Master of Granite and Marble fabricate kitchen worktops and products from natural and engineered stone materials
Our showroom and manufacturing facility is Located off Elizabeth Way (A414) in Harlow. Currently showcasing 10 worktop, wall and floor finishes including Quartz, Dekton and Natural marble, our Harlow showroom provides good examples of kitchen worktop surfaces and what can be achieved by our expert stonemason hands and CNC machinery. Open from 9am until 5pm Weekdays and 10am until 4pm on Saturdays, you are welcome to visit our showroom to discuss your project needs leading to a no obligation quotation. Our knowledge on engineered and natural stone materials is extensive - just like our sample range! More about Mgm & Rocks Ltd
Our service to you begins with first contact because customer service does still exist and as we do not use subcontractors you can be assured that the service we provide is purely Mgm & rocks Ltd. With a comprehensive kitchen worktop service starting with free advice and guidance through to templating / measuring, after approximately within 7-10 days of bespoke fabrication, our installation team will be ready to install your kitchen worktops to an agreed and suitable date. Our services extend from Harlow, Essex to Hertfordshire, Cambridgshire, London and surrounding areas.
The material range is extensive, if you do not see your preffered worktop surface here let us know - contact us. We are happy to discuss your requirements and provide advice on the material most suitable for your use and budget.
With a large variety of available surfaces, suppliers and distributers in the stone surface industry, costs can vary substantially. Essentially, worktop surfaces separate into either Natural stone or Engineered surfaces. Natural stone (granite, quartzite, marble and slate) has its benefits especially heat resistance compared to the engineered materials (quartz, dekton, lapitec and corian) which are designed for all round resistances expected from kitchen worktop use. As fabricators of natural stone we overstand the misconcieved notion that they are higher in cost, however, this is not always the case and depends wholly on the material chosen. Before writing off natural stone, several factors should be considered such as overall amount of worktop length required, type of natural stone, thickness and additional supports.
Granite and Quartzite slab sizes average 3 metres x 1.9 metres, therefore, up to 3 lengths of worktops can be attained from each slab. Even the largest engineered surface material will provide only 2 lengths with a standard slab size of 1.4 metres x 3 metres for engineered quartz.
Consider ends of a scale to determine value of either natural or engineered surfaces. High end: marbling and veins are sharper, more distinct and proportional. Lower end: the surfaces are plain with patterns/colours distributed throughout the slab. Each surface type has cutting challenges and resistances suitable for different purposes.
Standard thickness of materials are 20mm and 30mm are common for both natural and engineered kitchen worktop surfaces, in most cases 20mm thickness is adequate. 30mm thickness materials will incur additional costs for the material and the additional labour requirements.
Despite the hardness of natural materials, advise for additional supports is given where sink and hob cuts out have been made which can add to the cost. This especially affects marble and quartzite materials. Enginnered surfaces are less likely to require additional support.
All suppliers of engineered and natural materials have price groups for their surfaces and cost variation is determined by appearances and purity. Engineered surfaces are separated into pricing groups and the range of colours available are similar from supplier to supplier, so it is advised to request an alternative quote.
Design aspects could have an effect to the overall cost of your kitchen worktops. Generally, additional cutting work including radius corners, cut outs for additional sinks, extractors, flush fitted hobs, holes for pop up sockets, full splashbacks and windowsills are just a few examples
Granite is an intrusive igneous rock formed from magma that goes through one or more metamorphic processes where crystallization produces the granite we see today. Processing of granite, granite use in history and modern machinery are also mentioned.
Quartz Geology Overview of fractionation, crystallization to how the crystal structure is divided into crystal families and sub-divided further into many quartz crystal types and gemstones. Piezoelectric properties and its use an a engineered stone.
Marble is a metamorphic rock formed from sedimentary rock limestone. Calcite carbonate from marine organism remains that undergoes a process of lithificathon and diagenesis before a process of metamorphism.
Quartzite Geology of quartz rich sandstone and its build up through biogenic sedimentary layers or through diagenesis. How recrystallation of quartz due to metamorphism changes quartzites appearance. Also, some location in the uk with quartzite outcrops.
"Loved the work Mgm & rocks done at my place. A friend recommended Eddie and the team after they were happy with their worktop. They walked me through the different options of quartz worktops.."
"The whole experience was extremely professional, Eddie and his team are very knowledgeable and often go above and beyond to ensure customer satisfaction. I have been recommending them since we got the kitchen done.."
Millie Rose Bee
"The team at Mgm & Rocks were absolutely fantastic from start to finish - Daniel was very efficient in getting the samples and quotations to us and once we had decided which worktops to go for, it was all systems go! The fitting team were excellent..."
"Absolutely over the moon with our new worktops. The whole process, from choosing the stone, getting a quote, temp laying and then fitting was quick, easy and stress free. Prices were very reasonable and I’ll definitely be using again!..."
"Fantastic experience from start to finish- the design team were great at listening to our needs before making suggestions to help improve our kitchen design. The installation team were great and gave us regular updates on the progress of the kitchen throughout installation..."
"From start to finish Daniel and his team were extremely helpful. The worktops look absolutely amazing and were professionally installed. I would highly recommend the services of Mgm & Rocks and to anyone having new Worktops..."