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Black Granite Worktop Ideas

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This black and grey speckled nero impala granite was installed by worktopenvy.comWORKTOPENVY loves supplying black granite worktops because there are so many types and it’s so darned versatile. Black granite’s special among natural stone because it works exceptionally well both in modern and more rustic spaces. Here we see mid-grained African Nero Impala grey-and-black granite worktops elevating an oak farmhouse kitchen into a thing of beauty. Subtle pencil-rounded edge finishing mirrors the curves of the Aga range while the highly-reflective surface creates a sense of space. And best of all? This is beautifully affordable granite. Not that it’s the only option on the market. For really keen value and a superbly lustrous finish it’s difficult to look beyond Indian Black Pearl granite, which in our humble opinion is among the most underrated natural stones out there. Black Pearl has a slightly coarser grain than Nero Impala and sometimes carries hints of deep green and grey in its crystals, but enjoys overall uniformity and looks particularly nice with a recessed draining area like the one here. Then there are the lesser-known options like Blues in the Night, alias Angolan Blue, a material that’s flecked with gorgeous cichlid-blue nuggets of labradorite, a gemstone sometimes associated with the Zodiac signs of Leo, Scorpio and Sagittarius. Britain’s most popular black is probably Star Galaxy granite, which with its flecks of bronzite very much does what the name suggests; shimmers under direct light like a night sky (click here for more on using this stone in your home). Finally we have the ultimate in pure black granite Nero Assoluto, which looks stunning either polished or in a matte honed finish, which gives it a slate-like appearance. Of course if you want an engineered stone you could always check out our web-leading range of black quartz worktop materials by using the filtering functions here. Or take a scroll through our Inspiration section for more awesome kitchen ideas. Or even learn how to buy bespoke granite and quartz kitchen worktops factory-direct and check out our Indie kitchen designer column for insightful hints and tips from the professionals. To get in touch, just Request a Call Back at the top right of this page, email us a drawing at info@worktopenvy.com, or call us directly on 01824 750 647.

Silestone Chrome grey sparkly quartz

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Silestone-Chrome-grey-sparkly-quartz-worktopSILESTONE Chrome is the ultimate sparkly grey quartz worktop material – beflecked with zinc chips to add bling to your kitchen or bathroom. The Spanish market leaders use special Bacteriostatic silver technology (along with loads of lovely sparkle) to make their quartz worktops hygienic by design, inhibiting the growth of bugs and giving added peace of mind for you and your loved ones. Because this engineered stone is vibro-compressed into high density slabs it is scientifically stain-proof, guaranteeing spectacular looks and performance. Silestone Chrome quartz captures the modern kitchen industrial-chic look perfectly and, when installed by trusted Approved Fabricators like WorktopEnvy, will provide years of hassle-free use in your home. And as with all Silestone products, Chrome quartz comes with its own 10-year manufacturer’s warranty against defects in the material. Not that you’re in any way limited to one brand with our web-leading range of quartz worktop materials. We’ve built-in filtering functions to our Products pages to help you get an easy and informed view on more than 200 striking styles, types and colours – all carefully sourced across a wide range of affordability. You can also check out more pictures of Silestone Chrome here, learn how to get a factory-direct price, or scroll through our other Inspiration posts for more awesome ideas to help you achieve your dream kitchen worktop look. Or you can pick up tips from our independent interior design expert Mhairi Coyle about the hottest kitchen looks for 2013 – and learn how to add timeless elements to any kitchen scheme. The best way to get an accurate price is to email us a drawing of your kitchen plan to info@worktopenvy.com so feel free to drop us a line. Alternatively you can Request a Call Back to discuss your kitchen worktop needs with one of our experts over here >>>

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