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Process FAQs

Yes, we are proud members of the Federation. We have been proven to carry out our work to their Health & Safety standards, promote good practice and ensure high quality is maintained throughout the worktop industry.

Yes, we have numerous displays and plenty of materials to choose from at our Wheldrake YO19 6NA showroom. Walk-ins are welcome between 9am-5am Monday to Friday & 9am-12.30pm Saturday.

We manufacture all worksurfaces at our factory in Wheldrake with saws, CNCs & edge polishers. We have a controlled environment with the correct dust suppression methods & PPE in place conforming to the HSE standards. We do not fabricate worksurfaces at your premises. Our state-of-the-art machinery cuts to millimetre precision keeping our tolerances low & quality high.


Yes, we can remove your old worksurfaces for you. A charge is applied for this service, please speak to our sales team for details.

Your template can be booked once your kitchen fitter has given you a date for the fitting of your kitchen. All base units need to be fixed in place and the appliances available on site at the time of the template. Dates can be moved as required but please give us as much notice as possible to avoid disappointment. If you are purely replacing your work surfaces it is imperative that your existing worktops are removed before we template to ensure we can take accurate measurements and assess the suitability of your units.

Generally, the lead time between template and installation is 7-10 days however this can increase depending on material availability.

You can fill out our online quote form by clicking the ‘get a quote’ button or email us your kitchen plan here: sales@stoneconnection.co.uk

Alternatively, you can give us a call on 01904 405 405 or pop in and visit us at the showroom in Wheldrake.

Upstands are generally between 100mm-200mm high and help to blend your worksurfaces in with adjacent walls, giving your kitchen a tidy, easy wipe finish. They are a great alternate to tiling and can cover any gaps if your walls are slightly uneven. Made from the same material, they complement the finish of the kitchen. Splashbacks are a higher upstand (200mm+) which can be fitted to the wall between your base & wall cabinets. They are generally used behind the hob to protect the wall from steam or food splashes providing an easy to wipe panel. Like upstands they can be made from the same material as your tops to give that continuous look. Cutouts for sockets/switches can also be accommodated.

An overmount sink sits on top of your worksurface meaning the hole that is cut out won’t be seen. This allows the edges to be unfinished meaning a cheaper price. An undermount sink sits underneath your worksurface. The hole is cut-to-size for the sink and the visible edges are finished.

Drainer grooves can stop water from moving along your worksurface and dripping onto your kitchen floor. They can also allow excess water to run off and fall into the sink bowl. Some water can still sit in the drainer grooves due to water tension, so they are not a 100% drainage solution. The best solution to prevent water spreading across your worksurfaces & potentially dripping onto your units/kitchen floor would be a recessed drainer creating a lip around your sink. Please ask our sales team for details.

We sell two types of sinks, AXIX by the 1810 company & Silestone Integrity Sinks. The AXIX is a stainless steel sink which is then clad around the sides using the same material as your worksurfaces creating a sleek look to your tops. They also allow for the use of boiling water taps. The Integrity sinks are completely made from Silestone to match your Silestone worksurfaces. They have also been approved for use with Quooker Taps.

A free care kit is provided with each of our work surfaces, which contains our granite and quartz spray that needs to be applied with a clean cloth on a daily basis to maintain the polished surface.

Yes, we are fully equipped to undertake this type of work. From multi-plot housing/apartments to table/bar tops, vanity units to reception desks our state-of-the-art factory and skilled masons can handle anything. We have a fully staffed commercial department who can price your projects from specifications & drawings. With the ability to source materials from all over the world, nothing is too much or too little. We cover the whole of the UK for template and Install.

Materials FAQs

Granite is an igneous rock that is formed over millions of years under the Earth’s crust. During its formation magma, which is rich in various minerals, cools down beneath the surface of the Earth which creates large crystal formations that can be seen with the naked eye. This process is what produces the variety of colours, veining and textures that gives you the virtually unlimited choice for your kitchen work surfaces. As granite is a 100% natural product that we source from every corner of the world, you are able to take a piece of nature’s fingerprint and display its stunning appearance within your own home. You can find more information on our Granite page

Quartz is made using ground natural quartz granules that are then combined with resin, polymers and pigments to create a variety of colours and patterns. The mixture is then ‘baked’ in a large oven which solidifies the different elements to create a solid slab of material; this process ensures consistency of the finished product. However, as it contains natural quartz, it can still have some slight variation in colour.  

Both granite and quartz are very durable but not indestructible and need to be handled with care.

Granite is very hard-wearing, but certain colours are more hard-wearing than others depending on the crystal formation within the material. We do seal all our granites with Dry Treat before they leave the factory however we advise that all spillages are cleaned up straight away to avoid any damage to the granite – the following especially: acidic liquids such as lemon/orange juice, wine, vinegar, abrasive cleaners and any oils. Although heat resistant, any sudden change in temperature can result in thermal shock and damage the granite so we advise that a trivet is always used. Chopping directly on to granite can damage the surface, so it is advised a chopping board is used.

Quartz is man-made and also very hard-wearing and does not need to be sealed as it is a non-penetrable surface. This makes it very stain resistant, but we still advise that all spillages are cleaned up straight away, the following especially: acidic liquids such as lemon/orange juice, wine, vinegar, and abrasive cleaners. We advise that trivets are used on quartz surfaces as, although they are heat resistant, the resin in the make-up of the quartz slab can scorch and etch the surface. Generally, quartz is scratch resistant but not 100% scratch proof, so we would advise chopping boards are used.

Taking good care of your worktops is key to maintaining the brand new look.

We recommend that our care kit spray (supplied free of charge with any worktop purchase) is used on a daily basis applied with a clean cloth. Please avoid using any abrasive cleaners as they can damage the stone.

It completely depends on the material that is chosen as each stone is priced individually and falls into different price bands within the granite and quartz brackets. One of our sales team will be more than happy to discuss the different price groups with you and help you choose the right product for your budget.

With any natural & engineered stone there is always a batching element within the production process. This means that whilst a sample may be a good representation of your final product, it is not a guarantee it will be an exact match.

Quartz, Caeramics & Porcelains are non-porous, making them suitable for bathroom environments. They are often used for vanity tops & cladding where water and soap splashes occur regularly without damaging the surface. Natural stone can also be used in bathrooms but as some are porous, we advise checking with our sales team once you have chosen your colour.

Please email the sales team with the name and a photo of the material. We deal with suppliers all over the world and should be able to source the material or something very close.

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