Case Study: Tunbridge Wells Kitchen Refurb

Admin | July 30, 2020

One of our regular suppliers is Gerald Culliford in Kingston Upon Thames. We were really honoured when one of the owners referred us to his brother, Rob Semmens, to create new worktops for his kitchen refurb.

The client selected his preferred material at Cullifords, opting for a beautiful piece of Piracema granite originally from Brazil.

Using an image of the stone, he was able to indicate which part of the slab he wanted us to use for the kitchen island, and we were able to accommodate this. We templated the room, and cut and fit the stone to his requirements.

The granite has a satinato finish, giving it a slight leathery texture. As you can see from the image here we created the worktop with a cut-out for the sink, as well as a splashback behind the Aga.

We also created a worksurface for the kitchen island, which catches the natural light from the large patio door windows perfectly.

Using the same Piracema granite for this shelf adds to the overall feel of the kitchen.

A satinato finish is achieved by using diamond brushes instead of polishing using traditional abrasive pads. This process strips away slightly more of the weaker material from the granite than usual, resulting in a surface that retains the pattern of a polished slab. This finish often emphasises the pattern of the granite in relief – a more textured finish than normal polished granite.

We never get bored of seeing comments like this on sign-off sheets at the end of a job!