Stone slabs are readily available in 20mm and 30mm thickness (1 inch – 25.4mm). It is possible to get granite and composite stone tiles as thin as 10mm, though the bigger the tile, the thicker it needs to be due to brittleness in the stone.
The most common size of granite worktop is 30mm. This is also the most common size for composite stone worktops, though the trend is definitely towards thinner slabs (20mm or 12mm) which are often manufactured to make them look like a... more
Stone Masters has significant experience in working with both natural and composite quartz surfaces. It is essential to combine manufacturers recommendations with this solid experience to know which stone needs what kind of treatment.
Note, if it was up to the quartz stone manufacturers or the chemical companies, every stone apart from their own should require chemical sealing due to inferiority of product! This is obviously not true – a view driven by vested interests.... more
There are a fair number of standard stones in the granites, marbles and quartz ranges. However, for those professionals after a less well known or more unique stone, certain skill is required on the part of the masonry company to source the stone.
Sourcing matters to get the right quality, consistency and delivery of the stone. Architects specifying a particular stone for a project should consider all of these aspects before finalising on their choice. It is no good... more
Featured Case Study - Summer 2010
“I was very impressed with the final result given that we changed our minds between granite and quartz worktops a thousand times...”
Mr & Mrs Kojima came to Stone Masters looking for an impossibly high priced quartz stone, but they had a strict budget...
One of our experienced templaters will come to your home and use our laser templating equipment to take an electronic template of your granite worktops or quartz worktops. We use these electronic templates to make accurate drawings of your worktops which we send you for approval before cutting them.
Following the electronic template of your kitchen, Stone Masters will send you detailed drawings of your granite worktops or quartz worktops so that you see exactly what you are getting. We don't expect you to double check the measurements (that's our job), but it's a great opportunity to make changes before we cut the stone (e.g. drainer grooves on other side of sink, change overhangs, etc...). Our 3D drawings allow you to fully visualise your stone worktops.
Take advantage of our vein matching software if you have a heavily-veined granite worktop such as Juperana Colombo. We can change the layout to how you want it.
What's the point of laser templating and detailed CAD drawings if you then cut the granite worktops manually? Not at Stone Masters. We have a fully automatic saw that cuts the drawings you've approved followed by Robotic and CNC machinery for any cut-outs and shapes. Our edge polisher is top of the range and can produce many shapes. Finally we have experienced masons for the finishing touches. We have invested heavily to make sure your granite worktops or quartz worktops are the best they can be.
We have country-wide fitting teams who have the experience and work ethic to do a fine job fitting your granite worktops or quartz worktops. Many of our teams have experience from our commercial arm in high profile projects such as flagship buildings for Berkeley Homes where quality is paramount.