When you’re trying to select the stone for your project, the first decision is whether to go for something natural or man made (quartz). The decision can be confusing as there's so much choice, but we're here to help with some explanations of the different types of materials you can use here.
We have relationships with the very best stone-yards so once you’ve got a shortlist we can try and source samples for you to see how they work on site.
Like nature, marble can be magnificent but delicate, and has to be handled and crafted with care and understanding. Rare and exotic stones, which are increasingly sought after, can contain natural flaws that make these marbles even more challenging to work with. Over the years, we have developed techniques to master the demands of this most rewarding material.
Granite is an igneous rock. It comes in a variety of colours, textures and density. This versatile, beautiful material can be used for many different surfaces.
The introduction of this manufactured material some 20 years ago answered a domestic demand for a lighter contemporary look. Quartz is made by crushing quartzite (a metamorphic sandstone rock) and mixing the granular, crystal-like material with clear resin to form a block, which is then sliced into slabs.