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Granite in stock
Natural granite slabs are all unique. The world’s granite deposits were formed thousands of years ago through exposure to extreme heat and immense pressure. As a result, each slab of granite has distinctive veins and swirls. No two slabs are the same, so each kitchen with a granite worktop is one of a kind. The same is true of quartzite which, like granite, is quarried and cut from naturally formed stone.
However, when you order a granite or quartzite worktop which you have not seen, it could arrive with markings which are too pronounced or too subtle for your tastes. You will still have a gorgeous, natural worktop, but it might not be exactly what you were expecting.
How can you choose exactly the granite worktop you want?
As granite specialists, we believe that the best way to choose a granite worktop is to see the actual stone before you buy. Photographs and online images can give you an idea of the stone you’re getting, but there is no substitute for coming face-to-face with the real thing. Unlike the vast majority of kitchen companies in Sussex and neighbouring counties, we keep a stock of granite slabs which customers can inspect and select.
When you visit us, you can see, touch and feel the granite and quartzite slabs we have in stock. If there is one you like, you can put your name on it, and our team will visit your kitchen to create an accurate template, which our workshop team will use to tailor-make your worktop.
Granite cut to size
With your granite cut to size, we will finish the stone, ready for our expert team to fit perfectly in your home. We pride ourselves on the accuracy of the templating, cutting and fitting carried out by our highly skilled teams. With over 20 years of experience, you can rely on the quality of our work.
As a result of personally selecting the stone for your worktop, you will know exactly what you are getting, and your kitchen will look exactly as you planned.
What stones are in stock at County Stone?
We keep a stock of granite and quartzite slabs and we are adding to our selection all the time. We have a selection of greys, blacks and lighter colours with a range of patterns. You can feel the different textures too, from the smooth, polished feel of glossy Double Black to the leathered finish of Negresco.
We make it our business to keep on top of trends in kitchen design, and our stocks reflect ‘what’s hot’. For example, our black slabs are very much worth seeing for anyone contemplating an on-trend black-on-black or monochrome look for their kitchen. We work very closely with our key granite supplier who is based in Verona in northern Italy. We have worked with them for many years, they know the quality we expect and they share their insights on contemporary trends.
Is quartz the same as quartzite?
Granite and quartzite are quarried as naturally formed stones, unlike quartz which is an engineered compound of stone particles, pigments and resin. Quartz is made in a consistent pattern which is repeated for multiple slabs.
Quartzite has a gorgeous, natural depth of colour, and comes with marble-like swirls. Like granite it is extremely hard-wearing, and it is currently a popular choice for homeowners who want a natural look at the heart of their kitchen.
Quartz has many virtues, but it doesn’t have as natural a look as granite and quartzite. With quartz you know what you’re getting from the samples you can see at our showroom, so we do not keep quartz stones in stock.
Why use County Stone for granite worktops?
Being able to see granite slabs before you buy is one of the unique services we provide for our customers. Add the excellent quality of our worktops, over 20 years of experience and our focus on customer service, you can rest assured that you will have a kitchen to enjoy for many years to come.
See more on granite worktops from County Stone, including:
- choice of granite worktops available
- how to look after granite worktops
- granite worktop FAQs
You can also see what our customers think of us in the many independent 5-star reviews they have posted.
Where can you see our stock of granite stones?
You are welcome to make an appointment online or by calling 01243 544770 to visit our showroom and see our stock of granite and quartzite. Our showroom is near historic Arundel, only seven miles from Chichester, 12 miles from Worthing, 22 miles from Portsmouth, and 24 miles from Brighton by road. We are also easily accessible by bus and train.