Benchtops & Others – Benchtops and Vanitytops – Our Service

Benchtops & Others – Benchtops and Vanitytops – Our Service

Being locally owned and operated in Hastings, we provide all components of our trade on demand as we do not sub-contract out any parts of our business. This allows us to:
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• Work directly with you to create your customised benchtop
• Deliver and install work more quickly
• Offer competitive pricing – no middlemen to push up costs;
• And, most importantly, to offer the highest quality product.

Stone surfaces

Benchtop Surface Polished
Polished
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This surface is very smooth and not porous. The reflectively of polished crystals brings out the brilliant colours and grains of natural stone. The shine comes from the natural reflection of the stone’s crystals.
Benchtop Honed Surface Honed.
Provides a flat to low sheen gloss. Different levels of gloss can be selected. This surface is very smooth, but often very porous. Honed stone colors are not as vibrant as polished stone.
Benchtop Sandblasted Surface Sandblasted.
This surface is the result of a pressurised flow of sand water that provides a textured surface with a matt gloss.
Benchtop Patterned Surface Patterned.
Patterns are sandblasted and sealed with a transparent resin. The engraved parts of the patterns are usually painted or sometimes gilded with gold or silver leaves.
Benchtop Inlayed Surface Inlay.
This technique allows us to inlay paua shells and other materials into the stone sealed with the transparent resin. This complicated procedure requires extensive knowledge and machinery.

Stone edges

Choosing the shape of edges for a benchtop can change the whole look and feel of it. There are many possibilities to chose from:
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Polished
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Polished edges are very smooth and not porous. The reflectively of polished crystals brings out the brilliant colours and grains of natural stone. The shine is usually achieved with eight different polishing level pads.
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There are different shapes of edges:
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Bevelled Edge

Bevelled

Aris Edge
Pencil Round Edge

Pencil Round

Pencil Round Edge
Round Edge

Bullnose

Round Edge
Mitre Edge

Mitre

Mitre Edge
Pitched and Polished
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This old stonemasons technique, requires the classical tools to work on stone, such as chisel and hammer. It leaves the stone in its original beauty and creates edges that are beautiful to look at and to touch.
. Pitched and Polished Edge.
Pattern
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Patterns are sandblasted and sealed with a transparent resin. The engraved parts of the patterns are usually painted or sometimes gilded with gold or silver leaves. There is a vast number of patterns that can be used.
. Pattern Edge.
Inlay
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This technique allows us to inlay paua shells and other materials into the stone sealed with the transparent resin. This complicated procedure requires extensive knowledge and machinery.
. Paua Inlay Edge.

Stone reinforcement

div style=”text-align: justify;”>Reinforcement is one of our points of difference: After creating the sink or hob cutouts, we reinforce the area with fibreglass providing the necessary support and strength to the slab. Reinforcement is usually used when a piece left by the cut-out is less than 100 mm.
. Benchtop Reinforcement.

Others

On top of that we offer a large variety of other features:
. Benchtop Dishdrainer Grooves.
• Undermount and polished sink cut outs
• Splashbacks
• Inset dish drainers
• and much more…
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2011 ATOS Hawkes Bay – Hastings, Napier, Waipukurau