Adds a touch of distinction
Quality stone surfaces supplier and installer that will add a touch of class to your home or business property
An expert stone surfaces supplier and installer can transform your house into the home of your dreams. Nothing compares to the grandeur of stone countertops in making a bold design statement.
Work surfaces such as granite or marble bring the outdoors into the interior environment and add an unparalleled touch of class to any home or office, while being extremely durable and functional.
Quality-finished stone worktops send out a signal of permanence and splendour that no other building material can match. The look and feel of stone surfaces, even when used on a small scale, can create an ambience in your home that will be the envy of your neighbours.
Stone kitchen and bathroom countertops were once the preserve of the wealthy. However, stone tops like granite, for example, have become much more affordable over the years, thanks to leaps and strides in stone technology that have made them a realistic alternative to man-made products.
If you’re looking for more colour consistency in your stone worktop, engineered stone may be the way to go, although it lacks the variation and character of natural stone countertops, slabs and tiles. Practically indistinguishable from 100% natural stone, synthetic stone countertops, vanity tops and worktops can be tinted with a wide variety of colours.
Comprising roughly 95% natural stone (typically quartz or marble), plus synthetic resins, engineered stone surfaces are non-porous and resistant to scratches and stains. Like natural stone, they’re extremely durable – but can feel cold to the touch.
Making the most of a gift from nature
When you install natural stone countertops in your house or business premises, you’re using a product that began its life hundreds of millions of years ago in a world very different from the one we know today. Talk about retro!
Stone such as marble, granite, slate, and limestone may be up to 500 million years old, forged by volcanic eruptions and constantly-shifting oceans and continents. Some stone even contains fossilised animals, plants, fish and shells.
Sedimentary, igneous, and metamorphic rock has evolved into innumerable combinations and characteristics. It’s this sheer variation and splendour that makes this stone the ultimate naturally-recycled material.
Sedimentary rock, like limestone, forms when materials are blown or washed around and then settle under pressure over time. Sedimentary stone sourced from sea and river beds can be polished into beautiful slabs demonstrating the special characteristics of their origins.
Igneous rock, such as granite, develops when magma – the molten rock beneath the Earth’s surface – cools and solidifies, typically trapping precious minerals within its structure. These crystals produce flowing strata that look magnificent when cut and polished.
Metamorphic rock, including marble, is formed when sedimentary and igneous rock comes under intense pressure and heat below the planet’s crust, and can result in stone with stunning colour combinations.
The minerals in stones have their origins in the same liquids and gases that formed the Earth, and thousands of types of stone have been quarried worldwide for centuries.
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How to choose a stone surface that’s right for you
Because a stone work surface, with proper care, is likely to outlast your house or office, it pays to take time and care in choosing your supplier and installer. It’s also important to get professional advice on which type of stone will work best in your environment, and what level of aftercare will be required.
Here are 3 tips on choosing the stone countertop that’s best for your needs:
- Consult a specialist. Your first consideration will be how a stone surface looks. However, although stone is durable and can cope with a variety of uses, each type has different qualities. Ask an expert if a stone worktop you’re drawn to will match the way you want to use it, or see our [guide to stone surfaces [LINK].
- Select the right finish. A stone surface’s finish is as important as its other properties. Choose a finish for your stone that suits how you intend to use it. A highly-polished finish, for instance, is perfect for a kitchen or bathroom countertop.
- Consider expense alongside longevity. A stone surface will last a lifetime and is likely to add value to your home so it represents a solid investment.
Stone surfaces in interior design
The aesthetic charm of stone work spaces has made them a popular choice among interior designers, architects and renovation contractors in Singapore. Stone provides a versatility and dynamism that can complement both traditional and contemporary residential and business properties, and there’s an extensive range to choose from.
Stone tops in a kitchen or bathroom can be shown off to dramatic effect by precise use of lighting to accentuate their natural beauty and textural nuances. When thinking about spotlights, uplights and downlights, ask your stone surfaces supplier and installer about how light interacts with the properties of the type of stone you want in your room.
What to look for in a stone surfaces supplier and installer
Choosing a reliable stone supplier and installer to bring the natural world into your home or business premises in the form of the grandeur of stone worktops is a big step that deserves careful thought. Your stone surface is a virtually everlasting product that will be a major feature in your property.
- Before beginning to draw up a short-list of stone countertop companies, consider whether family or friends have had similar projects carried out, and how satisfied they were with their supplier and installer.
- Look for a stone surfaces firm with a proven track record.
- Ask for a breakdown of the costs of labour and materials. Bear in mind that you get what you pay for, don’t be guided solely on price; quality of workmanship and materials should be your priority.
Why you can rely on Singapore Stone Industry
Singapore Stone Industry makes and installs top-quality, affordable, and extremely long-lasting stone surfaces that will complement any home or corporate and commercial properties. Our eco-friendly natural and engineered stone worktops are guaranteed for up to 10 years, depending on the type of surface.
As part of our total commitment to give our customers an excellent experience, we’re constantly looking to improve our services even further. Our technicians keep up to speed with the latest developments in stone surface technology and with advances in stone fabrication, treatment and maintenance. And we select only quality materials and directly import our semi-finished stone products.
What Singapore Stone Industry can do for you
With a combined experience of more than half a century, the Singapore Stone Industry team provides a comprehensive stone surfaces service:
You can choose from a wide range of natural and engineered stones, including granite, marble, onyx, travertine, and quartz with a huge selection of colours.
Our installers are highly skilled and pride themselves on their excellent standard of workmanship.
Are your existing countertops beginning to look tired? We can replace them with quality stone surfaces that will give your kitchen or bathroom a new lease of life.
If your stone worktop lends itself to a high-gloss finish, our craftsmen can bring out the best in it by using specialist polishing techniques.
Our technicians are always up to date with the most advanced stone treatment and maintenance processes to keep your countertops looking fresh.
Repair & restoration
Our stone work surfaces are extremely resilient – but accidents do happen! Our repair and restoration service is second to none.
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