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Benchtops have to work hard and look great – so, which way to go? Laminate, granite, marble, engineered stone and stainless steel all have their advantages. All you need to know is here
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All tucked in
Want an island breakfast bar but not the cluttered floorspace from protruding stools? For this kitchen, space was inset so seating can tuck right in under the island
Does a bar overhang on an island crowd out valuable workspace?
Counter intuitive
Explored all your options for your kitchen countertop? What about concrete? Today’s concrete tops are as smooth, warm and resilient as any other countertop material. The concrete countertop in this ki...
Warm your kitchen with a European Oak benchtop

European Oak is a real classic for kitchens and creates a stunning bench top. It's also got a warm character both in the grain and the end grain. See more

Why you'll want to consider Dekton

Cosentino's Dekton is ideally suited for both indoor and outdoor applications. Known as an 'ultracompact surface', it's made up of quartz, glass and porcelain for maximum durability. See more


Silestone has become the perfect option for kitchen and bathroom benchtops over and above other traditional materials such as granite or natural stone.
Surface attraction – the Dekton Stonika collection
Vibrant, realistic veined patterns and textures matched with the highest technological performance required in a hard-working kitchen, this is the hyper-realistic Dekton® Stonika range from Cosentino.
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At Universal Granite & Marbles we have the largest supply of natural and man-made stone slabs in the country.


Silestone Manufacturing Process
A step by step guide on how we make Silestone, the original natural quartz surface designed by Cosentino for high quality kitchens and bathrooms.


Universal Granite & Marble is a granite & marble importer from New Zealand. We are the largest wholesaler in New Zealand and our concept is to offer our customers with the largest variety of c...
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