For us to complete the exact template for your installation, you need to consider what you want in your overall plan and what details need to be incorporated.
We have provided some of our most popular designs for each application, but this is just a sample – and we will happily work with any bespoke requirements you may have.
Once you have decided on your specifications, we will create a template of the finished job, thanks to the efficiency and experience of our team.
We will advise on the best way to include joints in your worktops, ideally as few as possible in an aesthetically pleasing design. This will be discussed on template with any changes being confirmed if necessary.
Templaters can only suggest where joints may be suitable. The final decision on joint positions rests with Natural Stone Surfaces Ltd.
To ensure the perfect template it is imperative that the kitchen carcass be complete (apart from plumbing) before the template is made and all appliances should be available on site. Should the units be moved or altered in any way it is best to arrange another template as changes to the units can affect the fit of the work surfaces.
Working in stone is a skilled craft, not least in its preparation and installation. That’s why we employ our own highly trained fitters to ensure your design sees the same perfect finish as our materials.
Granite is manufactured with a range of different finishes, the most popular being polished. This is a high gloss surface where the stone has been polished to a high sheen. The extent of the sheen is dependent on the type of stone.
An increasingly popular choice is a honed finish, this is a lighter, dull polish, leaving a smooth surface without the sheen.
A leather finish gives a similar appearance to honed but gives the stone a lightly textured surface, this choice works well with a contemporary design.
Riverwash finish is also referred to in the industry as antiqued, this gives the stone a highly textured surface with a similar colour appearance to honed.
Not all stones are available with different finishes.