Marble is a metamorphic rock, composed of very pure calcium carbonate. The softness of marble makes it very desirable for sculpture and building stone. Although marble is effectively metamorphosed limestone, the temperatures and pressures necessary to form marble usually destroy any fossils that may have been present in the limestone. It is relatively soft (compared to say granite) and can be damaged by acid, making it less suitable for kitchen worktops. Its soft and sometimes dramatic colouration makes it ideal for bathroom products.
Engineered stone is a man made alternative to solid granite in the same way that MDF is to solid wood. Using 92% natural stone particles, quartz and colouring in a resin matrix, engineered stones combine the best properties of granite with more consistent and brighter colours. Heat resistant and less brittle than granite, it is highly scratch-resistant and non-porous, making it ideal for kitchen worktops. We have a huge range of colours and surface textures from
for map) Caraco specialise in the supply and installation of Granite, Marble and Engineered stone for kitchen worktops, vanity units, window sills, stairs, bar tops, shop counters. We also produce special commissions to a very high standard using CNC machinery.
With over 25 years of kitchen installation experience we understand that quality products delivered on time and installed to a high standard are vital ingredients in any project. Caraco is a division of Hammerton’s Ltd who make hand made kitchens and we are backed by one of the largest granite worktop suppliers in Europe and are well placed to carry out work throughout the south east.
All the tops are produced in a ‘state of the art’ factory by our associate company in Italy. Hand work is minimal as virtually all of the production is by automated CNC machinery.
is a leading supplier of bespoke granite worktops. We machine tops from a huge range of solid granite and engineered stone slabs using state of the art CNC equipment. From our base in Cross in Hand we are well placed to cover the South East including Kent, East Sussex, West Sussex, Surrey and South London.
is a man made alternative to solid granite. Using 93% natural stone particles, quartz and pigment in a resin matrix, engineered stones combine the best properties of granite with the colour consistency of solid surface products such as Corian. Less brittle than granite it is highly scratch resistant and non porous making it ideal for kitchen worktops. Colours can be brighter and are more consistent than granite. We use selected colours from Technistone.