Stone worktop – more solutions than you think!
Granite, marble and quartz worktops have a beautiful appearance, they are easy to care for, and stone surfaces are suitable for use in modern designer kitchens as well as classical interiors. Being familiar with all of the possibilities offered by these unique materials is helpful when it comes to achieving the best result.
Granite is one of the most durable and beautiful building materials available, but sometimes the weight and price of the stone may scare off those who are interested. Will my furniture be able to withstand it? The same is often thought of marble and quartz. However, the more massive and sturdy the work surface is in the kitchen or bathroom, the more dignified it will be. There is no reason to worry – every standard furniture design allows for the use of stone, and our experts are always ready to judge the strength of structures.
One way to highlight and emphasize stone surfaces is to use a background stone, edge strip or window sills. A kitchen, bathroom or whole living space planned as a complete solution will delight the beholder for decades and certainly raise the value of the property.
State-of-the-art technology allows for the precise and high quality cutting and processing of stone. At Granitop, we use machines with a precision of 1/10 mm to cut work surfaces, which means that the joints of the stones are nearly invisible. The gluing of the front edge of the work surface using a mitre joint gives the impression of a massive block of stone, although only a thin layer of stone material is used. This is an effective solution, one that is not too heavy for your furniture or too expensive.
A simple edge lipping may create the impression of a much thicker material. When a vertical side is added to a horizontal work surface, the result is both beautiful and functional. There are a number of different ways in which to make a supporting leg – you can combine a 2 cm work surface with a 3 cm material side rectangular joint. The slab can also be cut diagonally and with the same thickness as the material, to create a transition of the pattern from the surface to the leading edge that is both smooth and fluid.
Consider the option of using a background stone when planning your kitchen corner! A painted or tiled wall is also nice, but the transitioning of the work surface to the wall may result in a unique and harmonious whole. A solution that leaves a luxurious impression, like in a true palace, and highlights stone surfaces as an interior element.
The use of a side panel, the thickness of which may range from 4 centimetres to a column that is dozens of centimetres thick and made from the same material as the worktop, is suitable for use in supporting a worktop that protrudes out from the furniture.
When renovating a home located inside a historic building, attention must be paid to the windowsills, stairs and fireplace. There are no minor details, and almost anything is possible, with the only limit being your imagination.
Ask our specialists about the best solution for your home, and you can rest assured that we will help make your dreams come true!