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Granite and quartz worktops – Bringing you worktops material from all over the world

It is a common misconception that granite distributed across the UK is derived from Europe alone. But in actual fact, granite is a natural rock quarried across the entire globe, and most granite types can be found in Africa, India or Brazil.

Granite worktops: Add a little exoticness to your kitchen!

In York, people are very much aware of granite and it’s worldly origin. Polish Granite has visited vast customers in this historic city over the years, and most specifically requested granite worktops materials from outside Europe. We quote here: “To add a little ‘exoticness’ or ‘oriental vibe’ to kitchens”. There’s something fundamental in this statement. After all, when you gaze into an intense, deep-coloured patterns that run across granite worktops, you cannot help but deem granite as extraordinary, remote, beautiful alien creation wrought by volcanoes from afar. A material somewhat unfamiliar to Europe, or the unvaried quotidian landscape that surrounds us.

York granite and quartz worktops – A traditional city with strong desire for traditional material. But Why?

Interestingly, the archeologically derived artefacts from York signify that many Jorvik dwellers (Anglo-Saxons & Vikings) back in early medieval times loved exotic goods:

  • marble statues, black granite & quartz gems, brown stone figurines etc.

As trade bloomed, stone was imported into Britain via York in copious abundance – Byzantine, Rome, Greece, Africa, India etc. It certainly was not utilised in same ways (i.e. in form of quartz or granite worktops), but people still shared a great affection/admiration for the multicoloured ‘exotic’ granite stones. There’s no doubt, that this drive and fondness towards exotic granite stone goods has prevailed over the last millenium, now manifesting itself within the people abiding this eccentric city, purchasing granite & quartz worktops.

“Do Quartz worktops offer this unique exotic effect?”
Of course! Quartz worktops are a man-made material, but many contemporary worktops designs are purposely made to imitate natural granite or marble. In fact, it is currently a very fashionable trend to own quartz worktops in marble or granite lookalike format. Therefore vast quartz manufacturers try to create rich, veiny, grained granite – like materials. The rustic, organic-looking quartz materials are rising high in popularity, with almost every major quartz company:

  • Fugen quartz, Compac quartz, Silestone quartz, Caesarstone quartz, Cimstone quartz, Unistone quartz, B-Stone quartz or Technistone quartz

Creating stunning marble & granite looking quartz worktops materials each year. Therefore, if you are from York, and you always fancied peculiar, natural distinctiveness of granite or marble, but you appreciate the special kitchen worktop friendly qualities of quartz, then these quartz imitations will be an ideal choice!

Do you want your quartz or granite Worktops delivered to York ASAP? Contact Us!

If you live in York and you’d love to request some granite, quartz or marble worktops to embellish your kitchen with alluring top quality materials, feel free to get in touch with our customer service team! We’ll be there to help you, and assist you with all your worktops related needs!

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