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Acqua Marina – 19211
Andromeda White – 565
Angola Black – 39172
Arabescato Cervaiole – 78
Arabescato Corchia – 16707
Arabescato Orobico – 4753
Arabescato Orobico – 3893
Arabescato Vagli – 16399
Thunder White – 1162
Arabescato Vagli – 14660
Arabescato Vagli – 8967
Arabescato Vagli – 14606
Aran White – 23671
Astoria – 182
Avalanche – 6311
Azul Louro – 5203
Azul Imperial – 385
Azul Platino – 39119
Baltic Brown – 38447
Belgian Black – 1446
Belgian Fossil – 11896
Belize -14370
Belvedere – 4071
Belvedere – 39661
Bianco Macaubas – A616
Bianco Macaubas – 24398
Bianco Macaubas – 14339
Bianco Macaubus – 14036
Blackwood – 142
Blue De Savoie – 1193
Botticino Fiorito – 9383
Botticino Fiorito – 103
Breccia Supreme – 556
Breccia Vagli – 1223
Calacatta Michaelangelo – 11225
Calacatta Michaelangelo – 8289
Calacatta Oro – 10607
Calacatta Oro – 353
Calacatta Oro – 10754
Calacatta Oro – 9324
Calacatta Oro – 295
Calacatta Oro – 5221
Calacatta Portugal – A75
Calacatta Vagli – 5253
Calacatta Vagli – 795
Calacatta Verde – 5202
Carrara – 15361
Carrara – 15361
Carrara – 20467
Carrara – 19743
Carrara – 1134
Carrara – 757
Carrara – 19718
Carrara – 15663
Carrara – 23757
Carrara – 20435
Carrara – 16016
Carrara – 168543
Colonial Gold – 2783
Colonial Gold – 1965
Colonial White – 170
Colonial White – 528
Confusion – 300
Confusion – 97
Copenhagen – 38175
Cosmic Black – 39566
Crema Evora – 5204
Crema Evora – 5204
Crema Marfil – 770
Cristallo – 8885
Dakota Mahogany – 37601
Diamond Fall – 388
Elegante Grey – 398
Elegante Grey – 746
Emperador – 532
Emperador – 531
Eramosa Crosscut – 11952
Fior Di Bosco – 50139
Fusion Blue – 322
Fusion Wow Light – 578
Galaxy – 6523
Galaxy – 1282
Ghibli – 98
Grey Marquina – 1129
Grey Marquina – B132
Grigio Billiemi – 101
Grigio Carnico – 6457
Gris Pulpis – 5219
Gris Versilia – 3627
Himalayan White – 191
Jade – 207
Juparana Rio – 3759
Jura Blue Grey – 263
Labradorite Bianca – 40719
Luana Multicolour – 1188
Luna Pearl – 39878
LUNDHS Royal – 1891
Magma Gold – 47703
Majestic Brown – 8857
Marinace Aquarius – 3104
Marinace Aquarius – 3104
Marinace Black and Gold – 31143
Marinace Rosso – 19417
Marinace Verde – 38743
Marron Imperial – 488
Marron Imperial – 842
Marron Imperial – 484
Meteorus – 382
Moleanos Fine Grain – 530
Mosaikus – 14700
Nero Portoro – 1246
Nero Portoro – 365
Noir St. Laurent – 5305
Nuvola – 1408
Olive Green – 39110
Onyx Cappucino – 501
Onyx Silver – 403
Onyx Smeraldo – 6247
Opera DArte – 10401
Pakistan Black and Gold – 13583
Palissandro Classico – 1105
Panda White – 4292
Pietra Del Cardosa – 2285
Pietra Del Cardosa – 48427
Pietra Piasentina – 1066
Piracema – 25057
Piracema – 3921
Rainforest Green – 3129
Rosso Bilbao – B153/13
Rosso Levanto – 977
Rosso Luana – 1477
Royal Blue – 40
Shiwakashi – 521
Silver Wave – 4052
St. Hubert – 943
Statuary – 9127
Statuary – 846
Statuary – 52416
Statuary – 13339
Statuary – 4395
Statuary – 15500
Statuary – 9127
Statuary – 22596
Statuary – 8416
Statuary – 52412
Statuary – 9569
Steel Grey – 945
