Years ago, laminate worktops were a popular choice among homeowners in London due to their affordability and versatility. However,In recent years, homeowners, architects, kitchen designers have begun to prefer natural stone for kitchen countertops, such as granite and marble countertops and lastly quartz countertops.
Not only stone countertops are extremely durable and long-lasting, but they’re also extremely functional and aesthetically pleasing with more patterns than wood ones. In many ways, natural stone countertops can become a main element of any beautiful kitchen design, with quartz and granite being among the most popular stone choices.
There are many reasons you may want to consider replacing your existing kitchen countertops. For starters, if you’re looking for a modern or luxury look of your kitchen, installing new and stunning countertops is one of the best ways to make that happen.
This is especially important if your existing kitchen countertops are made of old materials, such as laminate, wood, fabrica or tile. New stone countertops can give your kitchen a fresh, high-end look that may even increase value of your home. Or, perhaps your existing countertops are simply beginning to wear down. You may notice some scratches, burn marks, or other damage to your solid surface counters—or perhaps the grout in your tile countertops has become discolored and unfashionable. Fresh, kitchen stone countertops can breathe new life into your kitchen and provide greater durability that any other material out there.
Stone is a great choice here because it will provide you with that high-end look and long-lasting durability.
As you shop for new kitchen countertops, there are many specific options to consider. Right now, granite is among the most popular types of stone chosen by homeowners in London for countertops for the period between 2000 to 2008.However, in last ten years, quartz countertops became the dominant choice in UK kitchen countertops market.
This natural stone has more than 200 different color choices available, and prices range greatly. You’ll find granite countertops for anywhere from $45 to $125 per square feet installed.
Quartz is another popular kitchen countertop option; this man-made stone is manufactured by mixing mineral quartz with epoxy glues to hold the material together. From there, pigments are added to achieve the desired color. One of the main advantages of quartz over granite is that it is naturally stain-resistant.
Therefore, quartz doesn’t need to be re-sealed every few years to protect against stains. Typically, quartz costs about £240 to £400 per square meter installed.
Marble is another stone options for kitchen countertops. Homeowners who select these options tend to care more about the aesthetics than functionality.
After all, while these stones are quite durable, they aren’t nearly as hard or long-lasting as granite and quartz.
If you’re planning a full kitchen remodel or are designing a kitchen for a new-build home, you may be wondering when the best time is to shop for countertops.
Generally, countertops are among the first choices you’ll want to make (along with cabinet color) when it comes to designing a kitchen. From there, you can begin exploring back splash tile, sinks and faucets, and other smaller components.
No matter where you are in the process, our experts at Palazzo Stone can help you select the right stone and slab to suit your design needs.
Palazzo Stone are able to offer low prices on all stone countertops that we stock in our inventory. Our low prices are a result of purchasing in-house inventory at bulk prices, optimal utilization of material by minimizing stone wastage, efficient and error free measuring and fabrication methods. Our low prices are not a result of compromised quality or sub-par customer service standards.
We will either match or beat any competitor’s price. Quality and looks of the stone used, digital measuring and CNC Waterjet cutting to accommodate commonly found wall imperfections and custom cutting of shapes etc. are few of the points of comparison.
In order for this guarantee to be valid, Our customers must provide us with the original price quotation including the details of the granite, marble or quartz used and edge details and other specifications if any, from whomever else is quoting your project.
We study the details of stone used and take all other variables into consideration before accepting to beat the quote or match the price. If we find differences, we will point out and explain to you the differences in the proposal and offer you a quote based on the exact specifications.
At Palazzo Stone LTD, we have more than 12 years of experience in serving London, Kent, Essex, Surrey and the surrounding areas, and we’ve successfully completed more than 5,000 stone projects for our customer, including kitchen worktops, restaurant bar, bathroom countertops, marble staircase, and flooring.
We also have full collection of stone samples in our showroom for clients to look at in-person; we believe this helps buyers best envision how the stone is going to look in their home in ways that looking at a tiny stone sample simply cannot.
In most cases, we’re able to have new stone countertops installed anywhere from 3 to 7 days. After you’ve selected your stone colour, we’ll also come out to your home and perform an accurate measuring of your kitchen countertops; this will allow us to ensure the most precise and quality installation possible.
Palazzo Stone factory has the most modern CNC stone fabrication machines, water jet cutting machine and CNC Bridge saw. This, in combination with expertise from our in-house stone fabrication experts and installers, enables our team to deliver high quality standards consistently.
Whether you’re looking to remodel your kitchen, design a brand new kitchen for your next home, or simply replace your existing kitchen countertops, We are here to help.
Visit our showroom today to see our wide selection for yourself and get started on selecting your new countertops!