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It’s natural that you might have a range of questions on worktops – our experienced team has the expertise and knowledge to help you out with almost any query regarding your new worktops. Here are some of our most frequently asked questions but if you can’t find the answers you are looking for, please don’t hesitate to contact us for more information.

What’s the difference between Granite & Quartz?

Granite is a natural, hard wearing material formed from molten lava over billions of years and mined from the ground. It’s ideal for kitchen worktops. Quartz is a man-made stone which is made from ground-up quartz and mixed with resins. The resulting combination makes Quartz an extremely hard-wearing material which is resilient to most staining.

How long does the process take?

What is a template?

A template is an exact replica of the required worktops. Taking all accurate measurements of the kitchen units and cut outs for hobs, sinks and taps etc. Along with the shaping and overhang required. This is then used to manufacture the worktops, ensuring a precise and accurate cutting of the granite for a perfect work surface installation.

How do you template my worktop?

For the best quality and service, all our luxury worktops require an initial template that takes place once the cabinet units are in situ.

Do you offer a template and fitting service?

A full template & install will be included in your quote and to get a true template we do advise existing worktops are removed. We do not need any sinks to be in place although any appliances, sinks & taps should be on site for template. We advise that you do not change the design of your kitchen or any cut-outs after the point of template. If you do this will result in a re-template which will be chargeable.

Is my worktop hygienic?

Our worktops have a smooth, non-porous finish which means water, bacteria and mould cannot penetrate the surface. The seamless finish of the worktops means they will look brand new in years to come with no issues such as grouting.

Can you see the joints?

Where 2 solid stone worktops meet a visible join must be formed, however these are treated so that they do not detract from the overall beauty of the worktops.

Can I put hot pans directly onto my worktop?

Although Marble, Granite and Quartz are very resistant to high temperatures avoid placing anything hot directly onto the worktops as this will slowly damage the material. Always use pan bars or trivets to protect your worktop.

Is my worktop covered by a warranty?

We offer at least a 10-year manufacturer’s warranty on all our worktops and a 12-month installation warranty.

How do I clean my worktop?

Regularly clean your surfaces with a damp cloth. Dry-off worktops to avoid dull patches appearing where hard water and soap residues may have been left behind during daily use. A light neutral (PH7) detergent may be safely added. Avoid the use of abrasive cleaners or scour pads. A spray cleaner, which can be applied to surfaces to clean and maintain the surface shine. For Specific cleaning and care tips of your work top please get in touch and we will provide manufacturers guidance

What can harm my worktop?

Worktops should not be brought into contact with strong acids or chemicals including paint stripper, brush cleaner, oven cleaner, nail varnish remover, degreasant or similar products. Along with Abrasive materials and Hot items.

What is the turnaround time from template to installation?

We offer a 7 day turn around on worktops, which is typically quicker than most other suppliers. There are a few conditions to enable us to achieve this, but nothing too onerous.

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Find out how much a bespoke marble, granite or quartz worktop will cost in your home. With every worktop created for your home, no two worktops are the same.


Granite has endless variations, versatility and is renowned for its toughness and durability. At Henley Granite & Marble we work with you to create a granite worktop that’s perfect for your home.


As every Marble worktop is created specifically for you and your home, we take time to understand your requirements and those personal touches that make all the difference.


Add a luxurious finish to your kitchen with a stunning Quartz worktop. Quartz combines the natural beauty of stone with all of the benefits of technology.

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