Spotlight on Granite

Undoubtedly granite is a fantastic material for crafting the kitchen or bathroom of your dreams. Not only is it hard-wearing and resistant, in the right hands, a master mason can create something truly beautiful for your home.

Superwhite Quartzite Granite or Marble ?

Superwhite is a lovely stone that originates from Brazil.  Its popularity for use as a  kitchen worktop has increased in high end kitchens over the last 18 months. It has a lovely look of a marble worktop without the inherent issues that put people off marble worktops like acid etching and scratching. However Superwhite is…

Cut It Out: Why Templating is Important

The kitchen is the heart of any home. And your kitchen isn’t like anyone else’s right? After all, you’ve made it your own, it has your own unique style – from the installed cabinets to the tiles on the wall. So it makes sense that when installing quartz or granite worktops, you want to ensure…

Caring for Granite Worktops

Granite is a very popular choice for kitchen countertops, and as one of the most durable materials out there, with the right care and attention it can continue making a home look and feel luxurious for a long time. However, our kitchen counter tops have a lot to deal with on a day-to-day basis, and…

Granite Worktops, do they scratch?

Granite Worktops are not indestructable, though sometimes worktop salesmen can overstate the properties of certain granite materials. Different types of granite do vary as to how easily they scratch or chip and how well they can be repaired. Absolute black granite is the hardest colour of granite to repair and any mottled granites are easier…

The Advantages of Silestone Quartz Worktops

Here at Granite House, we have over 30 years of experience when supplying and installing natural and engineered stone surfaces. This is why we like to think that we have specialist knowledge when it comes to the different materials that can be used inside your home. The two main types of worktops are granite and…

Tiling on Gavylon/Anhydrous Screeds

Today’s blog concerns a common dilemma for many contractors. Tiling on gavylon screeds when it is safe to tile on. Firstly you need to identify the type of screed; if it looks smooth and has no visible expansion joints over a large area then it is likely to be a gavylon screed. We recommend checking…