THE FORMATION OF GRANITE

GRANITE IS A NATURALLY OCCURRING SUBSTANCE AND IS FORMED AS THE INSIDE OF THE EARTH IS HOT ENOUGH TO MELT ROCKS. WHEN ROCKS MELT, MOLTEN ROCK CALLED MAGMA IS FORMED. AS THE MAGMA NEARS THE EARTHS SURFACE IT BEGINS TO COOL AND SOLIDIFY, FORMING IGNEOUS ROCKS SUCH AS GRANITE.

GRANITE CONTAINS INTERLOCKING CRYSTALS WHICH ARE RANDOMLY ARRANGED AND OF VARIOUS SIZES. THE SIZE OF THE CRYSTALS IS DEPENDENT ON HOW QUICKLY THE MAGMA COOLS AND SOLIDIFIES. THE MORE SLOWLY THE MAGMA COOLS THE BIGGER THE CRYSTALS ARE THAT FORM.

THE PRODUCTION OF QUARTZ

QUARTZ WORKTOPS DIFFER FROM GRANITE WORKTOPS AS THEY ARE MAN MADE. NATURALLY OCCURRING QUARTZ MINERALS ARE GROUND DOWN AND MIXED WITH ADDITIONAL BY PRODUCTS WHICH CREATES A DURABLE KITCHEN WORKTOP AS AN ALTERNATIVE TO GRANITE.

THE CRYSTALS CONTAINED WITHIN QUARTZ ARE MORE UNIFORM DUE TO THE ENGINEERING OF THE STONE. WHEN THE QUARTZ IS COARSELY GROUND A MORE FLECKED APPEARANCE IS ACHIEVED, WHEN THE QUARTZ IS GROUND DOWN TO A FINE SUBSTANCE A SMOOTHER APPEARANCE IS ACHIEVED.

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MINING AND FACTORY PROCESS

GRANITE IS MINED ALL OVER THE WORLD AND IMPORTED INTO OUR FACTORY. THE GRANITE ARRIVES IN LARGE SLABS UP TO 3.3M IN LENGTH AND UP TO 2M IN HEIGHT. IT ARRIVES WITH A POLISHED SURFACE READY TO BE CUT TO THE SIZE AND SHAPE REQUIRED.

QUARTZ IS PURCHASED FROM ONLY THE BEST SUPPLIERS AND SIMILARLY TO GRANITE ALSO ARRIVES IN LARGE SLABS WITH A POLISHED FINISHED.

WE HAVE A VAST RANGE OF COLOURS FROM LIGHT TO DARK TO ENSURE ALL OUR CUSTOMERS FIND THE PERFECT COLOUR FOR THEM.

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PRICING AND QUOTING PROCESS

THIS IS WHERE THE FIRST PART OF THE PROCESS BEGINS FOR THE CUSTOMER. WE UNDERSTAND THAT CHOOSING YOUR PERFECT WORKTOP CAN BE A DIFFICULT DECISION. WE THEREFORE HAVE A RANGE OF SAMPLES AVAILABLE AT OUR OFFICES FOR YOU TO COME AND LOOK AT TO HELP YOU MAKE THAT DECISION.

THERE IS SUCH A LARGE RANGE OF MATERIALS AVAILABLE THAT WE CAN FIND AN OPTION FOR ALL BUDGETS. ONCE YOU HAVE CHOSEN YOUR MATERIAL WE OFFER YOU A FREE QUOTING SERVICE ON A NO OBLIGATIONS BASIS.

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TEMPLATING

WE VISIT YOUR HOME AND TEMPLATE THE EXACT SIZE OF YOUR KITCHEN USING CORREX PLASTIC SHEETS. WE PREFER THIS METHOD AS WE CAN PHYSICALLY SHOW OUR CUSTOMERS HOW THEIR FINISHED WORKTOPS WILL LOOK.

TEMPLATING IS A KEY PART OF THE OVERALL PROCESS AS IT IS FROM THESE TEMPLATES THAT THE FINAL KITCHEN WORKTOPS WILL BE MANUFACTURED.

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WORKSHOP PROCESS

THE TEMPLATE IS THEN BROUGHT BACK TO OUR WORKSHOP AND USED TO PRECISELY CUT YOUR CHOSEN MATERIAL TO THE REQUIRED MEASUREMENTS. THE MATERIAL IS THEN POLISHED AND ANY FINISHING TOUCHES ARE MADE AT THIS STAGE.

ALL JOBS ARE PREPARED FOR TRANSPORTATION AND QUALITY CHECKED BEFORE LEAVING THE WORKSHOP TO ENSURE EVERY JOB IS COMPLETED TO THE HIGHEST POSSIBLE STANDARD

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FITTING AND INSTALLATION

THIS IS THE FINAL STEP OF THE PROCESS. WE AIM TO FIT YOUR WORKTOPS APPROXIMATELY ONE WEEK FROM THE DATE OF TEMPLATING. OUR TRAINED FITTERS INSTALL YOUR NEW WORKTOPS WITH EXCEPTIONAL ATTENTION TO DETAIL TO ENSURE THE PERFECT FIT.

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