Frequently asked questions
We appreciate that you may have lots of questions before you embark on a new project. Below you’ll find answers to the most commonly asked questions. If you don’t find the answer to your question here, please email us with your enquiry and we’ll get right back to you.
We pride ourselves on offering great value for money and our work surfaces and replacement doors are covered by a 10-year warranty. As with any bespoke installation, it’s difficult to give an accurate quotation without viewing the work required. We work hard to remain competitive on price, but we do not market cheap makeovers, instead design, quality and service are the main hallmarks of our brand.
Our Italian granite, quartz and recycled glass work surfaces look fabulous and offer a host of advantages over natural granite, stone, solid synthetic and other work surfaces. The diamond-polished finish is simple to wipe clean, with no special detergents or cleaners and no regular sealing required. These tough, hardwearing surfaces are non-porous, highly resistant to staining with coffee, wine, olive oil, vinegar and cosmetics.
No! The ‘top that fits on top’ is made to fit exactly over existing kitchen worktops, so there is no need to remove them. We will also remove and re-install your sink and hob unit, so they sit properly on your new worktop, although we can supply new fittings if you prefer. The same or contrasting worktop material can also be extended upwards as splashbacks, over the existing tiles, or we can install our unique ‘mosaics on a mattress’ system, for an eye-catching glass mosaic finishing touch.
We can go over most existing worktops if the existing surface is in reasonable condition. However, unfortunately we are unable to go over timber surfaces, this is because this material swells and moves which dis-lodges the edging of the granite overlay. You should be mindful of any company claiming that they can do this. To discuss this in more detail, talk to one of our designers.
Yes, our worktops can be installed in new fitted kitchens and offer endless design possibilities, such as waterfall ends, large seamless island units, varying edge depths and bespoke worktop dimensions. In fact we can supply everything including the cabinets, so you don’t need to co-ordinate with lots of different suppliers! And, as with similar engineered stone products, our product will be mounted on an MDF substrate or water-resistant construction board, before being fitted onto the kitchen cabinets. We can also incorporate splashbacks into the kitchen design, using our worktop material or authentic Italian glass mosaic tiles. Find out more about our kitchen & features here.
Yes, we can, and many of our customers choose to transform their homes with new doors to go with their new worktops! The installation is normally carried out at the same time, by the same fitters, ensuring less disruption and delay. Again, our doors and drawer fronts are made to measure off-site, minimising dust and debris, then fitted efficiently, alongside the worktops. By choosing both Granite & TREND Transformations replacement worktops and doors, you are preserving the still serviceable cabinet carcases and interior fittings, which can represent 40 per cent of the cost of a new fitted kitchen, so by refacing you could be saving even more money. View our replacement doors & handles here.
Virtually the only limit to the possibilities in and around your home, is your imagination. Our work surfaces, glass mosaics and replacement doors are equally suitable for Kitchens & Bathrooms or other hardworking rooms in the house. We can reface bathroom vanity units, storage cupboards, shower surrounds and bath panels. We can also upgrade utility rooms and laundries, installing new worktops and over worn-out work surfaces and replacing base and wall unit doors and drawer fronts. Outside the home, we can offer makeovers for garden sheds, caravans, motorhomes, horseboxes, houseboats, motor yachts and much more.
Hopefully, not as long as you might think! A typical installation job can be done in as little as one day, with glass mosaics adding perhaps an extra half-day. As there is no need to rip out of existing work surfaces, and the new fittings are cut and made to size in our own workshop, the dust, mess and household disruption are kept to an absolute minimum. Our lead-time from you placing an order is normally 2 to 4 weeks. Find out more about how we work.
Our team of highly skilled expert fitters are all employed by Granite & TREND Transformations, so you won’t have a subcontractor come to your home. They will carry out the complete job from beginning to end, without demolition, dust, debris or household disruption. Find out more about how we work.
Our stain, scratch and heat resistant surfaces are built to take the rough with the smooth. The diamond-polished finish may look and feel as smooth as glass, but it’s tough enough to resist everyday impacts from heavy pans and cast-iron cookware. In fact, they’re tested to withstand the impact of a bowling ball from a height of 3ft without damage, they should be able to cope with even the most heavy-handed cook. Read more about our manufacturing process.
All of our installations come with a 10-year warranty to give you extra protection and peace of mind. Find out more here.
Our impact on the environment is very important to us so we work hard to minimise it. Our recycled glass worktops are made from reclaimed post-consumer material and all our surfaces are made from a high percentage of recycled raw material. Granite & TREND Transformations worktops are only 6.7mm thick, meaning we use less raw material in their manufacture, and our installation method ensures minimal builder’s waste for landfill disposal. Finally, the plants where our worktops and mosaics are produced are certificated to international environment management standards. Click here to read more! eco friendly & green issues
The sink is simply removed and reinstalled after the granite overlay is fitted.