Frequently asked questions about worktops

Granite, Quartz Composite, Marble

Are granite worktops radioactive and a threat to health?

Jan 23, 2017, 5:50 PM

‚ÄčThis article explores the impact of radiation from granite when used in the home: is it a threat to public health, are the radiation levels harmful…

Quartz Composite

What is Quartz?

Jan 23, 2017, 4:55 PM

The major component in sand, quartz is found in igneous, metamorphic and sedimentary rocks. More often colourless, oxygen and the chemical compound,…


What is Granite?

Jan 23, 2017, 4:32 PM

Granite is an igneous rock formed under extreme conditions brought about by a combination of intense heat and pressure in the earth's crust. Molten…


What is Marble?

Jan 23, 2017, 4:08 PM

Marble is created when limestone or dolomite is subjected to intense heat and pressure. A metamorphic rock, the process recrystallises the original…

Granite, Quartz Composite, Marble, Wood

How does stone compare to wood and Corian?

Dec 14, 2016, 5:14 PM

This article considers the unique qualities of stone, wood and Corian, and how these relate to their use for kitchen worktops.

Granite, Quartz Composite, Marble

How does quartz compare to granite and marble?

Dec 14, 2016, 2:29 PM

This article considers the unique qualities of marble, granite, and quartz composite, and how these relate to their use as kitchen worktops.