Cornwall LivingIssue #83
The fabric of Cornwall
Incorporate stone into your Cornish home for a beautiful, natural look that will stand the test of time.
One thing many of us look for in a home, especially here in Cornwall, is how it reflects, complements, even blends in with its natural surroundings. More and more, those embarking on home improvement projects are looking to natural materials, particularly stone, to give their home a look that not only suits its location, but that is robust enough to last for generations. And there’s something quite beautiful about the natural marbling of stone, particularly granite and quartz, when incorporated into our kitchens, living spaces and bathrooms.
“The diversity of colours of granite now available is surprising, and it’s now more affordable than ever…” – Tom
There is one fantastic Cornish business that understands all of 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 the most beautiful and robust natural stone. So what can they do for you?
With more than 20 years of experience in the industry and thousands of happy customers across Devon, Cornwall and Somerset, Kernow Stone supply, manufacture and install granite and quartz worktops, as well as natural stone wall and floor tiles, house signs, slate sills and much more.
We catch up with Tom Martin who tells us: “We now have trading partners all over the world, including in Brazil, India, Spain and Italy, from whom we import natural stone. This means that we not only offer some of the finest stone products on the market, but we make what may once have seemed a pipedream an affordable reality for anyone embarking on a home improvement project.”
Recent investment in both the company workforce and machinery means that Kernow Stone is now able to serve more clients than ever before. Not only this, Tom continues: “The diversity of colours of granite now available is surprising, and it’s now more affordable than ever due to opening markets all around the world!”
Kernow Stone works with an extensive list of Cornish builders, architects, kitchen companies, designers and joiners, making the dreams of homeowners across Cornwall a reality. To add a touch of nature to your home, whether it’s with new worktops, tiles or a stunning, natural stone floor, be sure to pop into the Kernow Stone showroom and see what the friendly team of experts can do for you!
"The diversity of colours of granite now available is surprising, and it’s now more affordable than ever…" - Tom