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.
Granite is a completely natural igneous rock that formed 750 million to 3 billion years ago after molten magma cooled in the earths crust. granite is quarried, cut to size, polished, ready to be fitted in your kitchen.
The following are some of the reasons why our customers choose granite over other work top materials. Granite is a strong, durable and a hardwearing natural material. Granite is versatile and can look amazing in more settings than just a kitchen and in ,ore applications than just a work top. Bathrooms, toilets and even floors look superb in granite.
Granite really is a beautiful stone, which comes in a host of colours. Granite compliments any kitchen, bathroom or utility room and will actually add value to your home.
You would be forgiven for thinking that granite is very expensive, in fact, granite has become more affordable recently owing to major improvements in stone technology. Granite has a quality that makes it very beautiful and allows it to stand out from other stones.
Granite work surfaces really are in high demand for kitchen, bathrooms and utility rooms because granite is so durabile. Once sealed it is also resistant to staining. A granite work top can literally transform your home, while adding value to it at the same time.
Kitchen worktops do tend to take a bit of a beating and granite is a great choice when you want beauty and durability in one stunning looking worktop. Another benefit of having a natural granite worktop is that when sealed, it will have very low porosity, meaning the build up of bacteria is avoided. Again, particularly when properly sealed, granite worktops are waterproof, stain resistant and scratch resistant, this keeps them looking great for many years to come.
A little Cheshunt history
The name Cheshunt comes from the Old English name for the area, Cestrehunt, which probably refers to a castle, erected by the Romans, the word cestre or even its modern forms, chester and caster being derived from the Latin castrum meaning fort. This is commemorated in the arms of the former Cheshunt urban district council.
Cheshunt was a settlement on Ermine Street, the main Roman road leading north from London. This origin was investigated by the television archaeology programme Time Team. Before the Norman Conquest, the manor of Cheshunt was held by Eddeva the Fair, but William I granted it to Alan of Brittany. The parish church of St Mary the Virgin was first recorded in a charter of 1146, but was entirely rebuilt between 1418 and 1448 with a three stage tower topped by an octagonal turret.
Prior to becoming the Monarch, Queen Elizabeth I lived at Cheshunt in the care of Sir Anthony Denny, after she left Queen Catherine Parrs household in 1548. Richard Cromwell, Lord Protector of the Commonwealth, died here in 1712.
Edges and profiles of our luxury quartz, granite and marble worktops for the Cheshunt 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 Cheshunt 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:
Welwyn Garden City