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Marble and Granite Worktops Herefordshire
Welcome to Marble & Granite Designs Ltd, your premier fabricator & fitter of natural stone, quartz, porcelain and Dekton worktops, based in Herefordshire. We are Cosentino Elite fabricators.
We are a leading kitchen worktops fabricator, renowned for our precision manufacturing, excellent finishing and accurate fitting of marble worktops, granite worktops, quartz worktops and porcelain countertops throughout Herefordshire, Worcestershire, Gloucestershire and beyond.
Whether you’re a home owner, house builder, shop-fitter or hospitality chain, our competitively priced, high quality marble and granite worktops, Silestone quartz worktops, Dekton sintered stone and porcelain countertops offer beautiful and practical solutions at competitive prices.
As well as our marble and granite worktops, we supply the leading quartz brands and fit Nationwide, using time-honoured techniques to deliver your dream look with a standard of finish that will make you proud.
We’re committed to delivering the highest level of customer service and no job is too small, so if you’re looking for Dekton countertops, Silestone quartz, porcelain surfaces or natural stone worktops, please contact us for a tailored, competitive quote today:About us Explore Our Materials Get in touch
What Our Customers Say
Fantastic company, great products, excellent customer service, highly recommended! Thanks so much for our lovely kitchen i truly loved it!
MGD always give 100% service. They are very competitive on price and are able to source pretty much any stone you can name. My granite/stone supplier of choice.
What a great, professional company. Very helpful when visiting their showroom with my customer and made so much effort to give them what they wanted.
What materials do we use?
The signature veining of marble surfaces has made them a firm favourite in both interior design and exterior decor for centuries. Whilst there are newer, more sustainable materials that are harder-wearing on the market these days (read on for those), nothing has ever really come close to beating the beauty and glamour of natural marble surfaces when used in kitchens, bathrooms, flooring projects, wall tiles and exterior cladding.
The limitless appeal of marble has kept it at the forefront of the construction world throughout the ages and despite its relative scarcity, it remains one of the materials of choice for bathroom countertops and kitchen worktops today.
We stock and source a wide range of marble slabs and our team of professional fabricators are experts at creating a beautiful finish and perfect fit when supplying and installing new marble worktops into kitchens and bathrooms.
Granite is the natural stone surface of choice for the kitchen worktops industry thanks to its aesthetic appeal (it’s gorgeous), varied patterns (lots of different colours) and practical durability (it’s really tough).
Advice, Quote, Template, Fabricate and Fit – We do it all!
We offer the complete granite kitchen worktops service from advice on which colours, finishes and design features will best work in your project, through to templating for exact measurements, precision fabricating in our Herefordshire factory to produce made to measure countertops and fitting them professionally, leaving you with tight-fitting, great looking, beautiful new granite worktops to enjoy for many years.
Silestone Quartz Worktops
Silestone quartz is the leading quartz worktops surface in the stone industry, thanks to generous investment by their parent company, Cosentino into developing the most beautiful, durable surfaces with the finest patterns that delight their customers. Partnering with fabricators since they developed Silestone quartz over a decade ago, we’ve been a leading fabricator of Silestone since its introduction.
We are Cosentino Elite Fabricators
We offer the complete Silestone quartz service from advice on which colours, finishes and design features will best work in your project, through to templating for exact measurements, precision fabricating in our Herefordshire factory to produce made to measure countertops and fitting them professionally, leaving you with tight-fitting, great looking, beautiful new Silestone countertops to enjoy for many years.
Dekton Sintered Stone
Dekton is a sintered stone surface (man-made stone) that is one of the toughest, most durable products on the market for customers looking for stone countertops, wall cladding and outdoor surfaces.
We’re Dekton Pioneers and Leading UK Fabricators!
MGD were one of the first fabricators to commit to using Dekton for our kitchen worktops and cladding projects, as we saw the immediate benefits of this fantastic material outweighed the initial difficulty in fabricating. Over a number of years we have helped to develop tried and tested methods to cut, fabricate and fit Dekton surfaces that have become the industry standard and we continue to believe that Dekton is one of the finest surfaces available, kind to the environment and durable in the home.
Porcelain countertops are a relatively new development in the kitchen worktops industry, but they represent the future of sustainable, eco-friendly production much like their sintered stone counterparts do.
We’re all a lot more environmentally aware these days and since a lot of traditional materials are finite in our lifetimes, given they take thousands of years to develop (natural stone), it’s important that we try to find alternatives.
We’re Leading Porcelain Fabricators
We believe that porcelain represents the best of all solutions. It’s sustainable, hard-wearing, durable and beautiful, but beyond that it is also UV and thermal shock resistant, making it ideal for use in kitchens, on floors, walls and even outdoors.
We’ve invested significantly in developing the tools and methods to fabricate porcelain countertops and have a wealth of experience in delivering cutting edge designs that utilise this fantastic material.
Something for everyone with MGD
Our broad range of materials goes further to bring you more great quartz, natural stone and sintered stone brands. Our commitment to quality ensures we only stock materials from companies who put quality above all else, ensuring you get the best choice from the broadest possible selection of colours, thicknesses and prices for your unique project.
