We are a family run business formed in 2007, based in Hastings, East Sussex, covering all the surrounding areas of Bexhill, Rye, Battle, Eastbourne and all of East Sussex. Of course we will happily travel further to ensure you get the best available, just contact us and we will make arrangements with you.
We are able to offer our customers a far ranging choice of different types of stone including Marble, Granite, Limestone, Travertine, Slate, Yorkstone, Portland sandstone, Silestone, Carenstone, and Quartz.
Our highly skilled team of stonemasons are here to offer you a very high standard of service, workmanship and after service care.
Pride of Work
We pride ourselves on being the very best at what we do, so whether you require kitchen worktop, bathroom vanity, shower trays, shower panels, tiles, a new fireplace in various stones, coping stones, new stone walls or even a head stone for a lost loved one, we are here to help in all aspects.
At Granite Worktops Sussex we offer the full service for all your stone needs. All of our staff are able to carry out any task from estimating, templating, fabrication of material fitting and hand letter cutting. We also offer a sand blasting service for memorials.
All About Granite & Marble
Marble and Granite are both natural stones that are commonly used in construction and decorative applications. They are both highly durable and have unique visual characteristics, but there are some key differences between the two.
Marble is a type of metamorphic rock that is formed when limestone is subjected to high levels of heat and pressure. This process causes the calcite in the limestone to recrystallize, resulting in a stone that is typically white or light-colored, with a smooth, polished surface. Marble is highly resistant to scratching and staining, but it is relatively soft and porous, so it requires regular maintenance to prevent damage.
Granite, on the other hand, is an igneous rock that is formed when molten rock (magma) cools and solidifies. It is typically made up of a mixture of quartz, feldspar, and other minerals, which give it its distinctive color and pattern. Granite is harder and more durable than marble, and it is less susceptible to damage from scratching and staining. However, it is not as smooth and polished as marble, and it may have a rougher or more textured surface.
Overall, the main differences between marble and granite are their composition, appearance, and durability. Marble is a softer, more porous stone that is known for its smooth, polished finish, while granite is a harder, more durable stone with a rougher, more textured surface. Both have their own unique characteristics and can be used in a variety of applications, depending on the specific needs and preferences of the project.
Both marble and granite can be used in a kitchen, and each has its own unique characteristics and benefits. Marble is a popular choice for kitchen countertops because of its elegant, timeless appearance and its smooth, polished finish. It is also relatively easy to clean and maintain, and it can provide a sense of luxury and sophistication to any kitchen. However, marble is a softer, more porous stone than granite, so it is more susceptible to damage from spills, stains, and scratching. It also requires regular maintenance, including sealing and polishing, to prevent etching and staining.
Granite, however, is a harder, more durable stone that is well-suited to kitchen environments. It is less susceptible to damage from spills, stains, and scratching, and it requires less maintenance than marble. It also comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns, so you can choose a design that complements the overall aesthetic of your kitchen.
In terms of which is best for a kitchen, it ultimately depends on your personal preferences and the specific needs of your kitchen. If you want a polished, elegant look, marble may be the better option. However, if you need a durable, low-maintenance countertop that can withstand the demands of a busy kitchen, granite may be the better choice. It’s important to carefully consider the pros and cons of each type of stone before making a decision.
We are here to help you make the right decision and are more than happy to discuss your needs.
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