CGW Blog Archives - Year: 2012

Why is each granite worktop unique?

Every granite worktop is unique, and each has a unique history. And for many people, it’s this very individuality that makes a granite worktop so special. Let’s just take a quick step back in time Granite is an igneous rock.…

Will granite worktops increase the value or saleability of my property?

I am currently in the process of selling a house I had previously rented out, and I wondered just how much having granite or quartz worktops would add value to my house. I asked agent Jenny McCabe from The Home…

What can you expect to pay for granite worktops?

The market price for Granite is determined by a number of factors, including supply and demand as well as colour, movement, character, and how accessible the material is for quarrying and shipping. Many of the dense black granites like Star…

Create the ultimate Christmas kitchen and choose granite and quartz worktops

A new granite or quartz worktop installed by Christmas? It’s not too late. If you’ve been thinking of replacing your kitchen worktop, you can still treat yourself – and your kitchen – to a gorgeous granite or quartz worktop in…

How are Quartz Worktops Manufactured?

Quartz worktops are the result of billions of years of geological processes followed by a sophisticated set of engineering processes within the factory. The second-most-abundant mineral in the Earth’s continental crust, quartz is found in a wide variety of rocks…

Quartz or granite worktop? Which is the look for your kitchen?

Quartz and granite worktops are both popular choices for the modern kitchen. Whether your style is country cottage or urban chic, today’s quartz and granite ranges both offer a stunning selection of colours and designs to choose from. To help…

Do your kitchen worktops need an overhaul?

Spring has sprung, the daffodils are in bloom and the evenings are getting lighter. Home improvement is always big on the agenda this time of year, especially for the busiest area of the home, the kitchen. Traditionally, the kitchen has…

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