Best Tips to Choose Your Kitchen Splashbacks

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 by

Kitchen splashbacks are not only practical to have within the kitchen but it can also be used to be a key feature in your kitchen too. When you are choosing your kitchen glass splashback, you should keep in mind the overall design and style of your kitchen and consider everything in terms of appearance.

This overview will help you with some tips on how to choose the best splashback for your kitchen.

1) Consider Your Budget

In every decision you make, you need to keep your mind on the budget as this is a key requirement. But first you need to set out a clear budget to keep to. You want the splashback to be nice in appearance but you also need to be thinking practical in what you can afford.

When it comes to picking out materials, having a budget will straight away create a list of places and materials that you can and cannot afford, making the process a lot easier.

2) Picking the Material

Choosing a material can be quite difficult, especially if you do not know what look you actually want. You need to think about whether you want a clean white look that offers a fresh appearance or a traditional look. This will help you with what materials are in your options. Just because the splashback needs to be practical does not mean it cannot look good too.

3) Style and Practicality

While the practicality and style are both important, it is also important that you do not look too much into the style. The practical side of it should come top over the style, as it needs t do the job properly. Never get something just because it looks good, it needs to be consistent.

4) Picking the Colour

When you are choosing the colour you want, you should consider whether you want it to easily blend in and perfectly match your worktops or whether you want a focal point. Do you want the splashback to match the worktop, cupboard and flooring or do you want a contrast? Of course, you want to choose a colour that complements everything around the kitchen but it is still a big decision.

5) Small Kitchen?

If you have a small kitchen, then there are a few options to give the kitchen a look that it is bigger than it is. Mirror effect and white are able to give the illusion that your kitchen is much bigger by reflecting the light around the room. It is a very simple solution that creates a stunning appearance in your kitchen.

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Quartz Bathroom Tiles – Pros & Cons

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 by

Choosing the stone for your bathroom tiles is a definite hard choice to make as you need to ensure that it has all the important qualities such as being waterproof. While wanting it to be practical it is also beneficial for it to look good too.

While Quartz has a long list of advantages for being used for bathroom tiles, it is not without its downfalls either. This overview will cover both sides so you can make an informed choice about whether or not Quartz is the stone for you and your bathroom.

Pros of Quartz for Bathroom Tiles

As we said above, one of the key factors for the bathroom is that all materials used are waterproof so it does not soak up any water that is spilt. As this will happen daily and cannot be avoided, you need a stone that will meet up to this expectation. Quartz is entirely waterproof and as it is a non-porous stone, it means that any water that meets the surface will simply stay there and wait to be wiped off. So there will be no need to rush and clean anything, in fact you could leave small amounts to air dry!

Quartz is only second to diamond for its strength which gives it its scratch resistant properties. With it being scratch resistant it can be left with no mark after a slip of any sharp objects that you may have within the bathroom.

As the bathroom is home to many heavy objects such as perfume bottles and other beauty items, it is highly beneficial that Quartz is extremely difficult to chip or crack if you ever happen to drop something on it.

Additionally, the strength of Quartz is what gives it is heat resistant qualities too. So if you ever place hot items such as hair straighteners, then you do not have to worry about causing heat damage. However we do still advise that you use heat pads to minimise any potential risk as we want our customers to enjoy our stones for a lifetime.

As hygiene is so important within the bathroom area, being the room you wash in, it helps that Quartz is a non-porous material as no bacteria can ever harbour beneath the surface.

In terms of appearance, Quartz is very consistent as it has been man made and therefore you never need to worry about each piece matching up. There are also no long term costs involved to maintain its important qualities such as waterproofing.

Cons of Quartz Bathroom Tiles

While Quartz is consistent in appearance, which is a bonus for a lot of people, it can also be a downside for others that seek character. Quartz is able to mimic the look of natural stones however this can only be done to a certain level, do not think that getting Quartz that can mimic natural stone will be able to fool most people as there will be signs.

While Quartz is extremely easy to clean as it is non-porous, it is very sensitive to chemicals therefore you have to be careful about which products you use to clean it with. Lastly, even though it is hard to chip or crack it can still be done, so never take it for granted.

White Marble Kitchen Worktops – Pros & Cons

Tuesday, 12 December 2017 by

Marble is simply one of the most stunningly timeless stones that you could purchase for your home and it certainly will make your kitchen a focal point of your entire home. There may be cheaper options for the home but Marble has a lengthy list of advantages too.

This quick overview will help you to decide whether or not Marble is the right stone for you and your home.

White Marble Pros

Not only is Marble such a popular stone to use for home renovations, but white is also an on trend colour too. White will never go out of style and will always be one of the ‘go-to’ colours for home decorating, homeware and renovations.

