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31st August 2020
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Introducing Köngistone: Feel at home
Taking its name from the German word for 'king', Königstone was created in 2005 with the aim of providing quartz products of the highest quality for use as surfaces in kitchens and bathrooms.
The brand was started by two business partners, who currently hold over 90 years of experience between them in all aspects of the stone and worktop industry. Their sons have since learnt the family trade and now assist in running the business. The original team is joined by two daughters and a daughter-in-law, as well as talented individuals from outside of the families.
During the 1990's, the founders were some of the first to introduce the revolutionary quartz product to the UK after recognising its immense potential for the kitchen and bathroom market. Being involved with quartz from the beginning has enabled the people behind Königstone to fully understand the capabilities of the product and how to get the best out of it.
From experience of fabricating quartz worktops, the founders felt that being tied to one manufacturer was sometimes constrictive so the brand was created to provide a collection of materials drawing on a variety of different suppliers' key strengths.
In 2005, Königstone started with a range of eight colours, supplied to architects and retailers looking for the best available quality while maintaining competitive prices for their customers. The company has developed strong relationships to understand the capabilities and ethics of its suppliers and has been able to collaborate on developing new colours. The brands' team also travel worldwide to industry exhibitions to keep up to date with the latest trends and continue to offer unique collections.
Without any advertising or marketing, the brand has grown over the last 14 years purely on the quality of the product and the satisfaction of both professionals and end consumers. Today the König Quartz range contains 26 colours and the company is drawing on its vast knowledge of natural stone to create a new collection of granite and marble products, König Naturals.
Along with the guarantee of industry-leading quality in its products, Königstone only supplies approved fabricators and installers to ensure each homeowners' project is in good hands from start to finish.
Kingston, the company mascot, is inspired by one of the family's beloved miniature dachshunds, whose spirit and demand for only the very best are reflected in Königstone.
22nd February 2019