Kitchen of the Year
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Marble & Granite Fitters’ Blog.

The ingredient that makes a great kitchen!

March 10th, 2015

Undermount sinks are defined by the way the sink is installed. Rather than being dropped into a pre-cut hole, undermount sinks are fitted under the counter (showing no rim between the countertop and sink). Kitchen designers seem to be pushing the boundaries, and this particular sink type has been refined into something much more than just a simple polished edge cut out. To paint a picture – the sink effectively hangs underneath the counter, as opposed to sitting on top of it;  this creates a continuous flow from the countertop into the sink (Stunning! I know). By stipulating the need for a polished seen edge you are enhancing your kitchen into a more sophisticated and streamlined finish. To create the ambience of the living space you so rightly desire, take the plunge and consider the finer and more detailed finishes.  It’s true – amazing finishes and fixtures gives your space its very own vibe!

ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner

November 13th, 2014


For regular everyday cleaning all natural and engineered stone surfaces such as kitchen work tops, vanities, table tops and sanitary areas. ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner is highly suitable for marble and limestone. Also suitable for ceramics, glass, stainless steel, Laminex and synthetic surfaces. Ideal for the quick, once-over cleaning. ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner has highly active ingredients that quickly dissolve dirt, oil and grease, leaving the surface streak less and hygienically clean when wiped off. Additives are designed not to affect the protective properties of an impregnator. The surface will therefore remain free of stains for a long time. ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner leaves pleasant odour. Spray ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner on the entire surface. After allowing the product to work for a few minutes, wipe it off the surface with a cleaning cloth. 

Possibly wipe again with a dry cloth. Please note: Do not spray on hot surfaces. The contained surfactants in ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner  are biologically degradable according to EU-regulations. Does not contain any phosphates.  Diluted product may be added to waste water. Containers are made of environmentally friendly polyethylene (PE). Clean containers can be recycled through collection systems. ESSA Stone – Stone Cleaner is exclusively available from the Laminex Group. Your local Cairns Branch is located at 155 English Street, Manunda. Office hours are 8:00am – 4:30pm Monday to Friday. 

The Perfect Island View

November 4th, 2014

You’ll have thousands of home improvement idea’s right on your doorstep with Quantum Quartz new range of grey stone solutions. This inner city home show cases a simple, yet modern masterpiece created to fit any technological savvy space. In order to keep up with current trends, colours and designs the new range of Quantum Quartz shades will undoubtedly stay in style due to its classy, sleek and modern functionality. If you’re after a visually-appealing, clean and contemporary space, any of the quartz based colours can fulfil your perfect island view. Gio Quartz, Ash Grey, Cloudy Bay, Pietra Serena Quartz and Gris Fuma Quartz are all expected to be available Mid November 2014.


QBCC Queensland Building and Construction Commission

September 30th, 2014

The Marble & Granite Fitters Cairns is here to assist You!

We understand the importance of consistent quality and reliability within a competitive industry, and are more than happy to provide you with information and stone sample/s. We invite you to contact us anytime with any questions so that we can assist, customise and co-ordinate your home or project.

Licence Number: 1169713

Expiry Date: 11/09/15

Licence Class: Stone Masonry


Introducing Two New Smartstone Colours

September 25th, 2014



Smartstone has introduced 2 stunning new colours to their range of quartz surfaces. In keeping with the current trends both surfaces have a natural, veined pattern which would suit many interior styles. Smartstone offers superior qualities of durability including scratch, heat, chip and chemical resistant and all come with a 15 year limited warranty.

Renovating, Renting, and Reconstitute

September 24th, 2014

Investment properties are becoming ever more common in today’s society. Having said that, in order to maximise greater value, kitchen bench tops are highly regarded as the most favoritized feature. When it comes to finding a sustainable material for bench tops, reconstituted stone is the finest, most durable and practical surface for investment and domestic home purposes. We offer a wide spread  range of colours from a variety of stone suppliers, including: Caesarstone, Quantum Quartz, Smart Stone and Essastone. Whether your renovating to rent, or building to rent The Marble and Granite Fitters Cairns team are here to guide you each step of the way.


September 15th, 2014

Quantum Quartz Everest is an engineered quartz based stone. Everest has a unique cream base colour and a combination of clear and warm tone aggregates. It is the ideal accompaniment for any project, and works well with wooden features. This particular stone is best suited with neutral palettes, and can be seen in any modern day living space.

Available in 20 and 30mm thickness with a slab size of 3040 x 1440. Contains more than 93% natural quartz, 7% combined bonding agent, special additives and pigments, making it an extremely hard wearing, practical and highly versatile surface for any project, and is backed by a 10 year Limited Warranty.
Drop by our office and pick up a sample…

Sleek Concrete from Caesarstone®

June 16th, 2014


Sleek Concrete™ encapsulates the look and feel of fine concrete with a warm grey base and is the perfect solution for those looking to create that modern industrial warehouse look, but with the durability and ease of maintenance that Caesarstone quartz surfaces are renowned for.

Further enhancing the overall appearance and feel of Sleek Concrete™ is the new “Concrete” matt, textured finish which brings the industrial aged feel to the surface. This unique finish never requires sealing and will acquire a natural patina over time which adds to the character of the surface, yet remains easy to clean and maintain.


With numerous different concrete and cement inspired looks, Caesarstone chose the final design as one that offered high relevance to many applications both residential and commercial where the look and feel of concrete was a principle requirement.

“We see Sleek Concrete being used in kitchen benchtops, splashbacks, bathroom wall panels and vanities and also in commercial applications such as café tables and benches, bars, feature wall panels where never having to seal the surface will be a major advantage,” said Andrew Dixon, General Manager Marketing.

“Sleek Concrete has the ability to compliment many different design styles right through to the ultra-minimal contemporary genre,” he continued.

Sleek Concrete is backed up by the proven and trusted quality, 10 Year Limited Warranty and after sales service of Caesarstone Australia.

2 NEW colours from Essastone

May 28th, 2014


Milano Mist is cool in colouring and uses grey hues to display an enduring Marble like finish, and Verona Mist features a white base with soft greys to captivate the effect of a subtle Carrara Marble

Unveiling Caesarstone Marble Inspired Calacatta Classic™ Design

February 14th, 2014


Caesarstone is extremely proud to announce that the much anticipated 5131 Calacatta Classic™ will join our existing Supernatural designs within the Classico™ Collection from July 2014.

As Caesarstone’s interpretation of natural Calacatta marble, Calacatta Classic™ brings wide, elegant, cascading, grey veins on a light grey base.

Calacatta Classic™ makes an unforgettable impression and enhances any interior with a touch of high-end indulgence. This latest design from Caesarstone offers the look of luxurious natural stone with the durability and ease of maintenance that Caesarstone quartz surfaces are renowned for.

Available in 20mm thickness, Calacatta Classic™ is perfect for kitchen bench tops and splashbacks while its luxurious design also make it ideal for kitchen feature islands. Calacatta Classic™ is especially suited to commercial applications in hotels, restaurants, bars and retail interiors.

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