While Marble may be expensive, it certainly is worth it. Each slab will give an entirely unique look which only adds character to your home. Stones that are able to mimic the look of Marble will never be able to meet the quality and it will just never be Marble. These stones can recreate the look but never fully, it will always be different and noticeable to those who know anything about Marble.

Once your white Marble worktop receives its sealant treatment it will become stain, scratch and heat resistant. You will never have to worry about placing hot pots or pans directly onto the surface or scratching your new worktop with knives or other sharp objects that are within the kitchen. However, we will recommend that you continue to use all precautions so that all risk is kept to a minimum completely.

Marble will then also be a non-porous material which means that it is hygienic and that bacteria will never be harboured.

White Marble Cons

While white Marble is incredibly on trend, the colour will not be a favourite for those who do not mind seeing most small marks that are made and therefore may ruin the look of cleanliness much easier.

Other stones can create the cost of Marble for a fraction of the cost, so if having the real deal does not matter to you nor the exact look that it can offer, then why not simply go for the cheaper option? This cheaper option will also be able to mimic the look but be customisable to your preferences in terms of the colour and pattern.

Each slab of Marble is unique and if this individual look is not for you, if you need multiple slabs put together, then a stone that can offer a uniformed look may be better for you. Marble will also need long term commitment to cost and treatment as without it the non-porous quality will simply go away. The importance of maintaining Marble cannot be taken for granted otherwise you can end up with a damaged worktop that needs replacing – an expensive lesson.

Lastly, while Marble is incredibly durable it is not invincible and it certainly can crack and chip which would be an awful thing to happen after paying out a hefty amount.

 

Many of our customers spend weeks thinking over which colour and stone to use for their kitchen worktops. Black Quartz is one of the best options to choose from as it has a long list of advantages and brilliant selling points.

This overview of black Quartz will give you a quick highlight of what you need to know about the stone and why you should be choosing it for your home.

#1 Cleanliness

As black is incredibly dark, your worktop will therefore not show every single little mark that is made such as fingerprints. This allows your kitchen to look cleaner every day without having to worry about every fingerprint, tiny crumb or other minimal marks that you do not care to clean up straight away.

#2 On Trend

If you are one to keep up with the current style theme, then black Quartz is definitely one of your big options. Black is one of those colours that will never go out of style. You have heard of woman having that trusty ‘little black dress’? Well why not choose to have that colour within your home that everyone will always be jealous of?

#3 Scratch Resistant

Quartz is an incredible stone for being scratch resistant which makes it brilliant for being used within the kitchen area, as sharp objects will no doubt be used daily. However, while it is scratch resistant, we do suggest that you continue to use all of your normal precautions to minimise the potential risk.

#4 Heat Resistant

Similarly to being scratch resistant, this makes it perfect for kitchen areas as well. As you will be dealing with hot pots and pans on a daily basis, it is always a benefit to have a worktop that is heat resistant. You will no longer have to worry about any heat damage when placing hot pots and pans directly onto the surface, however, we do recommend that you continue to use heat pads to minimise the risk.

#5 Budget Friendly

Granite is perfect for those who wish to install their worktop and never have to pay out any further costs and Granite offers you just that. Granite will never need to be sealed or treated at all during its lifetime and therefore there really is zero costs on a long term basis.

 

Granite is not only a beautiful stone but it is also one of the most popular stones to use within home renovations and this includes kitchen worktops. If you choose us to supply and fit your kitchen worktop in West London, then you can be sure that you will be receiving the best service possible in the area.

Our experienced engineers will take care of your Granite kitchen worktops from the very beginning (template) through to the installation stage. Regardless of whether it will be a commercial or residential property, your needs will be taken care of at the same level of standard.

As standard, we always aim to fit our customers worktops within one week from ordering. We are able to achieve this exceptional fast rate of completion as everything we create is completed in-house by our own staff.

Why Granite?

As we mentioned previously, Granite is one of the most popular stones and simply this is because of its number of advantages. You are able to place hot items such as pots and pans directly onto the worktop surface without worrying about damaging the worktop. However, we do still recommend that you use precautions to ensure that the risk is kept at a minimum, as we want our customers to enjoy their worktops for a lifetime.

Once Granite has been completely sealed, it becomes stain resistant as it will then be a non-porous material. This means that it will never hold onto any spillages, instead liquids will be on top of the surface ready to be easily wiped away, which creates a highly sanitary worktop for your food preparation.

Granite is also a very unique stone as every slab will be different from the next. Granite consists of various minerals which all create a different and unique character in every piece. Additionally, the colour of your Granite worktop will never fade and it will also only add value to your home.

Why Choose Us?

When you come to us to supply and fit your Granite worktops in West London, you will receive:

  • FREE Samples
  • Huge range of colours
  • Low deposit to pay

Our team of expert engineers will also provide you the best service possible in your area and will oversee the entire production from template to installation. We will take care of your kitchen worktop to create exactly what you have in mind to give you the kitchen of your dreams. All of our worktops are created in-house, which allows us to be far more efficient and achieve a great turnaround. As we said before, we aim to finish all of our customers worktops within one week.

