Sharpstone is a family run business with extensive knowledge of Quartz Worktops, Granite Worktops and Marble Worktops. Sharpstone have been supplying and installing luxury worktops for many years.
We have all seen marble as the back of a fireplace or even as the hearth and often it evokes a classic look to any period home. However, marble can look thoroughly modern in the right setting too, this includes your kitchen, bathroom, toilet or utility room. Although today marble is used mainly for kitchens as more and more people discover the natural beauty of this stone product.
Marble has always had a natural beauty and has been worked into many different works of art. This favourite material for sculture can now form part of your home, making it not only look amazing, but add to the value of your property. Marble comes in many different patterns and colours and the patterns ranging from deep, distinct veins to subtle makes this natural stone the perfect selection for all times. Best of all, very little maintenance is required to keep this natural stone product looking superb.
Marble is such an elegant material that will add a touch of luxury to any home. The patterns contain veins of various colours, shapes and thicknesses, making it the perfect choice for your kitchen worktops. No two pieces of marble are ever alike and part of this makes marble so attractive, offering a truly unique kitchen worktop.
Marble comes in a number of different finishes too, so there is a wealth of choice. Polished, honed or flamed and in many colours ranging from light tones to dark.
Marble allows you to break away from the usual wooden or other composite kitchen worktops, giving you a kitchen that will really turn heads.
A little Harlow history
The earliest deposits are of a Mesolithic, from around 10,000 BC hunting camp excavated in the 1970s closely followed by the large and unexcavated deposits of Neolithic flint beside Gilden Way. These deposits are mostly known because of the large numbers of surface bound, worked flint. Substantial amounts of worked flint suggest an organised working of flint in the area. Large amounts of debitage litter the area and tools found include axeheads, hammers, blades, dowels and other boring tools and multipurpose flints such as scrapers. An organised field walk in the late 1990s indicates that most of the area, some 80 hectares, produced worked flint from the Neolithic to the Bronze Age with a smattering of Mesolithic. This indicates organised industry existed from 5000 BC to 2000 BC. The deposits are so large and dispersed that any major archaeological work in the area will have to take this into consideration before any ground work is started.
The original village of Harlow, as mentioned in the Domesday Book, developed as a typical rural community around what is now known as Old Harlow, with many of its buildings still standing. This includes for instance the Grade II listed St Marys Church in Churchgate Street. Its former Chapel is in a ruinous state in a field which was once the Harlowbury Abbey part of Old Harlow, is Grade I listed and is a scheduled ancient monument.
Edges and profiles of our luxury quartz, granite and marble worktops for the Harlow area
Half bull nose
Full bull nose
All edges and thicknesses of worktops can be combined to produce different profiles, some of which are:
Dupont over pencil
Ogee over pencil
Grooves for drainers for your Harlow kitchen
We are all familiar with the standard pattern that sink drainers have. Even something as simple as that can add to the overall aesthetic of your quartz, granite or marble worktop, thus giving you a look that will compliment any kitchen design. These patterns are crafted into the worktop itself and the patterns we offer are:
If you would like to know more or are interested in a quote we would be happy to help. Phone us on 01279 729527 or email us at [email protected]
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