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24th March 2017
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We all know that worktops should be treated with care (and that some can be easily damaged if they're not) so when we saw someone attacking one with a couple of blowtorches we just had to stop and find out more!
Jetstone, the masonry worktop specialist that currently supplies kitchen retailers with an extensive range of granite, quartz composite and glass, was using the blowtorches to draw attention to its stand and had drawn quite a crowd.
Once we had worked our way to the front, we learned that Jetstone was using the show as a launchpad for its new Ceramics range. The company told us that all the attention was for a good reason, since ceramics have great properties - making this particular worktop almost 100% stain proof, scratch proof and heat proof. The blowtorch, incidentally, was set at 1400 degrees C - and despite being used to attack the worktop time and time again, we can vouch for the fact that it didn't cause any damage!
It was explained that the material has many other attributes; for example it gives interior designers lots of possibilities. Worktops for instance, can be produced up to 3500mm in length, without anyone having to worry about the joint. And as the Jetstone stand clearly showed, this new generation in decorative surfaces is very suited for fully integrated sinks, wall cladding, shower cubicles, hood cladding, etc.
A core range of 20 colours is currently held in stock, but over 40 additional colours are available to order on request.
To expand the Jetstone turnover in UK, the company has taken on a team of seven agents throughout the country. They are:
* Chris Anderson (South-East area)
* Howard Parsons (South-West region)
* James Rhoades (London region)
* Bob Gillard (Yorkshire & North-West region)
* Mike Storey (North-East region)
* David and Scott Andrew (Scotland)
An agent is still needed for the Midlands area though...
30th March 2012