Installation

Your personal team of engineers will be highly experienced and capable to providing you with the best product and service. We will meet your high standards and make sure this is done throughout the entire process.

Your installation process may include:

  • Demo by project manager
  • Trial fitting
  • Assembly without gluing

Our absolutely stunning Lunastone slabs come in a range of colours and styles to suit many personalities. Whatever you are looking for, you are sure to find the perfect fit for you and your home in our selection.
Here at Y & S Marble, we are suppliers of the highest quality Lunastone kitchen worktops for both residential and commercial properties. When you come to us to supply and fit your Lunastone worktops for your kitchen, then we will aim to have your worktop installed within just ONE week from placing your order. We will also install your kitchen worktop at no extra cost to you. By coming to us, we will make your dream kitchen become a reality far more achievable.

To help you on your way with choosing your perfect colour and style, we have compiled a list of 5 of our most beautiful Lunastone colours that would look perfect within any kitchen.

Bianco Luminoso

This particular shade is one of our grey colours. The main base colour is a light grey with darker shades of grey throughout. The darker greys resemble the appearance of glass or glitter pieces to add a bit of shimmer to your home.
As with most of our colours and patterns of worktops, Bianco Luminoso will match perfectly with almost any other colour out there. So you will never have to worry about redecorating in the future to match your worktop. Your existing accessories and colour theme will be sure to match perfectly.

Caramello

Caramello is one of our brown shades of Lunastone worktops. Its base colour is a medium shade brown with darker browns and silver pieces of glass throughout to create such a stunning pattern.

Galassia

Galassia is one of our many black shades and offers a hint of elegance and luxury. Its block colour black has been layered with speckles of dark grey and brown throughout. This is the perfect worktop for those who want a beautiful pattern without any shimmer or shine that comes with the pieces of glass in a lot of our other worktops.
Once again, this will pair up perfectly with many other colours out there and will match beautifully with your existing kitchen design.

Grigio Natura

 

Grigio Natura is another one within our grey range of Lunastone worktops. It has a medium grey base colour that has been topped with large pieces of glass that gives off the appearance of shattered glass and glitter, so a hint of elegance. If you are looking for a bit of shine to your kitchen, then you have found the perfect colour.

Nero Metallo

Our Nero Metallo worktop is another one of our black shades, which is one of the most popular colours for kitchen worktops as it is so versatile. The flexibility of black is what gives it so much appeal with our customers. The black base has been topped with large pieces of white and light grey glass which gives it texture.

 

You are most probably reading this because you are either in the process of choosing between Quartz Stone and an alternative, or you have already decided but you are now trying to choose a type of Quartz. For whatever reason, Silestone Quartz is on your list.
Silestone can offer such a beautiful look to any home, especially within the kitchen for worktops as well as a range of advantages however it does have its downfalls as well.
Is Silestone all that it is cracked up to be? Read on to find out and discover whether it is for you and your kitchen.

Pros of Silestone

When it comes to choosing out the material for your kitchen worktop you need to be sure that you will be able to find the perfect colour and style that you are looking for and this can often be the deciding factor, because after all the appearance of your kitchen worktop is one of the main priorities. Silestone is great for having a huge range and selection of colours to choose from which guarantees you to find the perfect one for you.
Silestone is perfect for anyone who wants the look of Granite as it has been designed to have the look of Granite, which can only be a good thing. Granite is such a beautiful looking stone that you can achieve without the price tag attached.

If you are looking for a kitchen worktop that will last for many years to come without worrying about replacing it any time soon, the Silestone is the stone for you. Silestone Quartz can last for many years to come as long as you maintain and care for it properly.
If you do not have a huge budget for your kitchen worktop the Silestone is further the perfect choice for you as it is very affordable. However, while the price of a worktop can be a game changer for many customers it may not be necessarily something that dictates what you can buy as long as it has other benefits to make the investment worthwhile.
Lastly, Silestone is brilliant for the upkeep and perfect to keep clean. To clean your worktop, you will never have to do anything special other than use soap and water, which will keep everything looking sparkly and gleaming every day.

Cons of Silestone

While Silestone is great for offering a big range of colours to choose from, it does lack in the finishing department. Silestone is not known for being particularly great in offering a huge range of finishes and edging, so if this is something that is important to you and the style you are after, then Silestone may not be the stone for you after all. It is best to have a look at what finishes and edging are available before you go any further in the decision making process if this is important to the style you are after.

While Silestone has a large percentage of Quartz, it has one of the lowest percentages in all of the types of Quartz available. Silestone has been man made to have just 90% Quartz, which may be a decision maker for some people.
In terms of warranties, most types of Quartz kitchen worktops tend to have lifetime warranties given with the purchase. However, with Silestone you will usually only get around 10 years warranty to cover you, which may not be the type of warranty you are after. Many customers like to have a lengthy warranty just in case, which you certainly do not have with Silestone with every supplier.

