Granite is one of the most popular materials for kitchen worktops for decades now. Coming in black colour it will add luxury and elegance to your kitchen no other colour will. Black granite is a timeless option and you will not have to worry with it whether it is in or not- because granite always is.
At Y&S marble we offer black granite worktops at best prices you will find in London and surrounding areas.
Granite is one of the toughest materials you can find on the market- it will not break or crack under high pressure. Because it is so hard and dense, it can be heavy.
2. Stain resistant
Granite isn’t staining proof, but because of the density of the material, it will be resistant to most liquids. The chances are that even if you don’t remove the stain quickly, it will be hardly visible on black granite.
3. Resistant to scratching
Granite is so highly resistant to scratching even cutting directly on it will not damage it. Just beware that it can dull your knives, so we recommend using a cutting board anyway.
4. Easy to clean
Cleaning of granite is very simple with just soap and water. However, it requires sealing, 1-2 times a year.
5. Resistant to high temperatures
You can put away a still hot pan on your granite worktops and they won’t break. Granite is one of the best materials when it comes to resistance to high temperatures, for which reason it is very popular for use in the kitchen.
Granite is, along with marble, considered the most beautiful stone out there. Having black granite for your worktops will bring your kitchen elegance and luxury no other colour will.
7. Variety of patterns
There is not just one black granite, but there are several options, which are all unique and different. Some types are with fewer details, while others are very rich in detailing. You can mix and match and choose one simpler colour as the main one and one with many details as an accent.
8. Can be used for other purposes as well
You can use granite not just for the kitchen worktops, but also for walls and backsplashes. Generally speaking, you can use granite for all surfaces in the kitchen, just beware that using just black colour will make your space look smaller.
Black granite will be a great addition to your kitchen; it is a timeless option you just can’t go wrong with. Not only that it will make your kitchen sophisticated and elegant, but it will be very durable and resistant to mechanical loads.
Call us today and get your new granite kitchen worktops supplied, fitted and installed in just 7 days!
Looking for new kitchen worktops, but don’t know which brand to choose? With so many options available, it can be very time-consuming and difficult to choose the right one. We have decided to make it a bit easier on you and make a list of 5 best quartz brands for kitchen worktops.
Silestone is a Spanish brand that has been producing quartz slabs for over two decades. It is one of the most renowned brands that offers a 25-year warranty on its products. It is made of 94% natural quartz which ensures durability and hardness. It has one of the most beautiful classic colour palettes.
2. Classic Quartz Stone
This brand has been known as the one of few that offers bookmatched slabs. If you are looking for something a bit more unusual, but also willing to pay a bit more for that, then it is a perfect choice for you. It also offers worktops with a leather-like texture. Classic quartz stone worktops come with a 10-year warranty.
Compac was founded 4 decades ago and it was the first Spanish company specializing in the production of quartz surfaces. In its range, you can find some of the most elegant and sophisticated colours that will make your kitchen a one of a kind. When you register your Compac worktops, the warranty is valid 33 years after that date.
Caesarstone is made as a combination of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. Quartz is there to ensure the durability and sturdiness of the product, while resins give it a waterproof surface. The pigments are added in the end to change the colour and add veining and similar. In Caesarstone’s range, you can find classic colour choices like beige, black, white or grey. Caesarstone also offers a 25-year warranty.
Cimestone is a Turkish brand that has been gaining popularity in recent years. Cimstone worktops are produced with the Italian Breton technology, ensuring the highest quality. From almost solid colours to the ones with very distinct veining in granulation, you will be able to find something for you in its range. Cimestone offers a 15 years warranty on all its products.
No matter what brand you choose, one is certain: quartz worktops are very high quality and will make your everyday life easier. Each brand has its pros and cons and it is best for you to choose the one that has the colour you opt for and fits your budget.
At Y&S Marble we can take care of the complete process of getting new kitchen worktops. From the template to installation, the whole process will be delivered solely by us in the most efficient manner. In just 7 days from your call, your new kitchen worktops will be ready for use.
For more information about the brands and prices, feel free to contact us.
Solid surface and quartz worktops have been very popular in recent years. The reason for that is that they are more affordable than their competition but perform similarly.
