Experts In Stone Worktops
- Medusa Stone
- Units 1 & 3 Bowler’s Croft, Honywood Road, Basildon, Essex, SS14 3DU
- Opening Hours: Monday – Friday 8:30am – 5:30pm | Saturday 10.00am – 4.00pm | Sunday Closed
Basildon based Medusa Stone is a family business specialising in the supply and installation of natural stone and quartz kitchen worktops in essex. The company can revitalise kitchens as either part of a planned whole kitchen replacement or by way of replacing old surfaces with marble, granite or quartz.
Classy Natural Stone
Natural stone is often the no-compromise choice for kitchen work surfaces. Combining durability and looks, it’s a great choice but demands expert handling and that’s what Medusa Stone offer through their highly experienced and skilled stonemasons.
Granite: a hard, slightly porous stone with ‘natural’ and varying finishes, it looks great and is extremely durable. It’s heat resistant, easy to care for and retains its colour and appearance over many years making for an ideal surface in bathrooms and kitchens.
Quartz: a mixture of natural quartz and resin, quartz is stronger and less porous than natural granite, It’s very hard-wearing and durable so makes an ideal kitchen or bathroom surface.
Marble: a softer and slightly porous stone, marble also offers a durable and easy to maintain surface ideally suited to bathrooms in particular.
Medusa are very experienced in the use of marble, and can install everything from a small vanity top, a marble-based bathroom or a swimming pool surround. The company offers hundreds of different marble types and finishes from the more affordable varieties to the rare and exotic types.
The Medusa service
Helping to choose: with all three types of stone above, there are a bewildering array of choices even once the specific stone type has been chosen.
A visit to Medusa Stone’s fully stocked Basildon showroom is often the first step in choosing the right type and colour of stone. With many different shades and styles to examine from their viewing gallery, it helps customers make their choice with confidence knowing they’ve selected the right type for their home.
Worktop changes: it’s possible to rejuvenate kitchens by replacing the work surfaces only rather than the whole kitchen. If this is desired, Medusa can remove and reinstall existing units and leave customers with a working kitchen while the new slabs are being prepared.
The installation process: Medusa are happy to visit the customer’s home and measure up, to prepare a quote for the work. A visit to their Basildon showroom follows so the customer can view and choose the type and finish of stone, and armed with this information Medusa prepare a free written quotation for the supply and installation of the surfaces.
If the customer decides to proceed with an order, Medusa visit their home to measure up ready to make a template of the kitchen units. To ensure that the finished worktop will fit perfectly, Medusa creates a mock up kitchen in their workshop to match the customer’s units, and this enables the stonemasons to produce surfaces measured and cut to extremely high standards of accuracy.
A timetable for the work to be completed is agreed with the customer, and when the slabs are delivered to Medusa’s Basildon premises the customer is invited in to have a look to make sure the slabs are what they’re expecting. Once customer approval has been given, the templates are made and the stonemasons get to work preparing the new worktops.
The final step in the carefully orchestrated process is the installation itself which usually takes around half a day. There is no actual stonemasonry work undertaken in the customer’s home, so it’s a pretty clean process – and before they leave, the Medusa installers ensure the customer is fully satisfied with the finished job.
Choosing granite, marble or quartz means a choice of the ultimate kitchen worktop materials. It stands to reason these types of stone need expert handling to make sure the customer gets the best result possible.