STONE CHOICES

There is a bewildering choice of stone, colours, edges. The best thing you can do is come and talk to us! Come and see the stone itself, get a sample and discuss your requirements so we can help you make the best selection.

Due to the variations in the stone markings and colours of granite and marble we will work closely with you to achieve the best possible fitting layout where colour matching is important.

Igneous rock of volcanic origin made up of the minerals Feldspar, Quartz & Mica. Strong and durable – perfect for kitchen worktops. Stone markings vary from slab to slab. Wide colour range including black, brown, green, pink, blue, red and cream.

tanbrown

Ambrosia White

angolanblack

Angolan Black

bethnal white

Bethnal White

emeraldblack

Emerald Black

iconbrown

Icon Brown

baltic green

Kerala Green

majuragold

Madura Gold

steelgrey

Steel Grey (Skintouch)

sapphirebrown

Sapphire Brown

topazio

Topazio

atique brown

Antique Brown

topazio

Avoria White

balmoralred

Balmoral Red

bluepearl

Blue Pearl

cosmosblack

 Nero Cosmos

emeraldpearl

Emerald Pearl

ivorybrown

Ivory Brown

neroassoluto

Nero Assoluto (Polished)

sardogrey

Sardo Grey

angolanblue

Angolan Blue

neroassoluto

Azul Platino

baltic brown

 Baltic Brown

dakotamahogany

Dakota Mahogany

fountaingreen

Fountain Green

newveneiangold

New Venetian Gold

neroassoluto

Nero Assoluto (Honed)

stargalaxy

 Star Galaxy

ubatuba

Ubatuba

angolanblue

Angolan Silver

baltic green

 Baltic Green

darkimpala

Impala/Bon Accord

gialliornimentale

Giallo Ornimentale

kashmirwhite

Kashmir White

rosabeta

Rosa Beta

steelgrey

Steel Grey

venetiangold

Venetian Gold

tanbrown

Tan Brown

Metamorphic rock consisting of re-crystallized calcite. More porous than granite so ideal for bathrooms.

Marble colours are primarily white, grey, cream and pale brown. Some marble has veins in darker grey and pink, even red, blue and green.

arabascato

Arabascato

cremavalenzia

Crystal White

neromarquia

Beltrami Marble – CJ to advise which ones

calacatta

Calacatta

Marron

Marron

carrara

Carrara

neromarquia

Nero Marquia

cremamafril

Crema Marfil

Rosso-Alicante

Ruivina

Sedimentary rock consisting chiefly of the mineral calcite. Often contains fossils or shell formations. Can be used for floor or wall tiles – usually available in light creamy colours.

bateigebeige

Bateige Beige

Jurabeige

Jura Beige

travertino-classico

Travertino Classico

Juragrey

New Cream

Juragrey

 Jura Grey

travertinonoce

Travertio Noce

Cross cuttravertine

Cross Cut Travertine

rivenslate

Riven Slate

rivenslate

Shelly Moleanos

italian smooth slate

Italian Smooth Slate

Rossal

Rosal

Rossal

Verde Ardesia

Semi natural / man made product – comprising of quartz, mixed with polymer resin. Versatile and hard wearing with consistent colouring – can be used throughout the home. Brands of quartz regularly used by Oxford Stone and Marble include BQS (Beltrami Quartz Surfaces), Caesarstone, CRL, Kalinga Stone and Silestone.

CARE & MAINTENANCE

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All our natural stone surfaces are sealed with stain inhibitors in the factory to provide a protective coating, which reduces the porosity of the natural surface. We recommend that you re-seal your granite and marble surfaces six months after installation, or as required, ideally using Lithofin Stain Stop.

  • Marble and granite is not difficult to clean – mild soap and water is all that is generally required. Work surfaces can also be cleaned using a neutral detergent rinsed with clean water and buffed using a soft clean cloth or using a cleaner specifically recommended for stone surfaces.
  • Never use abrasive cleaning products such as metal pads, scouring pads and scouring detergents on granite or marble as these can affect the finish over time. Also avoid alkaline and chlorine based cleaners, do not use bleach and never use glass cleaner. Granite and Marble is easily maintained without the need for such abrasive cleaners.
  • Drainage flutes can be cleaned using fine wire wool (0000 grade) with mild soap and water.
  • Please be aware that any acidic products i.e. citrus liquids, fruit juice, fizzy drinks, wine, vinegars etc will leave marks on the surfaces so must be wiped away immediately. Nail varnish and any other solvent or oil based products will stain if not wiped up immediately.
  • Strongly coloured foods, i.e. curry, saffron, beetroot, red wine, blackcurrant etc can cause staining so should be cleaned up immediately.
  • Never allow the following to come in contact with your granite: Formic acid, Hydrofluoric acid, Nitric acid, Sulphuric acid, Phosphoric acid or Hydrochloric acid.
  • Extreme heat will damage the surface, do not expose marble or granite to excessive heat/ sudden temperature changes. It is best to have a trivet or similar to place your pans on when taken directly from the hob or oven. Where granite is used for hearths the temperature change is gradual and space is allowed for expansion when fitting, therefore heat should not be a problem.
  • As with any high quality worktops, care should be taken against possible scoring with knives or other cutting tools and chopping boards should always be used, care should be taken not to drag items over the surface; lift and place.
  • Do not drop heavy items on the stone worktops.
  • Do not sit or stand on stone countertops! (was missed out on current website version)