Granite Worktop FAQ

Here we will provide answers to the most common granite worktop frequently asked questions, if you have any other kitchen worktop questions which are not answered here then please contact us

Granite Worktop Ordering Process:

  1. What needs to be in place when I order my worktops?
  2. How do I start the order process?
  3. How can I get a quote?
  4. What is templating and site surveys?
  5. How long will it take to get my granite worktops installed?
  6. Do I need to leave a deposit?
  7. Can I see samples before I order?

Granite Worktop Ordering Process: 

  1. What is the first steps to get my granite worktops installed?
  2. Does my kitchen need to be finished before you install the worktops?
  3. Do you cut the granite in your factory or on-site?
  4. Do you carry out any plumbing work?
  5. Do you undertake any carpentry work?

Granite Worktop Care: 

  1. How do I maintain my granite worktops?
  2. Do I need any special chemical cleaners?
  3. Do I need to reseal my worktops?

If you have any other questions please contact us and we will explain everything. 

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Answers

What needs to be in place when I order my worktops?
For an accurate site survey or templating to take place your base units should be installed and un-moveable. You can contact us before your units have been installed and we can arrange templating or a survey to take place the day after your units are in situ. 

How do I start the order process?

The first step should be to give us a call or email us, we can guide you through the process and explain everything in plain english. Once you have contacted us we can provide you with a quote to get the ball rolling. 

How can I get a quote?
You can get an immediate online quote which will give you an estimate of the price of your granite worktops. For a final quote you will need to provide us with a detailed kitchen plan or book a site survey. 

What is templating and site surveys?

Templating is an older method of making sure your worktops can be cut in the factory and simply fitted into place, we normally use board to lay over your base units to take the template. Site surveys are a newer method, we visit your home to take measurements of your units, we then cut most of the granite in our factory leaving some spare incase of movements in your cabinets, finally we do some final cuts of granite at your premises. Templating has its drawbacks because if there is an error in cutting, or your units move slightly the whole worktop will need to be taken back to the factory for re-cutting. Site survey and cut on site method eliminates this because the final precision cuts are made on site and can accommodate slight changes in your layout The drawback of on-site cutting is that space is needed outside your premises to cut the granite with access to power and water.

How long will it take to get my granite worktops installed?
We aim to fit clients within 5-7 Days or less of first ordering your worktops. 

Do I need to leave a deposit?
Yes, because granite is expensive and each worktop is cut bespoke we require a small deposit before manufacturing. This allows us to keep long term costs down and pass the savings onto you. Unlike some other granite worktop suppliers who use the deposit to purchase the granite we have huge stock levels to commence work immediately. 

Can I see samples before I order?

If you require any samples please contact us and let us know which colour you would like a sample of. Samples should reach you within 2 Working Days. 

What is the first step to get my granite worktops installed?

Get an online quote, send us your kitchen plan or contact us to get an idea of how much your worktops will cost. If you decide we are right for you then we will arrange to template or survey your kitchen before installing your granite. 

Does my kitchen need to be finished before you install the worktops?

Your units should be installed and fitted, worktops are usually one of the final steps in getting your new kitchen fitted. Granite worktops are usually fitted before tiles but may be installed at any stage once your kitchen units are in place. 

Do you cut the granite in your factory or on-site?

Depending on the method used (templating or site survey) we do both. This is usually determined by the type of kitchen you have installed. We can advise you which method will be best suited to your needs. 

Do you carry out any plumbing work?

Our kitchen fitters and not qualified plumbers and will not be able to undertake any plumbing work, our insurance does not cover us for this. 

Do you undertake any carpentry work?

Our kitchen fitters and not qualified carpenters and will not be able to undertake any carpentry work, our insurance does not cover us for this. 

How do I maintain my granite worktops?

Maintenance of your new granite worktops should be quite easy, and cleaning with soap and water will be sufficient. 

Do I need any special chemical cleaners?

No! We would not advise the use of any special chemicals or bleaches on your granite. A soap and water solution will be sufficient to clean your worktops. 

Do I need to reseal my worktops?
No!

Did you know?

Our Kitchen Fitters 
Professional, Skilled and experiencedour granite worktop fitters combine over 500 years kitchen installation experience.

 

Cooking on Granite 
Because of its natural strength and durability granite makes an ideal material for kitchen worktops able to withstand the heat of a pan straight from the hob and because of its cool nature rolling the perfect pastry on granite is a breeze. 

 

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We not only supply the finest grade granite available but we also install it with the greatest skill and care, priding ourselves on the highest level of skill and craftsmanship of our fitters. More…

 

Granite Worktop Care

Solid, durable and hard-wearing your granite worktops will look immaculate for years with very little care and attention. More…

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Facsimile: 0161 480 7042
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Email: info@universalgranite.co.uk



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