Cornwall LivingIssue #100

Set in stone

For an interior that promises to stand the test of time, natural stone is the perfect solution.

After the recent lockdown, when many of us had no choice but to stay at home, more than ever realised just how much their homes were in need of updating. One thing that can really bring out the best of our spaces here in Cornwall is incorporating natural stone into our interiors – reflecting the natural geology that surrounds us here in the Duchy. The marbling of stone is entrancing; there’s something quite mysterious about the natural patterns, and hours can be lost just admiring them, fathoming the process that caused them to be. 

There is one stellar Cornish business that understands this – Kernow Stone. Cornwall’s leading provider of natural stone, Kernow Stone’s parent company, Martin and Sons, was founded in 1909, and now sees the fourth and fifth generation of the Martin family working together towards the fabrication of natural stone. So how can they help you?

With more than two decades’ experience in the industry, with thousands of happy customers across the West Country, Kernow Stone can supply, manufacture and install granite and quartz worktops, as well as natural stone wall and floor tiles, house signs, slate sills and much more.

Having enjoyed great success over the past 20 years, the Martin family has been able to make significant investment in both the company workforce and machinery in recent times, allowing them to serve more clients than ever. In fact, such is their success that last year they were able to make an exciting move to a new premises on Dudnance Lane, Redruth – a new site that allows them more factory space, a bigger showroom and, crucially, a more central and prominent location, making it easier than ever for you to see exactly what they can do for you and your home.

This fantastic business has trading partners all over the world, including Brazil, India, Spain and Italy, from which it imports the most incredible natural materials. “This means that we not only offer some of the finest stone products on the market,” explains Rob Martin, “but also that we make what may once have seemed a pipedream an affordable reality for anyone embarking on a home improvement project.”

In short, if you want to ensure a look in your home that’s naturally timeless – one that’s unlikely to lose its charm in years to come – a visit to the new Kernow Stone premises in Redruth is most definitely in order!

Kernow Stone
Atlantic House, Dudnance Lane,
Redruth TR15 3QY
01209 206284