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Quartz is made out of 93% Natural Quartz Stone and 7% Resin, which makes Quartz one of the most flexible and customisable stones out there. Quartz is such an incredibly popular stone and for very good reason. As Quartz has been completely engineered, you will be able to choose from a massive range of colours and styles for your floor tiles. Whatever your style and whether you are thinking of placing your floor tiles in the bathroom, kitchen or elsewhere, you are sure to find the absolute perfect Quartz tiles for you, your home and lifestyle.

Quartz has been man made to make sure that our customer will receive only the highest standard of quality in Quartz tiles in both finishing and overall appearance in terms of colour and style.
Here at Y & S Marble, we are able to offer our customers a customisable experience due to the number of colours and styles we have available. When you choose to come to us you will have over 25,000 colours to choose from. Whether you are looking to place your floor tiles within your own home or a commercial property, we will be able to help.

Why Choose Quartz?

So, why should you choose Quartz for your floor tiles? Quartz is a very popular stone and there are three main reasons why people choose Quartz so commonly. What makes Quartz so appealing is that it is incredibly for being stain, scratch and heat resistant which makes it perfect for having as your flooring in any room you can think of. Quartz is a very difficult stone to scratch, which is ideal for kitchens and living rooms where there are likely hard and sharp objects to be dropped. If you have a young family, you can rely on your Quartz being durable and long lasting. Once something has been dropped onto the floor tiles, it is very unlikely to scratch at all.
In addition to that, Quartz is incredible for being heat resistant and this enables you to either place hot items directly onto it or not worry when accidents occur. Although, we advise all of our customer to take the same precautions as they usually would to help prevent any potential risk at all.

Why Choose Us?

At Y & S Marble, we are fully able to supply and fit your Quartz floor tiles in London and you can be assured that you will be getting the best possible price and service within your area. We have made the commitment to beat any quote that is given to us by 10%.
All of our customers will also be provided with a lifetime warranty, with every order that is placed with us.
We also make sure that we only deliver the best service from our team of experienced engineers, who have been supplying and fitting the best quality worktops for both residential and commercial properties for many years. We also have an exceptionally fast delivery time and will aim to install it within 1 week from the date you placed the order with us.

We will never subcontract our any of our work by choice so that we remain in total control of the entire process from the very beginning (template) through to the end when your worktop is being installed. This means that we can ensure that our high standards are met throughout the entire process and that our customers get the best service and quality. Our customers will receive a fully personalised experience when they come to us as the same team who template, cut and polish the worktop will be the same who eventually come and fit it.

Huge Range of Colours

You will also have the biggest range of colours, shades and styles than any other supplier out there. You will have a whopping 25,000 colours to choose from so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your kitchen space.

FREE Instant Quote!

If you would like to get a quick, free quote from us then simply give us a quick call to speak with one of our friendly advisors. If this is not convenient you can also visit our website. Our friendly team will be happy to discuss your options with you and answer any of your questions to help you plan out your ideas, offering you some options based on your needs.

Quartz Bathroom Countertops – Pros & Cons

Wednesday, 06 September 2017 by

Quartz is one of the most commonly found stones within homes, whether it is for kitchen or bathroom countertops and this is for very good reason. There are many reasons as to why people are seeking Quart for their bathroom remodels but there are also some downfalls as well.
We will be talking about the benefits of Quartz countertops within the bathroom as well as any downfalls that there may be to give you a balance view so that you can decide for yourself whether Quartz is the best stone for you, your bathroom and style.

Pros of Quartz

Brilliant Strength

Amazingly, Quartz is just second to diamond for its strength, which gives it great scratch resistant properties. As it is so resistant to scratches, it can be left with absolutely no mark after a slip of a knife or other sharp objects that may be found within the bathroom. When you accidentally place sharp objects on your bathroom countertop you will have nothing to worry about as you will still be left with a countertop that remains looking good as new. As long as you keep looking after your Quartz countertop, you will have a brilliant looking stone for many years to come.

Difficult to Damage

In the bathroom are plenty of heavy objects – perfume bottles, make up, beauty items you name it! But one of the benefits of Quartz is that it is extremely difficult to chip or crack. So if you ever accidentally drop a large, heavy item onto your countertop it will not damage the surface. This strength of the Quartz also means that it is brilliant for transporting and installing as any bumps will not be a huge concern.

Heat Resistant

Within the bathroom you may also have other items such as hair straighteners which are known to reach extremely high temperatures. While most of these items come with heat pads, not everyone uses them or remembers to. For this reason, it is important to get a heat resistant stone for your countertops which Quartz can offer! Quartz stone is able to tolerate and cope with high heat without the material burning at all, as long as it does not exceed a certain temperature. Despite this, you should still continue using heat pads where possible to help prevent any signs or damage – you can never be too careful!