Thinking about solid surfaces and quartz stone for your new kitchen or bathroom worktops? Then, you are in the right place. We are bringing you the top pros and cons of both materials, to help you decide which one will be better for you.
Quartz is more resistant to scratches
Cutting directly on solid surfaces is not advised, as that will highly likely leave a scratch. On the other hand, cutting directly on quartz worktops will not harm it; but, it will dull your knives. In both cases, it is advised to use a cutting board.
They are both easy to clean
Both are very easily cleaned with just soap, water and a soft cloth. Neither one of them requires sealing. They are low maintenance materials which you can get installed and completely forget about them.
They are highly resistant to staining
Both solid surface and quartz worktops have a non-porous surface that prevents liquids from staining. Even if you spill something on your worktops, just use soap and water to remove it. After that, your worktops will be shiny and clean as they used to be.
They are resistant to high temperatures
Quartz performs slightly better under high temperatures, but not hugely. Neither one of them will melt or break when exposed to high temperature.
Solid surface joint are invisible
If you want a surface that will look like one peace, you should consider solid surfaces for your worktops. Seams are created with bonding adhesive that is almost invisible. On the other hand, quartz’s seams are covered but can be visible.
Solid surfaces can have different shapes
Solid surfaces can be treated so that they have a curve, which is not possible with quartz. However, such a treatment will cost more.
Quartz is heavier
Quartz is heavier by the third than the solid surfaces. Some cabinets may require additional structural support before the installation, for example, the cabinet under the sink.
Both have a very wide colour palette
The pigments can be added during the manufacturing process of both to change their colour. Therefore, they both have a very wide colour selection; you will have no problems finding your perfect colour in their range.
At Y&S Marble, we offer both solid surface and quartz stone worktops at competitive prices. We have a wide selection of colours for you to choose from. We aim to complete the installation in the most efficient manner, making sure that your home is not disrupted for too long. In just 7 days from our first contact, you will have your new worktops installed and ready for use.
For more information about the prices of solid surfaces and quartz, feel free to contact us.
Marble has been, for many years, the top choice of many homeowners looking to renovate the kitchen. It is considered the most beautiful and luxurious stone. But that is not the only quality of it, but its value has been proven in the use in the kitchen. It holds great when exposed to high temperatures, it is easy to clean and it is durable.
At Y&S Marble, we offer high-quality marble kitchen worktops at competitive prices in London and the surrounding areas.
Benefits of marble:
Resists high temperatures: marble absorbs temperature quickly and that is the reason marble always feels cool to the touch. For that reason is also used in busy kitchens and working pastry.
Beautiful: many consider marble the most beautiful stone. It will bring luxury and elegance to your kitchen as no other material can. Marble is recognized by the veining which can be very distinct or fine, thick or thin, depending on the pattern.
Easy to clean: marble is easily cleaned with just soap and water. However, it should be sealed frequently, about 2-4 times a year.
Unique: each marble slab is different from the other and you can be sure with it that you are getting a one of a kind product.
Durability: marble worktops can easily last you for many decades if you maintain them properly. They will not break under pressure, but they can get scratched.
Template, Fitting & Cost
The prices for marble kitchen worktops vary from colour to colour. The rarer the colour is, the more expensive it will be. Other factors that will shape the price are obviously the size of your kitchen and if you are looking for any special treatments of the edges, for example.
The prices for marble worktops are starting from over £300 per square meter.
The installation is handled by our certified and experienced team. The whole process can be finished in just 7 days and we aim to be effective without compromising the quality.
Once we get in contact, we can visit your house and do the template the next day. We will do that once the cabinetry is in place and using the latest technology for maximum precision.
After that, we will fabricate the worktops in-house. A few days later we will again visit your house, but this time for the installation. Make sure to clear the path between the entrance and your kitchen, so our team can safely transport the worktops. The installation will take a few hours and you can observe it.
We offer free quote upon call or filling an online form. That way, you can plan your expenses ahead. All you need to do is to provide us with the dimensions of your kitchen and the colour you want.
For more information about the prices of marble kitchen worktops, please contact us here.
