Calacatta Gold Quartz from Silestone in Oxted, Surrey
Calacatta Gold quartz from Silestone – or Silestone Eternal Calacatta Gold to give it its full title – is one of the top end marble-look engineered stones from one of the world’s biggest quartz manufacturers. Part of the Eternal Range, it represents the best in natural stone emulation in a quartz product.
Eternal Calacatta Gold quartz is a big-vein marble with a fairly subtle vein – especially if you compare it to products like the Brittanicca series from Cambria. If classy understatement is your thing, then this fine stone could be for you.
This fine kitchen in a grand home on the outskirts of Oxted, Surrey was installed by a local kitchen company. The kitchen had a number of interesting features, especially in the worktops, and we are proud to have had a part in this outstanding installation.
THE FINER DETAILS
Traditional and yet thoroughly modern, the kitchen is spacious and yet homely and welcoming. In-frame doors give solidity and a sense of permanence – a 20mm worktop on this kitchen would look very thin.
The full-bodied veining of a marble-look quartz is obvious at the edges and cutouts – so different from Dekton and other ceramic-type materials where work on full-bodied pattern is still underway and most veins are effectively printed on.
Hob and Extractor
The state-of-the-art AEG hob features an integral extractor fan. These really work, pulling the vapour in and obviating the need for big overhead hoods or expensive pop-ups.
The hob sits in a neat break-front feature, with the tightest radius internal corners I think we have ever achieved
The island is just about the maximum length possible in one piece of quartz, and the length becomes even more impressive with the wooden section at the far end
The wooden end section of the island offers a contrasting look and texture – and thickness, with the 65mm butcher’s block increasing the length even further over the quartz slab
Simple perfection… the butler sink on traditional cabinets with the antique brass door handles just looks right, as does everything in this lovely Surrey kitchen
The traditional look incorporates the latest kitchen helps – the three-way tap features Quooker boiling water
Oxted is right on our doorstep, really, at the eastern end of our biggest area for quartz and granite worktop installations, the Surrey Hills. From here through Redhill and Reigate, Dorking and Leatherhead and on to Guildford and Woking we are fitting kitchen countertops on an almost daily basis. Silestone is just one of the big brands we handle, and Eternal Calacatta Gold is just one of the great marble-look quartz materials available.
We are Affordable Granite, the leading installer of granite and quartz worktops in Surrey, Sussex and right across the South East. We aim to meet all your worktop needs – and to a high standard! Whether you come to us directly, or through a kitchen company, we are here to help. For questions, queries and quotes 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/ .
Images © Andrew King Photography