Hygienic

When it comes to selecting your new bathroom materials, cleaning and hygiene should always be at the forefront of your mind. With Quartz stone, you will never have this worry again. As Quartz has been entirely man made, it has been designed to be a non-porous material which means that it will never harbour any bacteria or liquids that encourage the growth of harmful bacteria. The bathroom is one of the main areas of the house where you will be far more conscious of hygiene, but with Quartz you know that you will be making the right decision for this.

Uniformed Look

Unlike other natural stones on the market, like Marble, Quartz has been manufactured and designed to have a very consistent colouring. The appearance of colour and pattern is always uniform so that each and every slab will match, so you will never be disappointed in what you receive when it comes to installing the countertop. A lot of other natural stones out there will arrive with a many inconsistencies which just is not what some people want.

No Long Term Costs

Once again, unlike types of natural stone, Quartz stone will never require any treatment in the long term such as sealing. Therefore, as it requires no maintenance at all other than the general daily cleaning routines, it is by far cheaper for those who have a budget and do not want any long term costs. This not only saves money but also time too.

Stain Proof

In addition to Quartz being heat and scratch resistant, it is also strain proof thanks to is non-porous quality. If you ever spill a substance on your bathroom countertop such as nail varnish then there is very little to worry about in terms of staining as the stone will never hold onto any liquids and therefore will not stain. All spillages will be contained on top of the surface for easy cleaning – perfect for bathroom and kitchen countertops.

Cons of Quartz

Not Natural Stone

Despite Quartz being great for being consistent in colour, it in no way is a substitute for natural stone as it does not have the same appearance at all. So, if you are after the look of a natural stone then this may not be the best option for you and you may wish to consider other options. If you prefer a unique material then Marble may be your best bet. Quartz is a manufactured red stone and therefore will have that appearance.

Sensitive

While Quartz is incredibly easy to clean due to it being non-porous and therefore not holding onto anything, it is extremely sensitive to chemicals. You have to be careful which type of cleaning products and detergents that you use on a Quartz surface as it is sensitive to some cleaning agents. Any cleaning product that contains a high pH level would be unsuitable to be used, which may cause a bit of hassle when you are shopping for cleaning products. If you ever find yourself making the mistake of buying the wrong cleaning product or misreading a label, then you will have either risked damaging your countertop or have the inconvenience of not being able to clean your countertop until you are able to shop for more supplies. Any use of certain chemicals can end up permanently damaging your Quartz countertop so it is best to do your research to see if this is acceptable for you.

Can Be Heat Damaged

You may remember that we said above that Quartz is amazing for not being affected by heat or sharp objects as much as other materials are. While this is true, Quartz can still be damaged and chipped if it is hit hard enough. It may be a strong stone but it is breakable. Sometimes the advertisement of it being such a strong stone can influence customers into thinking that it is unbreakable and therefore they purchase it under this idea and then not being as careful as you should be – risking the appearance of your countertop in the process.

Not Seamless in Appearance

While Quartz is consistent in colour and pattern, it is in no way seamless. It is unable to offer a seamless appearance because the slabs are only made up to a certain number of fee in both width and length. If you ever require a larger size then this will be made up by connecting multiple slabs together, creating a not-so seamless appearance. If you are after a seamless look then you may wish to factor this into your decision making.

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Granite Worktops Supply and Fit in Croydon

Friday, 01 September 2017 by

Granite has been one of the most popular stones for kitchen worktops for many years and it shows no sign of slowing down any time soon, and for very good reason. Granite has so many benefits on offer and therefore is in demand on a large scale. When you order a Granite worktop you are purchasing something that will absolutely transform your kitchen space. The kitchen is usually the heart of the home and therefore should be treated as such as given the kitchen worktop both you and it deserves. With a Granite worktop, it will soon be the talking point of your home.

Why Choose Granite?

When you order a Granite kitchen worktop you are giving your home a very unique look. Every single piece of Granite that you will be getting has a very different look, creating a very characteristic appearance for your kitchen space. Your Granite kitchen worktop will never begin to fade as long as you have it, while you are continuing to take good care of it.
What else makes it such a perfect stone for kitchens is that it will almost never scratch at all, in fact it is most likely going to blunt your knives and sharp objects way before they even mark the surface. Granite is also practically stain proof so you never have to be concerned when spillages occur, as the stone will never soak up or harbour any liquids. Thanks to the non-porous properties, it will also never harbour any bacteria or encourage their growth making it a superbly hygienic material for your kitchen.

