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Transform your kitchen with new worktops.

A new kitchen is a luxury that can cost a small fortune, but there is a way to vastly improve the look of your kitchen without the cost and upheaval of a completely new kitchen. Over the years we have carried out many worktop replacements and the results have been amazing. Removing an old, tired […]

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Michele's Kitchen

How We Fit Kitchen Worktops

There’s so much more to fitting worktops than just turning up to your house with a slab of granite or quartz and installing it on your units. Deciding on your worktops The first point of contact is usually our website, where you can find all the information about our services, worktops and examples of previous […]

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Quartz worktop

Why is quartz better than marble?

Quartz vs Marble. Marble is seen as the epitome of luxury when it comes to kitchen worktops, and it’s easy to see why. Not only is it a natural product that is beautiful to look at but each slab has unique characteristics that will give your home the wow factor. Most of the marble we see […]

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blue tiled kitchen

Make The Most of a Small Kitchen

Having a small kitchen doesn’t mean you have to compromise on style. A bit of careful planning will ensure you have the kitchen of your dreams, regardless of size. Space for Eating If your kitchen doesn’t have room for a table, a breakfast bar may be the answer. It doesn’t have to be huge, just […]

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How to care for quartz and granite worktops

Now that you’ve had your new worktops installed it’s important to know how to keep them looking their best. They don’t require complicated routines or products, just a bit of TLC. For both quartz and granite wipe up any spills immediately using a soft microfibre cloth. Quartz Worktop Care Quartz worktops are made from a […]

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Finished kitchen

This is not just a worktop, this is a C&J worktop!

Why choose C&J? When you order a worktop from us, you get so much more than just a worktop. Once you’ve been in touch to discuss your requirements we provide a full service to ensure you get your perfect worktop. STEP 1 A lot of our clients have done their research, browsed our website, and […]

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Bergen Stonika Dekton

Veined worktops set to be big in 2022

One of the big trends that is set to hit our homes in 2022 is veined worktops. While marble is seen as the ultimate luxury worktop material, it isn’t very practical or hardwearing, as well as being expensive. There are other options though, so your dream kitchen is achievable with a quartz or granite alternative […]

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Penthouse Outside

Penthouse in Ramsgate

One of the largest jobs we’ve done recently was all the way down in Ramsgate for a local property developer. The project started back in early March 2021, starting with the penthouse. We installed the large kitchen island with an OGEE profile and over the next 7 months we returned to template and install other […]

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Bergen Stonika Dekton

Kitchen trends for 2022

As 2022 draws closer we take a look at the kitchen design trends that are set to hit our homes. The focus is on sustainability, reusing things in unusual ways and nature, along with touches of bold colours and patterns. Bold units We’ve seen a huge increase in the use of bold, dark colours in […]

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Angelo white quartz worktop

What are the benefits of quartz worktops?

Quartz is a great choice for kitchen worktops and is now more popular than granite or marble. If you’re considering upgrading your kitchen countertops then our guide to the benefits of quartz worktops will help you decide on the perfect stone for your home. We have quartz from all the major suppliers in a vast […]

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