Getting ready for Christmas starts with your kitchen surfaces
It’s amazing to think that in less than two months, we will once again be welcoming Christmas into our homes. For many of us, this will be the first year we have been able to spend with loved ones since 2019. For this reason, many of us are preparing to go all out for the festive season, which means bigger banquets, more to drink and longer parties! If you are hosting Christmas this year, is your kitchen ready to support you, or could you do with upgrading your work surfaces to solid stone to make the most of the festive period? At Coulon Stone we can template, fabricate and fit your kitchen workitop in two weeks, so there’s still time to get yours.
If solid stone worktops are on your Christmas list this year, do you know what type of stone you are going to choose? With a wide variety of choices, it can be difficult to know where to begin. That’s why Coulon Stone is here to help their customers with advice and guidance from the very beginning, to aftercare support. Let’s take a look at some of the most popular solid stone choices for your kitchen:
Granite – a great choice for your kitchen worktops, granite, a natural stone is incredibly hardwearing, supportive of hot pans and food preparation and can be easily cleaned.
Marble – a beautiful and classic stone, often used in kitchens for its luxury feel. Marble is not as hard-wearing as granite, and any food preparation should be done on a chopping board to prevent staining and scratching.
Quartzite – this is a beautiful stone and is often chosen for its depth in colour and design. A strong stone that will work well as a kitchen surface.
Composite Quartz – this man-made stone is great for its uniformity and durability. Incredibly strong and hardwearing, designed specifically to be used in busy kitchens. Each brand’s durability is slightly different so check with your stone mason.
Slate – a traditional solid stone worktop choice, slate is a great choice. It’s surface can remain rustic for a more farmhouse or industrial look, or it can be smoothed for a sleek, modern look. Slate must be sealed regularly to remain watertight and to avoid marks.
Limestone – if treated with care, limestone is a great worktop choice. It’s a fascinating stone which often reveals fossils and unique markings.
Replacing your current surfaces with solid stone worktops
Worktops are not just a place where you can prepare meals, laundry and cleaning. They have an important role in creating the overall style of your kitchen, and they can be what people first see when they walk into the room, persuading them to stay in your kitchen and socialise. Solid stone worktops in your kitchen are the ideal material to achieve the best results. They are beautiful, stylish and hard-wearing, providing excellent value for money as well as a durable surface for your cooker and all your other kitchen appliances.
It may be more straightforward than you think to replace your current worktops with solid stone versions before the Christmas period starts. As you are not replacing your entire kitchen, saving you time and money. It is amazing how an upgrade of your kitchen work surfaces can also completely change the look and feel of your space. If you are struggling with your current space, if it’s looking a little tired or worn out, instead of replacing the entire kitchen, just swap to solid stone worktops with the help of Coulon Stone.
The benefits of solid stone worktops for your kitchen
Solid stone worktops are a simple way to add an element of luxury to any kitchen design,and they can be completely customised to any design.
Solid surface worktops are one of the most popular choices for kitchens thanks to their durability, ease of maintenance and resistance to bacteria. They provide a long-lasting finish that is hard-wearing, stain and water-repellant. They come in a variety of materials, including granite, marble, slate, quartzite and composite-quartz.
A solid surface worktop provides a natural look and feel that complements almost any style of home décor. Their antibacterial properties mean they are ideal for use in food preparation areas near fridges, ovens and microwaves. They are also very versatile in terms of installation, as they can be installed directly onto existing cupboards, this saves money and time and reduces disruption to daily life.
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Contact Coulon Stone to upgrade your kitchen before Christmas
If solid stone worktops have just reached the top of your list, now could be a great time to get in touch with Coulon Stone to discuss your worktop upgrades before the Christmas period. For over 30 years, we have been supporting domestic and commercial customers across the Home Counties, London and beyond with their stone masonry requirements.
For more information about our services and how we can help you or discuss a particular stone material, you are looking for, get in touch today. We look forward to working with you soon.