Although, it must be noted that your Granite kitchen worktop will need regular maintenance by being resealed once every two years to ensure that it remains being stain proof. By not sealing your worktop as you should, you would be putting it at great risk of getting damaged.
Kitchens across the world have been getting remodels with Granite because it is such a brilliant stone for areas where there will be food preparation. You will never have to worry about damaging your surfaces by placing hot pots and pans directly onto the worktop surface, because Granite can withstand up to high temperatures. You will never have to worry about any burning or damage occurring, however it is still advised from us that you continue using our precautions as usual to help prevent any potential risk of damage to make sure that your worktop continues going strong for many years to come.

Why Choose Y & S Marble?

Here at Y & S Marble, we are able to supply fit your Granite kitchen worktops in Croydon and you can be sure that you are getting the best price within your area as we offer all of our customers the same brilliant price match. We promise to beat absolutely any quote that you can bring to us by 10%! We also give all of our customers a lifetime warranty with their kitchen worktops as standard.
 FREE quotes
 BEAT any written quote!
 FAST installation
 25,000 colours to choose from

We are able to make sure that we only deliver the best service from our team of experienced engineers, who have been supplying and fitting the best quality worktops for both residential and commercial properties for many years. We also have an exceptionally fast delivery time and will aim to install it within 1 week from the date you placed the order with us.

We will never subcontract our any of our work by choice so that we remain in total control of the entire process from the very beginning (template) through to the end when your worktop is being installed. This means that we can ensure that our high standards are met throughout the entire process and that our customers get the best service and quality. Our customers will receive a fully personalised experience when they come to us as the same team who template, cut and polish the worktop will be the same who eventually come and fit it.

Our Huge Range of Colours

You will also have the biggest range of colours, shades and styles than any other supplier out there. You will have a whopping 25,000 colours to choose from so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your kitchen space.

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If you are interested in getting a FREE quote from us, then simply give us a call to speak directly with us or go online to get a quote. Our friendly team of advisors will be happy to assist you with any questions or to talk through your ideas, offering you some options based on your needs.

When considering what colour you should have for your Granite kitchen worktop, you may be tempted to go for a bright and lighter colour however you may not be sure whether you ‘should’. White is one of the most popular colours out there however a lot of people prefer to keep away from it and go for cream instead, unlike white cream is not as light and therefore will not show off quite as many marks and therefore it is much more practical for more people and families.
But there are also a few downfalls to choosing a cream Granite worktop. Read on to find out whether a cream Granite kitchen worktop is for you.

Pros of Cream Granite

If you are looking for a stylish and timeless piece then cream Granite is exactly what you are looking for. When you add Granite to your kitchen you are already giving it some character and it will never go out of style, but when you purchase it in cream it just adds to that timeless elegance that you will enjoy for many years to come. You will never have to choose another colour or stone at any time soon, unless you personally want to.
Cream is also great when it comes to finding a colour or shade to match up with it. Almost any colour and shade whether it is light or dark will match perfectly against cream, giving you flexibility in choosing your colour theme, purchasing accessories or even keeping everything the same. If you are the type of person who like to switch up their colour theme and accessories every few years, then a cream Granite worktop is perfect for you and your kitchen.
Cream is also perfect if your house has a smaller kitchen, as cream is able to reflect light and give it the appearance of being a much bigger room than it really is. However, while it does not work as brilliant as white for this it does the job. Cream will make your kitchen space look bigger in a much more affordable way.
Cream also has a beautiful and clean look about it that automatically will make your kitchen appear to be fresh, far more than it usually does. Lighter colours always have the power to transform any space and turn it into a fresh, clean looking space that is breathtakingly beautiful.

Cons of Cream Granite

As kitchens are usually the heart of the home, they have to put up with a large amount of traffic every day. As we mentioned before, some people consider cream as a difficult colour to keep clean than other shades and colours out there. While it is darker than white, it still remains to be a somewhat difficult colour to keep clean, especially with those sticky little fingers about!
Above, we mentioned that cream is able to transform your kitchen space and make it appear to be much bigger than it actually this. While this is a great thing for some people it definitely will not be if you already have a large kitchen and do not want it to look any bigger. You may want to break up the cream colour with a few other textures or darker colours and shades to make sure that your kitchen has not been made to look far too big.

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Marble is such a popular stone but also synonymous with being expensive, however it does not have to be over budget. Marble has been used within home renovations for years and shows no sign of slowing down any time soon and it is not hard to see why. Marble offers any kitchen a beautifully elegant appearance that is absolutely timeless. Marble will never go out of fashion and therefore it will be well worth any amount you pay, as it will last for years. Marble can be one of the cheaper options when it comes to purchasing a stone worktop, which may surprise a lot of people it can even be cheaper than Granite! However, marble is a much more porous stone than Granite and as it is softer, it can result in it being much more liable to scratch or stain.

Why Choose Marble?