Supply, Template, Fabricate and Fit.
We take care of every step of your project from initial advice on materials, colours, thicknesses and budget, through to precision templating for accurate measurements, custom fabrication including cutting your materials to size, shape and adding any features such as tap holes, sink cutouts, LED light channeling and pop-up sockets.
Once we’ve created your finished products from the templates we’ve taken, we’ll install your new surfaces and provide expert tips on cleaning, maintenance and of course, stay on-hand through the years to provide advice, tips and any assistance you need as you enjoy your purchase.
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View more great materials and build your quote using our online store today. We’ve put together a system for you to upload any drawings and add notes to your quote so that when we receive it, we’ve got plenty of info to get going.
All you need to do is sit back, relax and wait for our team of friendly, professional estimators to drop you a line with your tailored pricing and we’ll move forward together from there:
Why choose Marble & Granite Designs Ltd?
Supplying, fabricating and fitting stone worktops since 2011 for kitchens and bathrooms in domestic and commercial projects, we have a wealth of experience in delivering custom-made projects for our customers that are bespoke and tailored exactly to their unique requirements. All our work is guaranteed and all our materials come with manufacturer warranty, to ensure absolute piece of mind.
Commercial and Domestic Worktops Suppliers, Fabricators & Fitters
We work with some of the world’s largest hotels and provide large-scale commercial stone surface fabrication for some of the UK’s finest destinations with a dedicated commercial stone surfaces website you can visit to see the kind of work we’re capable of:View commercial work
Frequently asked questions
Marble is similar to granite in that both are natural stone products, formed over thousands of years by different natural processes to create the beautiful stone surfaces you see in such things as high end granite kitchen worktops, marble tiles, marble flooring and marble fireplaces.
The main differences between the two are the appearance and that marble is a much softer material than granite.
Granite has a much more granular appearance than marble, although both can contain veins.
The veining in marble is considered a much more significant feature due to the overall neutrality of the marble background, so stones such as carrara marble, black marble, white marble, blue marble and pink marble are synonymous with solid background colours and more pronounced veining. Each type producing desirable patterns that buyers crave for both their beauty and their scarcity.
Since both granite and marble are natural products, they have become harder to find over the years and many of the surfaces you see today in the classic marble and granite style are produced using man-made materials such as quartz, porcelain and Dekton.
Marble and granite kitchen worktops
Both marble worktops and granite kitchen worktops are very popular products, thanks to their durability and beauty.
The key difference between a marble kitchen worktop and one made from granite is that marble worktops are more porous than granite ones, so are slightly more susceptible to staining and generally require a little more maintenance to keep them in perfect condition.
Granite kitchen worktops tend to be fairly low maintenance by comparison, requiring sealing only once per year and provided spills are dealt with quickly, don’t tend to stain.
Quartz worktops are actually man-made surfaces produced using a mix of resin and natural quartz minerals.
The quartz content varies but in Silestone quartz for example, the mineral content is 90%+, resulting in a very strong, hard-wearing surface that you could refer to as engineered stone, rather than natural stone, such as granite worktops and marble worktops.
Quartz worktops are produced by lots of different manufacturers, each with their own unique blend of materials and way of doing things.
Diresco quartz is notable for its UV protection, Unistone quartz is noteworthy for its Breton technology: the original quartz manufacturing process for producing large-format engineered stone slabs for use as quartz kitchen worktops.
Other manufacturers such as Caesarstone produce unique patterns and colours that are very popular with quartz worktops buyers and others including Technistone, BQS, Radianz, Cimstone and Silkstone quartz produce their own variations on the above themes to create beautiful and unique quartz countertops at different thicknesses and price points, to ensure that there’s something for everyone in the world of quartz worktops.
What is quartz?
Quartz itself isn’t a stone as such but instead is a mineral compound that occurs in lots of different types of rock found throughout the world, including igneous rock, metamorphic rock and sedimentary rock. The compound is known as silicon dioxide or silica/ SiO 2. It is noted for its hexagonally crystalline form.
There are many different varieties of quartz and they are different colours and shapes, depending on the way they were formed. The most famous is probably Amethyst – a purple/violet gemstone quartz. Others include citrine, rock crystal and herkimer diamond. You can read more about the different types of quartz in this article.
Your choice of surface for your kitchen worktop really depends on how you want it to look and perhaps more importantly what type of use it is going to get…
If your home is a busy one and cooking is at the heart of what you do, the answer will probably be different than if you have a quieter home where cooking occurs more occasionally, or like to keep things neat, clean and well looked after.
All our materials are up to the task but they will excel in different areas.
Marble worktops are considered the highest status and most aesthetically desirable. In part this is because of their undeniably beautiful appearance but also because of the scarcity of the material, making it more expensive than other options in some cases.
Beyond that, marble is a softer, less heat and stain resistant material than some others, so if it’s for the centre of a busy family home it might make less sense from a maintenance standpoint than other materials.
