Granite and Marble

October 15, 2011 in Granite & Marble, services

Granite is one of the hardest stones known to man and is naturally formed deep below the surface over thousand of years. Granite can be found in almost any area of the world. There are many uses for granite such as: counter tops, pillars, monuments, building materials, flooring, and many other uses. We use granite as our default worktop here in Spain.

What is granite?

Granite is igneous rock, which provides a clue to its origins. “Igneous” come from the Latin igneus meaning “fire” (also the root word of ignite) and indicates that it was formed by liquid, fiery magma and melted just like volcanic lava. In fact, its chemical composition is similar to that of lava. However, unlike lava, the molten rock never reached the surface. It solidified deep inside the earth, where it slowly cooled and crystallized. The granite that comes from the Canadian Shield is estimated to be approximately 3.8 billion years old. Splits and rifts caused by the earth’s plates shifting (due to seismic activity) forced the granite to the surface in the Precambrian age, more than 570 million years ago. Luckily for us, the Canadian Shield is known around the world for producing some of the most beautiful, durable granite in the world.

Kitchen Installation in Black and White

October 10, 2011 in Granite & Marble, Kitchens

Just a few photos from my latest kitchen installation. Please note these are actual photos and not from a catalogue which is normal. This is an example of my work not a sample of what is possible. Kitchen was installed 2011 in Alhaurin El Grande, along with the 2 bathrooms see here The clients will be relocating from the UK to Spain later this year and now it is all finished they can’t wait.

Granite and Marble

June 17, 2009 in Granite & Marble, services

Granite and marble worktops make the ultimate statement in kitchen design and lifestyle.The simple addition of granite, in the form of a kitchen island, breakfast bar, or a piece of freestanding furniture can be the finishing touch to your kitchen design. It provides both beauty and elegance that will be appreciated for a lifetime. Worktops are the hardest worked areas in kitchens and granite is the most durable, easily maintained choice.

Granite worktops are waterproof, stain-resistant and almost impossible to scratch, and will maintain their diamond-polished looks for years. Hot pans, spills and every-day activities in kitchens pose no problem and cleaning is as simple as a damp cloth, making hygiene very easy.

The applications don’t stop in kitchens.

Bathroom vanity tops, table tops, freestanding furniture, showers, radiator top covers and floor tile inlays are all possible using the same material.

A large selection of colours give a variety of looks, from deep charcoal greys with silvery flecks to soft veined terracotta. There is a wealth of colour and texture that will blend and compliment almost any decor. The material is versatile, cut-outs can be made for hobs, sinks, drainers and basins to harmonise with your kitchen design. Granite worktops will bring a sense of luxury to your bathroom design. Granite is unsurpassed for hygiene, durability and it is easy to look after, which makes it a practical choice for bathrooms. Granite can help to redefine the space in a way that tiling or other finishes fail to do as it is surprisingly versatile and can be cut and shaped to suit most bathroom designs.

You can download our worktop factsheet here