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How to select real granite (good quality)

Discussion in 'Tools and Materials' started by Neo Cortex, 12 Apr 2018.

  1. Neo Cortex

    Neo Cortex

    3 Feb 2018
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    Hi all,

    I have had a bit of a look around the forum thinking that this must have already been asked but I cannot find a similar post.

    I am bringing in a kitchen fitter to refit my kitchen. I would like to go for a granite worktop. I am prepared to pay a premium for this. They are quoting "Indian black granite" and I have told them I want good quality real granite but I am not getting a direct answer to that so looking to use an independent granite supplier.

    After some research on granite I am finding that most suppliers will give you mickey mouse product. I want the real deal. I suspect that the Indian black granite is faux.

    Even after looking at granite suppliers in London I see statements like "our cheap granite is very popular" but I want quality not some cheap resin with granite powder sprinkled into it.

    Any suggestions on how I can be 100% sure about what I am ordering before parting with money? Its expensive stuff and very difficult to tell the difference...

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  3. bernardgreen


    3 Nov 2006
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    United Kingdom
    I believe this company supply natural granite work surfaces. https://www.margrasil.co.uk

    You will pay a large premium for a worktop cut from a single slab of natural granite. The estimate for a natural granite worktop was ( if memory serves me right ) over £ 6,000 and that was not a large one.
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