Polished Quartzite Aurora Fantasy Island Worktop (3)

You’ve spent hours scrolling through kitchen trends on Pinterest, and you’ve been back and forth to your local mason or kitchen supplier looking and relooking at various stones, in various shades. You’ve finally chosen your stone and you couldn’t be happier with your choice. But that’s not the end of your worktop’s design journey, the devils in the detail, as they say.

We’ve put together some design details you might want to think about when ordering your marble, quartz or granite worktop.

Edge Details

Did you know there are many different edge styles for worktops? They can be cut by machines, or hand finished, meaning the most adventurous designers can create their very own, bespoke edge.


Where will the joints be?

If your project requires more than one length of stone – which is highly likely in a kitchen – check where your stone mason plans on creating the joints. Maybe they planned to put them either side of your kitchen sink but you’d prefer them to be hidden around the hob where there’s less light.

Upstands and Splashbacks

A kitchen worktop is not just a design element, it’s an important practicality. With this in mind, you may want to consider whether to include upstands – strip of stone that sits on top of the worktop, along the wall. They add a little protection for your paint and can make the worktop look complete. You may also want to think about including a splashback – a piece of stone behind your cooker, again protecting the paint.


Draining Grooves

Another design detail are draining grooves. They can be recessed in to the worktop, and either one side of the sink, or both.

Coulon Stone is based in High Wycombe, Buckinghamshire, and fits kitchen worktops in the Beaconsfield, Marlow, Henley, Gerrards Cross, Oxford ,Oxfordshire and London areas.

We offer our customers a complete service including helping you pick the granite, marble or quartz for you, templating your kitchen, fabricating the stone and fitting it. We can also help you buy kitchen fittings including sinks, taps and ovens.

If you would like a FREE QUOTE, visit our showroom or email us (info@coulonstone.com) some measurements with an idea of which stones you like (check our materials page here) and we will come back to you shortly with an idea of budget.