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Honed granite vanity benchtop in Sorrento

Craig Metcalf - Friday, June 23, 2017
Honed granite vanity benchtop in Sorrento

Here's another look at the new construction we're working on in Sorrento. This project involved the manufacture and installation of Zimbabwe black honed granite for a vanity benchtop, as shown above. This granite was also installed in the kitchen bench tops and splash backs and used on the fireplace hearth.

So what is honed granite? We manufacture granite in a range of finishes to suit your individual project and the look and feel you're going for in the room. Honed finishes are very popular at the moment as they give a softer, more natural look to the stone. The surface achieved can vary from low sheen, through to a completely dull, matt finish, and the texture can vary from smooth to rough, depending on the length of the manufacturing polishing process. The granite is finished to a dull, smooth surface that has little to no reflection, but can decrease the depth of the colour of the stone. 

Whatever finish you choose, WPS can step you through the process and show you samples of the finishes that can be achieved to bring out the natural beauty of the stone. Contact us for further information or for a quote to have stone installed at your place.

Honed granite outdoor kitchen installation in Sorrento

Craig Metcalf - Wednesday, June 21, 2017
Honed granite outdoor kitchen installation in Sorrento

We're back to show you the Zimbabwe black honed granite benchtop with waterfall ends we recently installed in an outdoor kitchen in Sorrento. The honed granite gives a fantastic modern smooth, matt finish with very little reflection, as you can see in the pic above. We've also installed the same honed granite for the kitchen benchtops and splashbacks, bathroom vanities and fireplace hearths, which we'll show you soon.

If you need a quote for honed granite manufacture and installation at your place, contact us to discuss your requirements. Also give us a call if you want to drop in to see the granite we have in stock.

 

Calacatta Crema marble kitchen installation in Sorrento

Craig Metcalf - Monday, June 19, 2017
Calacatta Crema marble kitchen installation in Sorrento

Here's more from a new construction we've been working on in Sorrento. The project included the installation of a honed Calacatta Crema marble kitchen island. The rest of the kitchen benchtops and splash backs are Zimbabwe black honed granite, giving a stunning matt finish. We're loving this project and there's more!

To request a quote for either calacatta marble or granite bench tops in your new renovation or construction, please contact us.

Calacatta Crema marble double vanity benchtop in Sorrento

Craig Metcalf - Saturday, June 17, 2017
Calacatta Crema marble double vanity benchtop in Sorrento

Here's another look at the ensuite bathroom we shared yesterday. This project involved the fabrication and installation of a honed Calacatta Crema marble double vanity bench top with undermounted sinks, as well as a full bath top and surround in this new home being constructed in Sorrento. This gorgeous honed marble was also used on the kitchen island benchtop and we'll be back to share that soon.

Contact us if you'd like us to quote on having Calacatta marble installed in your next project. We service areas within an hours drive of Hastings but also in Melbourne and the south eastern suburbs.

Calacatta Crema marble bathroom in Sorrento

Craig Metcalf - Friday, June 16, 2017
Calacatta Crema marble bathroom in Sorrento

Westernport Stoneworks recently installed gorgeous Calcutta Crema honed marble into a new home being constructed in Sorrento. The installation included a double vanity benchtop and a full bath top and surround with undermounted bath. The owners will enjoy this stunning bathroom for years to come. Stay tuned for more of this project soon.

Contact us if you need a quote for marble to be installed in your bathroom construction or renovation.

Kitchen benchtop replacement Hastings

Craig Metcalf - Tuesday, June 13, 2017
Kitchen benchtop replacement Hastings

WPS just completed this kitchen island replacement in Hastings. It involved carefully removing the old 20mm island benchtop without breaking, as the customer found it too narrow and wants to sell it on eBay. Now the island has a solid 40mm Caesarstone benchtop with waterfall ends and we reconnected the sink, happy customer.

Contact us if you need your bench or counter tops replaced in Westernport, Mornington Peninsula or surrounding areas.

Caesarstone vanity benchtop in an ensuite renovation McCrae

Craig Metcalf - Monday, May 22, 2017
Caesarstone vanity benchtop in an ensuite renovation McCrae

Westernport Stoneworks recently received feedback from the clients on a recent renovation project we completed in McCrae and thought we might share it here. The project involved supplying and installing a Caesarstone (colour 5141 Frosty Carrina) vanity benchtop at very short notice in an ensuite renovation.

"We highly recommend Westernport Stoneworks to anyone looking for stone benchtops on the Mornington Peninsula. After being let down by another supplier, ringing around & no one could help, in desperation we rang Craig & he supplied & installed the new Caesarstone vanity top in our ensuite reno within days! We won't hesitate to use him again for the benchtops in our upcoming kitchen reno. Thanks Craig!" Ian & Kym, McCrae

Our pleasure guys, we look forward to helping you again. Contact us to discuss your project today.

 

Caring for natural stone

Craig Metcalf - Friday, May 19, 2017
Caring for natural stone

With the proper care and maintenance it's easy to keep your stone looking spectacular for years to come. Westernport Stoneworks can assist with all your stone maintenance tasks such as cleaning, sealing and repairs, but there's also a few simple things you should remember when caring for natural stone products.

Basic care do's and don'ts:

  • Do clean stone benchtops and surfaces with a mild detergent or stone soap.
  • Do thoroughly rinse and dry the surface after washing.
  • Do blot up spills immediately.
  • Do protect stone floors with non-slip mats and rugs.
  • Do protect counter tops with coasters, trivets and placemats as heat can crack natural stone.
  • Do seal natural granite and marble countertops to protect them from stains and marks.
  • Don't use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids on natural stone surfaces.
  • Don't use cleaners that contain acid such as bathroom cleaners, grout cleaners or tub & tile cleaners.
  • Don't use abrasive cleaners such as dry cleaners or soft cleaners.
  • Don't mix bleach and ammonia, as this combination can create toxic and lethal gas.

Contact us if you have any issues looking after your natural stone, we'll be back with more care and maintenance tips soon.


Welcome to our new website

Craig Metcalf - Thursday, May 18, 2017
Welcome to our new website

Westernport Stoneworks are excited to announce the launch of our brand new responsive website. Responsive design allows our website to detect the screen size it's being pulled up on and automatically adjust to best fit that screen size. This ensures that visitors to our site are getting the best user experience possible, regardless of whether they're on computer, tablet or mobile. We've worked hard with the team at WebsiteWise to create a fantastic site that showcases our stone fabrication & installation services and past projects and is easy for customers to use.