If you aren’t worried about those things, then marble worktops are for you. There is no denying that they make a real statement and if looked after provide beauty for a lifetime.
Granite worktops are both practical and prestigious. They look fantastic and are more durable than marble worktops, so for a busy home where maintenance is less desirable beyond cleaning up spills and cooking leftovers, granite wears the crown for lovers of authentic natural stone, with all its beauty and undeniably natural feel.
Quartz worktops came along a lot more recently than their natural stone counterparts and over the past decade demand has grown and grown to meet and eventually exceed the demand from buyers over marble and granite. The main reason for this is practicality.
Since we’re all a lot busier than ever before, people are tending to opt for materials that look amazing but aren’t going to give them any nasty surprises.
Quartz worktops offer a beauty that’s oh-so-close to natural stone worktops but they also give you much better resistance to stains because they are non-porous surfaces.
In the past, the porosity of natural stone has resulted in some people becoming disillusioned with the maintenance aspect of keeping stone looking great. The benefit quartz gives is a comparable beauty and an enhanced durability.
Dekton and porcelain worktops offer a new dimension when it comes to thinking about purchasing stone kitchen worktops.
Both of these materials are very similar in their make-up, although their manufacturing processes differ. They share a couple of key advantages for kitchen worktops and other uses over rival materials, though: Heat, Frost and UV Resistance.
Both porcelain and Dekton worktops are manufactured without the use of resins, which means they can closely mirror the strength and durability of quartz, granite and marble worktops but they offer increased resistance to heat and UV light, making them more attractive to homeowners who want a surface that does it all: Looks great, requires zero maintenance to stay looking great and won’t get ruined if they come into contact with heat or staining liquids.
The added benefit of using Dekton or porcelain worktops is they are not susceptible to frost or UV damage, so they can also be used in outdoor surfaces and even flooring. Since many new homes are being designed with the idea of bringing the outside in and combining outdoor and indoor spaces with a seamless look, both Dekton and porcelain have really taken off as materials of preference because they offer a one-stop solution, no matter where the material is to be placed.
Additionally, both Dekton and porcelain have more uniformity in their colours, since they are printed rather than formed, so if you’re looking for a bookmatched (pattern that mirrors in the middle) or pattern that follows lines across a wide area, they are very adaptable to covering larger areas using multiple slabs, without much degradation in the overall finish.
Dekton and porcelain price/popularity
Price-wise, there’s really not much difference between these or any other materials, aside from specific budget quartz worktops, so the choice between Dekton, porcelain, natural stone or quartz is one of personal preference nowadays.
Neither Dekton or porcelain has outpaced quartz for use in homes as yet but that’s more to do with the fact that they are newer and less well known. Given their benefits over and above other kitchen worktop materials extends beyond purely price or purely aesthetic, it’s highly likely that as people start to learn more about the added benefits of choosing Dekton or porcelain worktops, they will become more and more common as time goes on.
If you’re a home-owner you are more than welcome to contact us with your enquiries and we will happily look after you for your project, offering the same high level of care and attention as we would to anyone else.
If you’re looking for kitchen worktops and want to get a price for supplying, templating and fitting your materials, send us drawings and measurements and/or get answers to specific questions, please do, we’re happy to help.
Getting prices and info for residential customers
To get a quote, simply locate your favourite material(s) in our online store and add to quote where you will have the ability to send us drawings, add notes to the order and save your details for later.
Alternatively, please visit our contact page where you can find an online form and our phone number to get in touch with any project enquiries you may have.
Yes. If you’re not set on the exact materials yet but you want an idea of price, we’re happy to help.
To get an estimate for your project, please tap the button below to visit our Project Estimator page, where you can submit drawings and details directly to our project estimators who will get back to you promptly with a reply and some suggestions on what might be the ideal material(s) to use.
If you are in the trade, are a kitchen or bathroom retailer or want to use us for residential projects you are developing with your company, opening a trade account is your best option.
To open a trade account with us, please tap the button below and fill out the very quick form so we know where to send everything to get you going and who to contact to set you up as a customer:
We offer a range of services to give you the best value from your investment in a practical and prestigious solid surface:
Advice and supply
We can provide sound, impartial advice on what materials will be best suited to your project based on a number of criteria including design, budget and use.
We’re authorised stockists of many of the world’s leading brands of natural and engineered stone, so we’re well placed to find the perfect product for your requirements at competitive prices.
Every project receives precision templating to ensure your surfaces are cut correctly and fit perfectly.
Our in-house fabrication services provide you with the perfect finish to your materials and all our work is done by experienced stonemasons who are some of the best in the field.
Our fitting service is carried out by our in-house teams to ensure that your new surfaces are installed with th e tightest fit and cleanest joins possible, to give you maximum enjoyment and years of trouble-free use.
Yes. Many of our product pages give you the facility to order samples directly by giving us just a few quick details.
If you know what you’re looking for, simply do a search our site or visit one of the categories above to see which products are available and when you’ve found the one you want, simply tap the ‘Request a sample’ button to request a sample and we’ll get it sent out to you at the nearest possible opportunity.