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Marble Worktops & Construction

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All The Colours

If you want to see the full range of marble colours that are available in the UK then look no further. More....

 

Finish Options

Polished, honed, antique. All finish options explained with examples so you can make an informed choice. More....

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You've chosen your worktop, chosen your finish, now for the fabrication. Cut outs, drainer grooves... All explained here. More....

Commercial Marble Worktops & Construction

Marble Worktops & Construction offers a fantastic material alternative since the era of Formica being used within kitchen and bathrooms. The progress of material evolution has been transformed in recent years with the use of marble for interior applications. This accessibility to different materials has been brought to a wide variety of stylish and beautiful bathrooms and kitchens being offered by house builders across the Country. The use of marble would be the perfect fit when seeking an alternative, warm, interior cladding or surface solution. Marble offers a complete transformation improving the interior dramatically with an elegance to enhance any property.

Aside from style and appearance, functionality and sturdiness are two other major contributory factors that need considering when determining a suitable decorative stone material. When evaluating other common surface materials like stainless steel, laminate, wood, marble clearly sticks out because it leads the way with pure visual beauty. Marble remains highly esteemed over time due to the potency of its beautiful appearance. Marble remains the established worktop material of choice across much of Western Europe. Within these regions property owners do not seek for the material to appear over time as if it has just been installed, the worn and marked appearance is most desired and the perception is the material has been enhanced by the years of use that are evident within any visual defects evident.

Marble Worktops & Construction

Each marble slab is totally unique, even when quarried from exactly the same source, no marble slabs will ever be identical. This makes marble simply amazing to behold. The material elegance cannot be easily matched when compared to any other materials. The originality and natural beauty of marble has proven aesthetic appeal dating back thousands of years.

With every unique marble variety, comes 100s of marble counter tops and styles. In reality, all of the colours, designs, and styles that make up the myriad of marble options are close to endless. This surface variety stands aside from every other decorative stone material and offers a greater variety to colour options than all other decorative stone. 

The finished design of the selected marble may be personalized with various surface finishes and edging options to match the clients exact needs. Marble can provide various options with regards to the finished look of the material with polished or a honed finish amongst others and likewise if used as a worktop material various edge profiles are available to offer that bespoke unique appearance. Please feel free to give us a call to discuss your client’s exact requirements.

Marble if specified for the correct application will offer years of trouble free enjoyment, specified incorrectly and within twelve months of being installed the material will need to be replaced. Marble  and limestone is a porous material by nature and is considerably softer than igneous rock type decorative stone materials such as granite. 

With this in mind it is not that difficult to specify this material correctly. If the material is to be used as a worktop, where the desired appearance in years to come is to look like the material has just been installed, certain factors need to be considered. In a high traffic kitchen area, where the surface is likely to come into contact with oils and spices on a frequent basis then marble is NOT the right material. If the consumer on the other hand perceives the appearance being altered by years of use enhances the appearance, then marble would be a perfect choice. If the material is to be used to cover the walls, shower areas, floors, bath surround and worktop areas it will be a perfect addition to any property.

 

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If The Client Is Undecided On Marble, These Other Options May Prove Useful

If you are considering stone worktops, you may want to look at the full range of stone options that are availble to you.

Granite worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Granite Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Quartz worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Quartz Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Marble worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Marble Worktops available please click on the image.

Limestone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Limestone Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Sandstone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Sandstone Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Slate worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Slate Worktops available please click on the image.

Basalt worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Basalt Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Onyx worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Onyx Worktops available please click on the image.

 

Stone worktops

If you would like to see the full range of Stone Worktops available please click on the image.

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