Granite and Quartz Worktops: Bespoke visitors to our workshop
A solid proportion of our kitchen worktop business comes from our stock materials. Granite and quartz slabs are bought in in bulk, attracting great discounts, and allowing us to minimise the wastage cost for each customer. But as always with the mass-market, stock materials tend to be a bit middle-of-the-road, or lowest common denominator if that’s your thing.
Many customers want something SPECIAL in their kitchen. So we always have a significant proportion of bespoke granite and quartz slabs coming through the warehouse and workshop.
Thunder White Granite – a lovely white bespoke slab
We actually have one slab of Thunder White to sell – ideal for a small kitchen
Exotic, patterned black granites with more or less vivid veining have continued to be popular. These stones avoid the cleaning/finger mark issues of the less patterned black granites, and can make a huge statement on a central island. And they aren’t necessarily as pricey as they look!
This autumn we have seen three or four stones in this category come through the workshop in quick succession. Check them out!
Magma Black Granite
It don’t come much bolder, nor blacker and golder, than Magma Black!
Far more subtle than Magma, Pretoria is another black-with-a-pattern granite kitchen worktops which draws the eye!
Sensa Indian Black Granite
Last in this trio of exotic blacks, this relatively economical stone from Cosentino has been a very successful material for kitchen worktops
We have also seen a number of paler and more colourful slabs come our way. Arctic Cream is not unusual for us, and nor is Lemon Spice, but Taj Mahal granite was a really special visitor this November.
Wonderful, subtle, almost luminous Taj Mahal Granite – the Sensa version from Cosentino
This material is NOT cheap, but it is completely awesome, standing out from all the other granite and quartz slabs. It would do the same for your kitchen.
Arctic Cream Granite
It has been good to see slabs of Arctic Cream Granite back with us, on their way to a Surrey kitchen. One of our first case studies was in this material, about 9 years ago…
Lemon Spice Granite
It may not be for everybody, but this strongly patterned, gingery granite makes a real statement and lifts a fairly traditional kitchen to a new level. See our case study in Teddington, Middlesex, here.
Atlantic Stone Granite
The price is right up there with Taj Mahal, but this stone from Gerald Culliford of Kingston is one of the most beautiful I have ever seen.
In quartz we seem to have had fewer exotic visitors, and possibly less need to photograph them. But we have still seen some interesting slabs through the place. Classic Quartz continues to develop some really interesting marble-look stones, and we have recently seen their new Alaska Bianca Quartz.
Classic Quartz Alaska Bianca Quartz slab
We are Affordable Granite, the leading installer of granite and quartz worktops in Surrey, Sussex and across the South East. For samples, quotes and any questions connected with any aspect of worktop installation or kitchen design, please don’t hesitate to contact us on 01293 863992 or by email on firstname.lastname@example.org/ .