The beauty of Marble effectively sells itself however here are a few extra pointers if you were not already bought on the idea of why Marble would be the perfect stone for your kitchen worktop.
Marble has a beauty like no other stone and it will never fade out of style, your timeless piece will outlast you and could remain in your home for centuries. While rare Marble can be very expensive, there are more common pieces that are much more affordable, so never feel worried about the price as it can often be cheaper than the price of Granite.

Why Choose Y & S Marble?

We are able to supply and install your Marble kitchen worktops in London and you can be assured that you will be getting the best price within your area. We offer all of our customers the same promise – to beat absolutely any quote that you bring to us by 10%! We also give our customers a full lifetime warranty with every purchase for ease of mind.

 FREE quotes
 BEAT any written quote!
 FAST installation
 25,000 colours to choose from

We can ensure that we are able to deliver only the best of service from our team of engineers, who have years of experience in supplying and fitting top quality kitchen worktops in both residential homes and commercial properties. We also have a high standard for deliver time and we will always aim to install your worktop within one week from the date you placed your order with us.
We will never subcontract our any of our work by choice so that we remain in total control of the entire process from the very beginning (template) through to the end when your worktop is being installed. This means that we can ensure that our high standards are met throughout the entire process and that our customers get the best service and quality. Our customers will receive a fully personalised experience when they come to us as the same team who template, cut and polish the worktop will be the same who eventually come and fit it.

Get a FREE Quote Today!

If you are interested in getting a FREE quote from us, then simply give us a call to speak directly with us or go online to get a quote. Our friendly team of advisors will be happy to assist you with any questions or to talk through your ideas, offering you some options based on your needs.

Granite is one of the most popular stones out there for choosing when it comes to your home renovations, especially for kitchen worktops. The reason why this particular stone is in high demand is because it has so many advantages to offer. When you purchase a Granite kitchen worktop, you are transforming the heart of your home into a talking point. Not only will it be the focal point of the kitchen but it will be the main attraction of the whole house while it enhances the design of your kitchen

Why Choose Granite?

One of Granites main selling points is that it has a very different and unique look about it which is what enables it to almost sell itself. Every single piece of Granite that you purchase will all be unique from each other which only enhances its appearance and brings character into your home. Your Granite kitchen worktops will never start to fade over the years and will continue looking as good as new as long as you are caring for them appropriately.
While you may have done a great deal of research into Granite, what it has to offer you, your home and style. Kitchen across the world have been getting remodels with Granite because it is such a brilliant stone for areas where there will be food preparation. You will never have to worry about damaging your surfaces by placing hot pots and pans directly onto the worktop surface, because Granite can withstand up to high temperatures. You will never have to worry about any burning or damage occurring, however it is still advised from us that you continue using our precautions as usual to help prevent any potential risk of damage to make sure that your worktop continues going strong for many years to come.

What else makes it such a perfect stone for kitchens is that it will almost never scratch at all, in fact it is most likely going to blunt your knives and sharp objects way before they even mark the surface. Granite is also practically stain proof so you never have to be concerned when spillages occur, as the stone will never soak up or harbour any liquids. Thanks to the non-porous properties, it will also never harbour any bacteria or encourage their growth making it a superbly hygienic material for your kitchen.
Although, it must be noted that your Granite kitchen worktop will need regular maintenance by being resealed once every two years to ensure that it remains being stain proof. By not sealing your worktop as you should, you would be putting it at great risk of getting damaged.

Why Choose Us?

Here at Y & S Marble, we are able to supply fit your Granite kitchen worktops in Surrey and you can be sure that you are getting the best possible price within your area as we offer all of our customers a price match. We will beat absolutely any quote that you give us by 10%! We also give all of our customers a lifetime warranty with their kitchen worktops as standard. We also make sure that we only deliver the best service from our team of experienced engineers, who have been supplying and fitting the best quality worktops for both residential and commercial properties for many years. We also have an exceptionally fast delivery time and will aim to install it within 1 week from the date you placed the order with us.
You will also have the biggest range of colours, shades and styles than any other supplier out there. You will have a whopping 25,000 colours to choose from so you can be sure to find the perfect fit for your kitchen space.
We will never subcontract our any of our work by choice so that we remain in total control of the entire process from the very beginning (template) through to the end when your worktop is being installed. This means that we can ensure that our high standards are met throughout the entire process and that our customers get the best service and quality. Our customers will receive a fully personalised experience when they come to us as the same team who template, cut and polish the worktop will be the same who eventually come and fit it.

If you are interested in getting a FREE quote from us, then simply give us a call to speak directly with us or go online to get a quote. Our friendly team of advisors will be happy to assist you with any questions or to talk through your ideas, offering you some options based on your needs.

Here at Y & S Marble, you can be rest assured that you will be receiving on the best quality Quartz worktops in East London. Our team of professional engineers work from the very beginning of the process right through to the installation – so you can be confident knowing that the entire process is overseen by the same people. Additionally, we always try to install your Quartz worktops within 1 week from ordering with us. Our experienced engineers will fully transform your kitchen using entirely your guidance for how you foresee your kitchen worktops.