Cambria is one of the most renowned quartz brands out there. For many years now, it has been the synonym for high-quality quartz worktops. Not only that their worktops are very high quality, but also there are some very beautiful and unique colours you will be able to find just in their range. Here are the most beautiful Cambria stone colours for kitchen worktops.
A very unique colour that looks like the ocean from far away. It is a true ocean blue with white splashes of colour scattered on the surface. Although this colour is not that easy to combine with, when you pair it well with beige cabinets, you will have unique and excellent results.
2. Queen Anne
Queen Anne is one of the colours that will go well with almost any cabinet colour and in any kitchen style. It is a mid-toned grey with white veining.
This is a beige colour with a very unique pattern. It has gold and red splashes of colour that make this style very interesting. It will be a great choice for traditional style kitchens.
Charston is black with blue dots scattered on the background that look like stars. That fine dots make this colour special and worth considering if you were looking for black kitchen worktops.
5. Britannica Warm
One of the most classic colours that will never go out of fashion. If you are particular indecisive about what colour you should choose, you should consider something like this, because it is universally appealing.
Wentwood is a very unique colour that is hard to describe. It is a mix of few colours, including green yellow and grey. The colours blend perfectly into each other without harsh lines.
This is brown with beige splashes of colour all throughout it. This colour is best combined with lighter beige cabinets, which will compliment well with the beige details on the worktops.
Daron is a very dark grey with very fine dots scattered on the surface. It is a great choice for minimalists and it will fit a contemporary style kitchen excellently.
This is warm-toned beige that will be a great choice for small-sized kitchens. This colour will make your kitchen look more spacious and bigger then it is.
Another mix of few colours, Roxewell is a unique blend of white, grey and brown colour. The colour creates a unique pattern that looks like a painter’s strokes.
No matter which colour you choose for your kitchen worktops, one is certain- Cambria is one of the best brands available. Cambria worktops will make your everyday life easier, as they are very easy to clean and will not need much maintenance. You will never have to worry about stains because quartz is highly resistant to them.
For more information about Cambria stone colour palette and prices, feel free to contact us.
Quartz is nowadays one of the most popular materials for both bathroom and kitchen worktops. Quartz is manufactured stone made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. Coming in black starlight colour it will make your kitchen or bathroom stand out like no other. There are many reasons why you should choose black starlight quartz, and here we are listing the top 5.
1. It is beautiful
Black is a colour that matches well with any other colour and you will have ease combining it with cabinets. But what makes this colour special are the little white dots, making this style looking like the night sky. It will make your kitchen or bathroom elegant and classy.
Quartz has a completely non-porous surface, meaning it can’t absorb water and liquids. Quartz is very hard to stain, and black even harder. Some liquids can leave a bit of a stain if not removed properly and on time, but it won’t be noticeable on black quartz at all.
Quartz will not break or crack easily; only an extreme amount of force will damage it. Quartz is actually one of the hardest materials found in nature and its durability is comparable to granite.
4. Easy to clean and maintain Quartz has been known as the material that is one of the easiest to maintain. The cleaning is handled with just soap, water and a soft cloth. It doesn’t need sealing, unlike many other worktop materials.
5. Long-term investment
Quartz worktops are very long-lasting and black starlight quartz will never go out of fashion. You will not have to worry about the replacement for at least 20 years. It will make a very smart investment, as it is more affordable than other materials, yet it will last the same.
Quartz, as a manufactured stone made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments, offers a lot of the good qualities that non-manufactured products don’t have. Its non-porous surface will make your everyday life easier, as it will not take you too much time to clean it. It is excellent for busy kitchens because the spills and liquids are removed with ease. The durability of the product is on the highest level and its beauty will last for many years to come.
At Y&S Marble we offer black starlight quartz worktops at competitive prices. We work only with well-known brands such as Silestone, Arenastone or Lunastone. We have experience fitting bathroom and kitchen worktops, as well as tiles, shower wall and backsplashes. Our team of fitters has a long background in the industry and will complete the process efficiently and quality.
Need information about the prices of black starlight quartz? Please contact us and we will tell you everything you need to know.