Stonethica – Pietra Cardoso – 5210
Stonethica – Carrara Mix – 5200
Striato Olympo – 388
Super White – 15043
Super White – 10961
Taj Mahal – 39086
Terra Bianca – 3225
Tropical Black – 13912
Typhoon Green – 24112
Valley White – B131
Valley White – 23732
Verde Cristina – 692
Verde Fantastico – 120
Verde Lapponia – 42133
Verde Luana – 694
Verde Marina – 933
Verde Savannah – 39001
Verde St. Denis – 4948
Placeholder Verde Tinos – 3166
Verde Tinos – 3518
Visag Blue – 1346
Volakas – 5374
Volga Blue – 39619
White Beauty – 229
White Ice – 14578
Whitewood – 644
Wild West – 27209
Alma Grey – 40039
Atlantic Stone – 42499
Atlantic Stone – 2026
Azul Macaubas – 32035
Fusion Fire – 14798
Crystal Blue – 5201
Radianz Quartz – Acacia – AC711
Radianz Quartz – Adirondak Birch – AB144
Radianz Quartz – Aleutian White – AW130
Radianz Quartz – Antigua Beach – AN230
Radianz Quartz – Aster – AS955
Radianz Quartz – Bristol Beige – BB227
Radianz Quartz – Columbia Grey – CG910
Radianz Quartz – Denali Cloud – DC155
Radianz Quartz – Diamond White – DW105
Radianz Quartz – Eiger Slope – ES355
Radianz Quartz – Elbrus Boulder – EB866
Radianz Quartz – Everest White – EW120
Radianz Quartz – Gentle Grey – GC900
Radianz Quartz – Gold Canyon Grey – GC950
Radianz Quartz – Imperial Grey – IG910
Radianz Quartz – Juniper – JU155
Radianz Quartz – Kauai Cream – KC213
Radianz Quartz – Kunlun Ink – KI992
Radianz Quartz – Lucern Lake – LL195
Radianz Quartz – Makalu Silver – MS720
Radianz Quartz – Mauna Loa Black – MB990
Radianz Quartz – Milan Macchiato – MM357
Radianz Quartz – Mirama Bronze – MI780
Radianz Quartz – Mont Blanc Snow – MS141
Radianz Quartz – Napoli Beige – NB278
Radianz Quartz – Olympus Peak – OP733
Radianz Quartz – Orion – OR722
Radianz Quartz – Rio – RI177
Radianz Quartz – Saltoro Cliff – SC235
Radianz Quartz – Sierra Bedrock – SB744
Radianz Quartz – St. Helens White – SH145
Radianz Quartz – Toluca Sand – TS495
Radianz Quartz – Ural Grey – UG950
Radianz Quartz – Verona Verde – VV254
Sapien Stone – Arabescato
Sapien Stone – Basalt Black
Sapien Stone – Basalt Cream
Sapien Stone – Bianco Lasa
Sapien Stone – Bright Onyx
Sapien Stone – Brown Earth
Sapien Stone – Calacatta
Sapien Stone – Calacatta Statuario
Sapien Stone – Grey Earth
Sapien Stone – Light Earth
Sapien Stone – Malm Black
Sapien Stone – Malm Grey
Sapien Stone – Pietra Grey
Sapien Stone – Premium White
Sapien Stone – Sand Earth
Sapien Stone – Uni Ice
Sapien Stone – Urban Antracite
Sapien Stone – Urban Argento
Teton Beige – TE215
Azul Bahia – 112
Black Forest – 3103
Brown Silk – 14220
Calacatta Viola – 5219
Calacatta Viola – 17271
Dove Nuvolato – 15600
Duke White – 40193
Lilac – 953
Marinace Black and White – 24958
Volga Blue – 39619
Onyx Pink – 790
Panna Fragola – 1400
Pentelicon – 170
Ubatuba – 40006
Elegant Grey – 428
Duke White – 40339
Bianco V – 29777
Carrara – 458
Carrara – 341
Carrara – 459
Carrara – 1520
Carrara – 5363
Carrara – 16441
Carrara – 20434
Carrara – 48781
Palissandro Nuvolato – 5135
Piracema – A219
Moleanos – 1290
Terra Bianca – 185
Andromeda White – 567

