If this your first time shopping for kitchen worktops, we understand why you might feel a little daunted. There are many different materials to choose from, natural stone is a significant investment and everybody wants to make a purchase that brings out the best in their Reigate home or business. We urge you to remember that marble, quartz and granite worktops last for years so it’s very unlikely you’ll ever need replace them any time soon.
For the benefit of prospective customers in and around Reigate, this page explains the many characteristics of marble worktops, quartz worktops and granite worktops. If you require more information on any of these kitchen worktops, please contact us on 01293 824246.
Boasting unique colours and genuine character, granite worktops have distinctive patterns and usually feature pink, red, brown, grey, black, blue or even white shades. Granite offers exceptional resistance to both hot and cold conditions, is easy to clean and, when properly sealed, it is difficult to stain. Choose granite if you want durable and more natural kitchen worktops for your Reigate home. Granite comes very close to diamond for hardness.
Please keep in mind that granite worktops are top-of-the-range products that come at premium prices, but which offer a significant return on investment should you ever come to sell your property. History shows us the granite worktops eventually pay for themselves.
Our Reigate customers usually choose granite worktops for kitchens because of their individual, “no-two-are-ever-the- same” patterns. They generally opt for quartz worktops for the opposite reason. Unlike granite worktops, stonemasons manufacture quartz alternatives in consistent colours and composites. This ensures seamless integration for anybody needing a more personalized kitchen which already has a design set in place.
Like granite worktops, quartz kitchen worktops have hardwearing surfaces. However, they are not completely resistant to heat so never place hot cookware directly onto the worktop.
Visitors to our showroom in Redhill, adjacent to Reigate, choose marble worktops for their striking beauty and classic aesthetics. It’s important to note, however, that marble has a softer and more porous surface than the other materials we use for kitchen worktops. This means nothing more than applying a little extra care when handling red wine, coffee, oils and fruit juices – something that isn’t so prevalent with quartz or granite worktops.
Deal with spillages on marble immediately or staining might occur. We want our Redhill customers to get the best experience from our kitchen worktops. That’s why Town & Country Marble offers accurate advice on its products and tries to match the homeowner or business with exactly the right material for their needs – be they marble, quartz or granite.