Why Choose Quartz?

Quartz Stone is completely man made and is made with 93% natural Quartz with 7% Polymer resin and colouring, which makes it as strong and durable as it is. As your Quartz worktops are completely made by people, you can be assured that you are receiving top quality.
Quartz is such a strong and durable material that it is incredibly difficult to scratch or damage, which makes it perfect for kitchen areas. Quartz worktops are absolutely brilliant for being heat resistant and will never damage under heat, unless the heat exceeds a certain temperature. However, despite this, we strongly recommend that you continue using precautions to ensure the lifespan of your worktops does not fall short.

Why Choose Y & S Marble?

As our customer, you will receive:
 A Low Deposit Requirement
 FREE Samples
 Range of Quartz Stone types: Cimestone, Silestone, Classic Quartz, Caesarstone and more!

When you come to us to provide and install your Quartz worktops in East London, you will be receiving one of the best services around. We never provide you any less than the best service from our top expert and experienced team of engineers. Our professional engineers will take great care of your Quartz worktops right from the template through to the installation process. We are so sure that you will never be disappointed in our worktops as you get to choose from a whopping 25,000 colours in our range.
We always aim to finish fitting your kitchen worktops within 1 week after ordering and will transform your kitchen based on the guidelines you give us. Whether you need the worktops for your home or commercial properties, we can cater for to your needs.

If you are interested in getting a quick and hassle-free quote, we promise all of our customers that we can beat any quote you give us by 10%. If you would like to discuss your requirements with a member of our experienced team, then contact us on 01895 540329 and our friendly team will be happy to help you with your enquiry.

The Fabrication Process

The entire fabrication process of your Quartz Stone worktops will be finished by our engineers in-house which means that we can achieve our goal of providing and fitting your worktops within 7 days. As we never hire any subcontractors you can be sure that our work is efficient as promised. The fabrication process of making your worktops is done with our cutting edge computerised systems as well as semi-robotic systems.

The Installation Process

The team of engineers who will be taking care of your Quartz worktop have many years of experience that makes them so capable of providing you with an excellent service and product. Your Quartz worktops will only achieve the highest possible standard around.

Your installation process may include the following:

 Demo by Project Manager
 Trial Fitting
 Assembly Without Gluing

Get in Touch

If you would like to discuss your plans for your kitchen worktops with a member of our experience team then please do get in touch with us on 01895 540329. A member of our helpful team will gladly assist you.

So, you are weighing up your options of which material and stone to go for when it comes to picking out your brand new kitchen worktop. Granite is definitely an excellent choice and should not be one you will ever regret, additionally it can also add on value to your home if you ever consider reselling.
Not only are you considering having a Granite kitchen worktop but you are also sure you want to go blue. To help you with your decision process, we have put together a list of pros and cons for having a blue Granite worktop.

Pros of Blue Granite

Granite offers such a unique look with every single piece of Granite you find, all Granite slabs will be different from each other. Also with Granite, the colour will never fade over time which means that it will look as good as the day you bought it even 10 years on, as long as you are caring for your worktop.
By choosing a blue worktop you have such a huge range of shades to choose from. Blue definitely is not a matter of ‘just choosing blue’ as you have pale, light, medium and dark shades and what kind of pattern you would like it to have. Did you want white speckles or a mixture of different shades of blue? This choice is yours.
Granite is also perfect for high traffic areas and food preparation as it is incredibly heat resistant. When it comes to placing hot pots and pans onto the worktop surface, you will never have to worry about forgetting to use heat pads or some sort of protection as your Granite worktop can withstand up to a high heat.
Granite is also stain resistant which means that when you spill any liquid onto your surface, it will never hold onto the liquid and stain the surface and it is incredibly antibacterial which means that there will be no bacteria growth between the pores.

Cons of Blue Granite

Blue does not at all match a huge range of colours, depending on the shade you go for. You would have to go for a very light, pale blue if you are wanting it to be easier to redecorate and change the colour theme of your kitchen in the future. Blue is definitely more of a commitment colour.
Despite Granite being very heat resistant, it is definitely not completely resistant as you should still use a heat pad when placing hot things onto the surface. As you still need to use protection, your worktop may as well not be heat resistant, except that if you accidentally place something hot down then you do not have a rush of worry about just damaging your surface. Plus, even though it is stain resistant this is only the case if it has been properly sealed. Once your Granite worktop needs to be resealed and loses it stain resistant quality, it is open to permeant stains.
Lastly, Granite also comes with a large price tag, long-term. Granite is definitely a long-term commit in terms of maintenance as you will need to re-seal your worktop every few years otherwise it will not be heat, scratch or stain resistant as it should.

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