A Guide to Kitchen Surfaces

Here at Cullifords, our stone yard is filled with a huge array of slabs that are used for kitchen surfaces. From eye-catching marbles to exotic quartzites and ever-popular granites, our team of experts are able to guide you through the very best choice for your kitchen project. With such an array of factors to consider, we’ve spoken to our Director Oliver Webb to discuss the pros and cons and everything in between when it comes to choosing the ideal kitchen surface.

Granite Worktops

A fantastic material for kitchens and arguably one of the most popular choices for worktops, a granite surface is both durable and functional. Granite covers everything from the hardest materials such as Lundhs Real Stone, to softer materials such as Cosmic Black and Matrix, which are schists. The beauty of granites as a natural stone is the colours and variance you get from them and the real natural feeling you get from their touch. Each block will bring a hint of individuality and unique style to a kitchen.

Lundhs Blue

Offering a huge variety of shades and patterns, harder granites such as black granite and Lundhs’ Larvikites or Anorthosites will not need sealing but in all other cases it is sensible to do so, although not always entirely necessary. Softer granite will perform well as a kitchen worktop if it is well sealed and we have rarely, if ever, experienced problems with staining on these stones that could not be removed by a poultice. Good sealant will stop the ingress of water, oils and other liquids on all natural stone and day-to-day cleaning can be done with a light soapy solution. There are also specific granite cleaners on the market you can use should you wish to spend a little extra on the care of the worktop. Every so often, a deep clean with something like Litofin Wexa will help to remove any residues that have built up on the surface of the granite worktop – Fairy liquid for example is very oily, so will overtime create a film on any surface. Granite worktops will very rarely scratch with normal daily use, but the schists and softer granites may show some markings with a knife if you really try. Although the majority of granites should be able to withstand hot things being placed on the surface, there is always a slight chance of thermal shock, so it is best to use a trivet or chopping board. There are however harder materials such as the Lundhs Real Stone that are strong enough to withstand the heat of hot pans – these surfaces are after all from igneous rock deep down in the earth’s centre!

Quartzite Kitchen Surfaces

Fusion Wow Light

As the trend for more marble-effect worktop surfaces has developed, quartzite materials have been quarried more and more. Whilst all types of quartzite make for a hardwearing and sound worktop choice, similar to granite, the harder quartzites will be more resistant to scratches and other daily wear and tear than the softer ones. A softer quartzite worktop will need to be treated with a little more care than a harder quartzite but are still a good choice for worktop surfaces. Commonly harder than a marble and often wonderfully wavy, a quartzite is the perfect choice for those looking to make a statement either on walls, central islands or kitchen worktops.

Marble Kitchen Worktops

Marble can add a true elegance to a kitchen and as with other natural stones, a marble surface will give you a real sense of naturalness. Due to current trends, it is mainly the Carrara marbles such as Statuary, Calacatta, Arabescato and Carrara itself being used for work surfaces but this doesn’t mean that there aren’t other good marbles out there that can be used. Marble comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns. There are beautiful hard green European marbles as well as stunning Indian and Portuguese stones that are used frequently on the Iberian Peninsula, that perform similarly to the Carrara marbles. As with all the work surface material groups, there are some harder types and some softer ones. When it comes to durability, marbles in general will over time develop a patina from small scratches and possible staining if the sealant does not work well. The benefit of having a marble work surface is that any stains that do appear can be removed with a poultice and it can be re-polished in situ if needed.

Engineered Quartz Worktops

Radianz Lucern Lake

Engineered quartz worktops perform really well as kitchen work surfaces, and this is indeed their main application. Thanks to their ability to create and change with the current trends, the colours are constantly evolving and being quartz, the surfaces are extremely hard. Here at Cullifords, we’re proud to be the exclusive UK supplier of Radianz premium engineered quartz surfaces. Made in Korea and China with exacting Korean attention to detail in quality and design, the premium quartz surfaces offer the most natural looking marble-effect products on the market.

A high-density, non-porous composite surface, the Radianz materials are suitable for a number of applications. Delivering the sophisticated feel of natural stone, the premium quartz also boasts scratch and heat resistant qualities. Available as a large slab of 320 x 160cm with a thickness of 2 & 3 cm, Radianz promises more flexibility for installation and a stunning continuation of delicate detailing. For a Tuscan Carrara marble feel, Radianz’s Lucern Lake is the perfect choice whilst the Denali Cloud offers stunning brown veining similar to other Calacatta marbles from Italy. Both extremely popular choices, it is due to the success of these colourways that the marble effect ranges have been recently introduced as a new collection.

Overall, engineered quartz worktops are stain resistant and the surface is very resistant to cutting on and although they are not impervious to UV, so over the years will fade a little and lose their lustre, they are a fantastic option for the kitchen worktop. 

Ceramic Worktops

SapienStone Grey Earth

Designed specifically for use in the kitchen and bathroom, SapienStone is a full-bodied porcelain imbued with veining that gives its surface an unmatched and more realistic look. As exclusive distributors of SapienStone in the UK, we have started to notice the gradual increase in popularity of ceramic worktops. Extremely durable to heat and staining, SapienStone worktops are crafted from ceramic clays and mineral colourings and are available in a range of colours and finishes catering to a variety of tastes from the ultra-contemporary to a more traditional style. The material is UV resistant and can therefore be used outside, one of its key unique selling points. The pattern is made from a photograph meaning that the colours can vary with market demand easily, making it a versatile choice for the kitchen worktop. At just 12mm, ceramic is ideal for creating a very sleek-looking finish to a kitchen worktop.

A leading stone supplier and wholesaler with access to many of the world’s finest surfaces, we pride ourselves on our unrivalled expertise and vast product range.  Explore our current stock on our website or get in touch to arrange a visit to our Kingston-upon-Thames yard.