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS Yes – and many of our customers do! In fact, a lot of people say that this is one of the best, most

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HOW DO WE GET A QUOTATION FOR NEW KITCHEN WORKTOPS – ONLINE QUOTES?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS We have regular dedicated sales’ staff with many years’ experience. Over time we have built up expertise in the specific requirements for granite

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WHAT CAUSES PITTING / FISSURING ON THE SURFACE OF A GRANITE WORKTOP?

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS A perennial issue in our industry is the potential gap between customer expectation of the appearance of their worktops, and the irregularities and

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UNDERSTANDING STONE WORKTOPS: OUR GLOSSARY

QUOTES CONTACT US LIVE CHAT SPECIAL OFFERS What do you mean by…? Words you may come across in the solid stone kitchen worktop industry and what they mean in layman’s

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