Nowadays, there are so many options available for kitchen worktops, one can get lost. Although there are many materials, one is certain- stones are the most durable ones and are worth investing in them. But it is important to inform about each material before you decide. We have decided to make it a bit easier on you and give you the tips and tricks on how to choose the right kitchen worktops for you.
At Y&S Marble, you can find marble, quartz and granite worktops at competitive prices.
1. Inform about the materials
Each material has its own characteristic it is recognized by. Marble is recognized by the veining it has, while granite is recognized by the granulation. Quartz, as manufactured stone, can have the appearance of both. Quartz is also the only that is non-porous and doesn’t need sealing. Other two should be sealed 1-2 times a year, to make their surface non-porous. Granite and marble are extremely resistant to high temperatures, while quartz can be damaged if exposed to constant high temperatures. All three can be used for other purposes, such as tiles, backsplashes and wall cladding, but quartz is the only one that can’t be used outside.
On the blog section of our website, you can inform about each of the materials.
2. Mix and match
You don’t have to choose just one material for your kitchen, you can mix and match and combine different materials. For example, you can choose marble for the kitchen island and granite for the rest of the cabinets. Just make sure that the colour and textures of the materials are not that different.
3. Visit the showroom
For the best insight in the colours and their texture, we advise visiting the showroom. A colour that you maybe even haven’t noticed watching online swatches can be particularly interesting in person. You can even take samples with you to help you visualize how a certain colour will look with your cabinets.
4. Consider the style
What kind of kitchen do you like? Do you like a classic or more modern style or you want something traditional? Marble is the best choice for classic kitchens, as its beauty is everlasting. Quartz and granite are a good choice for modern style kitchens, especially colours with a few details.
5. Consider the budget
If you have a limited budget, you should know that quartz is generally more affordable then granite and marble. That is not always the case, because prices vary from colour to colour, but on average quartz is the most affordable one.
You can always get a free quote with us; you just need to provide us with the dimensions of your cabinets and the colour you opt for. We advise saving 10% more of the quote.
Have you already decided which material is yours? If the answer is yes, contact us and we will template, supply and fit stone kitchen worktops in just 7 days.
Quartz is one of the most popular materials nowadays, not just for residential use, but also for commercial spaces as well. It can be used for various purposes, among them it can be used for tiles. If you are thinking about quartz stone tiles for your commercial facility, and you want to vague the pros and cons of it, you should definitely read this article. It will help you decide whether quartz is a good choice for your commercial object or not.
1. Quartz tiles are hard and durable
Quartz is a very hard material that will not break or crack due to the high impact of force. You will never have to worry about replacing a single tile because of a crack.
2. Low maintenance
Quartz is very easy to clean with just mild detergent and a mop. This will save you a lot of a day time cleaning because the cleaning is very quick and easy.
Accident spills will not harm your quartz tiles, as its surface is non-porous, meaning that it is impenetrable to spills and liquids. You will never have to worry about stains with it. In addition to this, your quartz stone tiles will be highly hygienic, because bacteria can’t harbour on a non-porous surface.
4. Variety of patterns and colours
Quartz is a man-made product made of 93% natural quartz and 7% resin and pigments. The pigments are added to change its colour, resulting in the widest range of colours and patterns you can find on the market. You can find anything from classic whites to greens and reds.
1. It is slippery
As we already mentioned, quartz has a non-porous surface, meaning that it can’t absorb water or liquids. This means that quartz stone tiles are slippery, so make sure to always wipe off the water and spills.
2. Sensitive to chemicals
Highly acidic or alkaline cleaners can damage the surface of quartz tiles. You should avoid such cleaners and just use mild detergent and water instead.
3. Can’t be used outdoors
Quartz is not recommended for outdoor use because the resins in it are UV unstable.
Quartz tiles will bring additional quality to your commercial space that will be hard to match. This material has excellent features for tiles, as well as other elements, like countertops and vanity tops. Not only that it will bring quality, but it will also look beautiful for many years to come. This material is very durable and you will not have to worry about the replacement for a very long time. In its range, you can find almost anything and there is something for every buyer’s need.
For more information about prices and range of quartz tiles, feel free to contact us.
