Entries by keatings

What’s Trending – Kitchen Design

If you think Santa might bring you a new kitchen this year, it’s time to get thinking! The kitchen is a place for company and for love, so it’s important to get right. We’ve come up with 6 trends in kitchen designs that will help you get thinking about your special space. Ceramic slabs Ceramic slabs […]

How To Deep Clean Granite Benchtops

Granite benchtops are a no-brainer when it comes to renovating or designing a new kitchen. Granite is durable, resistant to daily life and easily cleaned – but this does not mean it doesn’t require a little bit of love. Granite needs to be thoroughly cleaned every once in a while, in order to maintain that perfect […]

We Just Love Black Granite! Here Are Our Favourites…

Black granite is the choice for the simple yet sophisticated kitchen of your dreams. Classic simplicity combined with an air of effortless cool, nothing will ever be the new black. The kitchen is the place for homemaking and showing love, whether it be uniting with your loved ones after a hard days work or hosting a lovely Sunday lunch with […]

Is Carrara Marble Infinite?

The team from GBC just got back from a trip around Italy. We spent a day driving through the vast, undulating mountains and quarries of Carrara. The Carrara region is famous for it’s most beautiful white marbles – since it’s discovery there has always been a huge demand for it around the world.  These quarries have produced marble for 2000 […]

5 Things You Need To Know About Porcelain Slabs

Porcelain slabs are revolutionising the use of stone in commercial and home design. Overcoming the traditional pain points that natural stones can encounter, porcelain slabs are carefully engineered to be characterised by practicality, adaptability and beauty. Porcelain slabs perform excellently and could even be considered superior to natural stone.  Due to a special customised set of properties, porcelain slabs are an impeccable […]

Kitchen Counters: Granite for Incredible Longevity

When it comes to benchtops you can’t beat granite for its longevity and toughness. Here’s an article we found on Houzz that explores some of the style options and benefits to consider when choosing granite as the material for your kitchen benchtop. – Granite, the same stone that portions of ancient Egyptian pyramids are composed of, is […]

Marble or Granite? A Comparison

Choosing the right stone for your project is a big deal! If you’re building or renovating your kitchen or bathroom, granite and marble are likely options you are considering. The choice can be daunting, but the good news is both types of stones boast their own qualities, and each is absolutely stunning. Granite A natural […]

5 Stunning Marble Look-Alike Stones

Marble is one of the most sought after natural stones in the world. White marbles have stood the test of time, reaching the top of design trends for domestic and commercial applications alike for decades. Due to high demand and limited availability, some marbles such as the Italian Calacatta can also get very pricey. It’s […]

Marble Quarrying in Italian Alps: Video

We found this amazing short video by Yuri Ancarani of an artistic look inside a marble quarry in the Italian Alps. To see the inner mechanics and workings of the quarry is super informative and reminds us of the sheer hard work and processes it takes to get these amazing natural stone slabs all around the world. […]

Ceramic and Granite Tiles from Cerdomus Imitates Wooden Panels!

We came across this article showcasing these stunning granite and ceramic floor tiles, which emulate wood panels. We thought it was worth sharing! These granite tiles from Italian company Cerdomus are unusual, modern and effortlessly beautiful. Although made of ceramic-granite, the tiles mimic gorgeous wood flooring. Their unique appearance brings dynamic contrasts into modern interior design, […]