Samples

To view samples of any of these materials in person, please call into our Cambridge showroom.

Granite Samples

Granite is a type of igneous rock which crystallises from magma that cools slowly, deep beneath the earth's surface. It is a very hard, dense material, and therefore highly suitable for use in kitchens.

Quartz Samples

Engineered quartz is a durable alternative to granite, made using 93% natural quartz, and offering a high resistance to scratches and stains. Quartz is perfect for those looking for lighter colours for their kitchen worktops, or a guaranteed consistency of colour and pattern right across the surface.

Sintered Stone Samples

The next generation of kitchen work surface, sintered stone is also known as ultra-compact or porcelain worktops. Offering significant advantages over granite and quartz, these materials are non-porous, highly scratch resistant and come in a beautiful range of colours and finishes.

Marble Samples

A metamorphic stone formed through the crystallisation of limestone, marble is valued for its delicate mottled or veined patterns. Marble is often used for bathroom surfaces, or as decorative wall or floor tiles.

Limestone Samples

Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mostly of calcium carbonate or dolomite. Usually supplied with a honed finish, contemporary uses for limestone surfaces include bathrooms, fireplaces and floor tiles.

Travertine Samples

Travertine is best described as a form of limestone, or calcareous rock, which forms around mineral springs or caves. Natural voids in the stone are filled with a cement, then honed or polished.

Slate Samples

Slate is a metamorphic sedimentary rock which can easily be split, or cleft, into thin slabs. We stock Black Italian slate in both a honed (matt/smooth) and natural cleft (riven) finish.

Dimension Stone Samples

Dimension stone is natural stone (usually limestone) which is extracted from quarries in block format. This enables the stone to be cut to size, then carved or shaped into finished products such as fireplaces or architectural masonry.

Manufacturers

We have worked closely with Ivett & Reed for some years now and can not fault their quality and workmanship, which is of the highest standard.

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