Cornwall LivingIssue #86
Whether you’re simply updating or completely refurbishing, there are some areas of the home that demand a higher level of quality.
There’s a certain satisfaction about achieving that dream room, be it your kitchen, bathroom or your garden. However, it can be hard to know where to start, particularly when it comes to sourcing and installing materials of the highest quality. This is where Duke Stone comes in.
“We are fortunate to hold the largest stock in the south west of granite, quartz and ceramics…”
Duke Stone specialise in the shaping and fitting of the finest natural materials, providing a top-class service with attention to detail and excellent customer care. We ask them whether certain materials tend to fall in and out of vogue as the world of interior design inexorably evolves, and, to that end, which materials are proving popular at the moment. The team tells us: “We cater for everyone’s needs, whatever the trend. We are fortunate to hold the largest stock in the south west of granite, quartz and ceramics, to ensure that all our customers’ choices are met. Quartz and ceramics are becoming increasingly popular however, we are still selling a high percentage of granite. Noticeably lighter granites are more popular at present, but the infamous Indian Black Pearl, Absolute Black and Steel Grey are still in vogue.”
When it comes to kitchens, Duke Stone explain their customers are drawn towards the ceramics for their heat resistant qualities. “The worktops do come at a higher price, but customers purchase for the sleek, modern look and choice of thickness, which can be taken down to 12mm – making this a real winner for them.”
If it’s your garden that you’re keen to make improvements on this spring and summer, Duke Stone recommend paying a visit to their workshops on the Lizard, where you’ll find a vast range of local Cornish granite, serpentine, quoins, lintels, tiles and paving to peruse.
Okay, so, you’ve decided to update your home and you think Duke Stone could be the company to help you do it. What next? To get the ball rolling, Duke Stone are more than happy to carry out site visits to help you measure your prospective worktops and give any advice you may require. “Most customers visit our workshop, where they’re able to personally view full-size slabs of granite or quartz and ceramic slabs – a real must for making that final decision. Once you’ve approved our estimate, templating and fitting dates can be confirmed. After templating your worktop, we aim to return within five working days to complete the job.” It couldn’t be any simpler!
Check out this impressive review, from a recent and very happy Duke Stone client: “Well what a wonderful experience from start to finish! We love our kitchen surfaces – the quality is stunning and the price was amazing. Don’t hesitate to let these guys bring your dream to fruition.”
Duke Stone of Cornwall
"We are fortunate to hold the largest stock in the south west of granite, quartz and ceramics..."