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22nd September 2017
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Burlington Lakeland Stone: a natural alternative to marble and granite
Whilst marble and granite work surfaces and vanity units have helped glamorise kitchens and bathrooms over recent years, the time has now arrived for a sumptuous and functional alternative - British Lakeland natural stone.
Burlington's highly skilled stone engineers have access to a stone source that has been quarried for over 400 years and which is as rich and aesthetically pleasing in its colourings as it is in its tactility and functionality.
Guaranteed to add the wow factor to kitchen and bathrooms that range from the most traditional to contemporary, Burlington stone provides the ultimate finishing statement for the discerning homeowner.
Perfect for those looking for a 'piece de resistance', Burlington worksurfaces, vanity tops and splashbacks are available in a stunning palette of five natural stone and two limestones, each of which is highlighted by contrasting veins and markings that emphasise the stone's natural origins.
Consumers can choose from blue/grey Kirkby, silver/grey Brandy Crag, mid-green Broughton Moor, olive green Bursting Stone and pale green Elterwater. Or for those favouring beiges and browns, Burlington has two stunning limestones in Cavendish and Caulfeild. Whilst Cavendish delivers a hue of subtle light beiges, mid creams and soft browns, the darker Caulfeild limestone has a richer tone that is accentuated with mottled markings.
In addition to the stone colourways, Burlington's worksurfaces and vanity units can be supplied in one five edge profilings - Demi Dupont, Double Chamfer, Bull Nose, Half Bull Nose and Double pencil round. What's more, using advanced CNC machining technologies, Burlington can supply its stone machined to incorporate draining grooves and soap recesses, not to mention cut outs for sinks, bowls, taps and other accessories.
Available in two thicknesses - 20m and 30mm - Burlington's worksurfaces, vanity units and splashbacks are supplied with a 'film-less' protective sealant that helps further accentuate each stone's natural markings.
Aside from the aesthetic appeal of Burlington's natural stone, its technical properties make it an ideal material for both kitchen and bathroom environments. Not only is it extremely hard wearing and practical, it is easy to clean and maintain and the stone's integrity, beauty and hygienic conditions are preserved for life.
If you are looking for an enduring material, elegant and easy to care for, then choose the unique and exclusive properties of natural stone. After all, what better way to bring a piece of English heritage into your home, than to choose a material 400 million years in the making?
ISO 9001 certified, Burlington currently employs approximately 145 people, many of whom live within the National Park itself. Indeed families across several generations continue to work in what is a very traditional industry. As well as being able to offer standard products for immediate sale, Burlington has the capability of producing highly individual pieces to bespoke designs. Supporting this function, Burlington has an experienced in-house technical support team with the ability to provide invaluable advice and design assistance.
In addition to its main head office and production facility located in Kirkby-in-Furness, Burlington operates an office in Plano, Texas USA.
T: 01229 889661
1st April 2011