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With the baking season upon us and many of us glued to the television on a Wednesday night, the delights and perils of baking are being avidly discussed and enjoyed everywhere. If you are feeling inspired and donning your apron, then there is no better addition to your kitchen space than natural stone.
Feeling the love for marble?
People who already work on marble worktops already know how fantastic marble is for working with pastry and chocolate. In fact, a chilled marble surface is ideal for keeping dough from sticking which means you don’t have to add too much extra flour. Bakers have naturally been using it for thousands of years because of its naturally cool temperature. Perceptions may be that marble is more porous and slightly softer than granite so can scratch and stain, however with proper treatment much of these concerns are removed. Alternatively, if you love the look, but worry about damaging the surface there are a number of marble effect quartz options which are a popular, more durable alternative.
The vast variety of colours and patterns from dark to light realistically means there is likely to be something to suit whatever your preference or taste. Plus they are not always as expensive as you think they might be which means there is a wide range available to suit budgets. With so much choice, it could feel daunting however at Coulon Stone we pride ourselves on taking the time to listen to what your ideas are to make sure we can help guide you in your decision making process including the material chosen right the way down to the type of edge you prefer. From this we will then visit your home to personally measure and template the worktop, assess any areas that will require special attention and provide you with a free, no obligation quote. Once you give us the go ahead we will cut the piece and hand finish it with a view to getting it installed within 7-10 days.
The finishing touches
Interestingly, it is not just about the baking (or taste for that matter!) as more and more people are considering the presentation. Whether it is a fancy contraption, purpose built for the dish or occasion or the natural simplicity of a marble board or slate tile, the food looks far more enticing when beautifully and thoughtfully presented.