For the past several years, quartz has become one of the top choices for kitchen worktops. And that comes with a few good reasons; this material has proven to have excellent features that will make use of the kitchen easier. Coming in black colour it will add luxury and elegance to your kitchen that is timeless. Here’s the list of benefits quartz comes with.
This material is one of the toughest found in nature, which means it will not break or crack easily. However, you should be more careful around edges which are more prone to cracking.
2. A long-term investment
Because of its durability, quartz will last an immense amount of time. The chances are that you will not need a replacement for a lifetime.
3. Can be used for other purposes
You can use quartz not just for kitchen worktops, but also for different elements in the household, such as shower walls, vanity tops, floors…You can use it in kitchens, bathrooms and hallways, the only downside is that you can’t use it outdoors.
4. Numerous patterns
There isn’t only one black quartz stone, but numerous, that are different from each other by the depth of the colour, veining, granulation, finish and similar. Quartz can even have the appearance of marble or granite while preserving the characteristics of its own.
5. It has a non-porous surface
This means that quartz can’t absorb water and liquids, making it highly stain resistant. This also makes quartz worktops very hygienic, as bacteria and germ can’t harbour on a non-porous surface.
6. Very low maintenance
Quartz is very easy to clean with just soap, water and a soft cloth. It doesn’t require sealing, unlike many other worktops materials. Once you get them installed, you can completely forget about them, as they require a very low level of maintenance.
7. Easy to combine with other colours and materials
Black is, with white and grey, the easiest colour to combine with. The combinations with black quartz are numerous- you can go achieve different atmospheres just by changing the colour of your cabinets. For well-balanced effect, choose light toned cabinets, and for a monochromatic minimalist effect, choose dark coloured cabinets.
8. The stains are less visible on black quartz
Although quartz is almost impossible to stain, some liquids like coffee or wine can leave a stain if not removed properly. Even if such thing happens to you, it will be hardly visible on black colour.
Once you get your quartz worktops installed, you can forget about them; they require the lowest level of maintenance. The non-porous surface will make sure that the cleaning and wiping of the spills are effortless. With proper maintenance, your quartz worktops will last you an immense amount of time, making it a very smart investment.
Need information about our range of black quartz stone? Please contact us and we will be happy to help you.
Natural stones, as we call granite and marble, are one of the first choices of many homeowners and designers when it comes to bathroom renovation. Both will bring immense beauty, will last for a great amount of time and will handle high temperature with ease. If your list has shortened to these two materials, and now you can’t decide, this article may help you with that. Both materials are great, it is just the question which one will be better for your manned or use.
Both are very durable
Both will handle high impact without breaking or cracking. However, you should be more careful around edges, especially with marble, as they are more prone to chipping.
Granite and marble are porous materials
Both granite and marble countertops should be sealed because of this. This makes them prone to staining, especially marble. Sealing them regularly will prevent spills and liquids from absorbing and leaving a stain.
They are easy to clean
Cleaning is handled with just soap and water. You should avoid harsh chemicals with both, as they can ware of the sealant. The sealing should be done every 6-12 month for granite and every 3-6 month marble countertops.
Granite is more resistant to scratches
Granite is harder and denser then marble, which is why it will not scratch even if you cut directly on it. On the other hand, marble is soft and can get scratched, so you should use a cutting board at all times.
They are natural materials
Both materials are 100% natural, without added pigments. With both, you will get a product that is environmentally friendly and recyclable.
Both absorb heat very well
They both handle high temperatures very well, but in different ways. You can put away a hot hair dryer on granite countertops and they won’t be damaged. Marble worktops always feel cool to the touch, which means it absorbs temperature from object quickly.
They can be used for various purposes
You can use marble and granite not just for the bathroom countertops, but also for floors, shower walls …They can be even used outdoors. They will bring a piece of luxury and elegance to your bathroom that is unmatched.
Granite and marble are a timeless option for your bathroom. They are completely natural stones with great performances. They have similar characteristics, especially when it comes to durability, maintenance and resistance to heat. While marble is luxurious and elegant, granite is modern and stylish. The smartest choice will be to choose the one that will fit your style of use better.
We have a wide range of marble and granite bathroom countertops for everyone’s taste. From classic choices like beige or white to unusual ones, there is something for everyone.