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Frequently asked questions about worktops

Granite, Marble, Quartz Composite,

Are granite worktops radioactive and a threat to health?

23 January 2017

​This article explores the impact of radiation from granite when used in the home: is it a threat to public health, are the radiation levels harmful…

Quartz Composite,

What is Quartz?

23 January 2017

The major component in sand, quartz is found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. More often colourless, oxygen and the chemical compound,…

Granite,

What is Granite?

23 January 2017

Granite is an igneous rock formed under extreme conditions brought about by a combination of intense heat and pressure in the earth's crust. Molten…

Marble,

What is Marble?

23 January 2017

Marble is created when limestone or dolomite is subjected to intense heat and pressure. A metamorphic rock, the process recrystallises the original…

Granite, Marble, Quartz Composite, Wood,

How does stone compare to wood and Corian?

14 December 2016

This article considers the unique qualities of stone, wood and Corian, and how these relate to their use for kitchen worktops.

Granite, Marble, Quartz Composite,

How does quartz compare to granite and marble?

14 December 2016

This article considers the unique qualities of marble, granite, and quartz composite, and how these relate to their use as kitchen worktops.