Granite and Quartz Samples

We can supply any colour of granite you require from around the world as we now purchase all our granite from a UK warehouse where you can visit and choose your own slabs.

We cut our granite & quartz from scants or slabs so we can accomadate any size required

Quartz Care and Maintenance

WHAT IS QUARTZ

Quartz worktops combine natural elegance and resistance. Harder than natural stone, with a huge

variety of colours to fit any style in the kitchen, bathroom.

Manufactured from a mixture of 93% pure quartz and 7% pigments and resins, this product

preserves all the technical and aesthetic characteristics of the original stone, but has been improved

and enhanced, resulting in a product that is ideal for areas requiring high abrasion and scratch

resistance.

TAKING CARE OF YOUR QUARTZ SURFACE

Quartz surfaces blend modern sophistication and timeless luxury with unbeatable strength and

durability. The everlasting finish requires only simple and routine care to maintain its good looks.

To clean Quartz we recommend using warm water and a mild detergent or quality spray and wipe

type cleaner in order to enjoy enduring beauty and unmatched performance for years to come.

MINIMAL MAINTENANCE

Virtually maintenance free, Quartz’s hard, non-porous surfaces require no sealing to renew the

lustre and are simple to clean. In most cases, soap and water or a mild detergent is enough to

keep your Quartz countertop looking like new. If necessary, use a non-abrasive soft soap along

with a non-scratch or delicate scrub pad. Afterwards, thoroughly rinse with clean water to remove

residue.

STUBBORN STAINS OR DRIED SPILLS

If needed, apply a non-abrasive household cleaners (a non-abrasive cleaner will not dull the

surface shine) and rinse to remove residue. To remove adhered material such as food, gum, nail

polish or even dried paint, first scrape away excess material with a plastic putty knife and then

use a damp cloth to remove any marks or residual dirt. For extra-stubborn stains, a no-scratch

Scotch-Brite® pad is recommended along with the non-abrasive cleaner.

HEAT TOLERANCE

Quartz is more heat resistant than other stone surfaces including most granite, marble and

limestone; and is not affected by temperatures lower than 150°C (300°F). However, like all stone

material, Quartz can be damaged by sudden and rapid temperature changes. Therefore, we

suggest that hot pots and pans never be directly placed on the surface. We also recommend a

hot pad or trivet be placed on the surface under cooking units such as electric frying pans, crock

pots, or roaster ovens.

SCRATCH RESISTANT

Quartz is a highly scratch resistant surface; however avoid abuse of the surface by refraining

from using sharp objects such as sharp knives or screw drivers directly onto the surface.

CLEANING AGENTS TO AVOID

It’s important to be aware that like any other surface, Quartz can be permanently damaged if

exposed to strong chemicals and solvents that can damage its physical properties. Never clean

your Quartz surface with products that contain Trichlorethane or Methylene chloride, such as

paint removers or strippers. Avoid the use of highly aggressive cleaning agents such as oven/grill

cleaners and dishwasher polishing agents that have high alkaline/pH levels (pH 8.5 or higher).

Products containing oils or powders may leave a residue and should be rinsed off thoroughly.

Should your surface accidentally be exposed to any of these damaging products, rinse

immediately with clean water to neutralize the effect

Granite Worktop Care Tips

WHAT IS GRANITE

Granite is an extremely hard and durable igneous (volcanic) rock that comes in a wide variety of

colours and patterns sourced throughout the world. It is extremely heat resistant and does not

scratch easily.

A granite worktop is a great way to add value to your home. Granite is hard-wearing and easy to

maintain. We can advise you on how to get the most from your granite surfaces and what cleaning

products will enhance it.

Granite is unique and offers many advantages over traditional worktops:

•Luxurious and practical

•Hard wearing

•Resistant to heat

•Virtually scratch resistant

•Sealable

•Unique

Your natural stone worktops are an investment. Like all stone, Granite is porous but far less than most, such as marble or limestone, and to keep your Granite reflecting the beauty of nature we suggest the following tips on care and cleaning.

While Granite is resistant to stains from most household substances, oils and grease should not be allowed to linger or they may cause a slight darkening. The lighter Granites may be slightly more porous and if any water is allowed to stand, darkening may occur. Generally, these marks will disappear when dried.

Do not allow spillages from fruit juice, wine, vinegar or other such acidy substances to linger (especially on the lighter Granites) as they may leave slightly darker patches.

Take care with hot pans because although these will not mark your granite there is a slight risk of them causing cracks due to temperature differentials

With normal use Granite will not chip or scratch, however, we suggest using a chopping board to ensure no marks can be made and also prevents the dulling of knives.

Use detergent to clean your Granite. We recommend you do not use any form of acid as a cleaner. Wire wool may be used to clean drainer grooves when necessary.