Questions our customers ask us…
How much will my benchtop cost?
Prices vary depending on the product and size of your benchtop. It’s best to speak with one of our friendly team members who can go over your benchtop plan with you.
How do I look after my benchtop?
Wellington Granite recommends you clean your stone benchtop with hot soapy water or we do sell a variety of stone cleaners – please call our showroom to discuss your options.
How do I look after my granite benchtop?
Granite is a very durable material, however we recommend protecting your investment by not putting hot pots directly on it, and avoiding cutting directly onto your benchtop. Granite should not stain, however some granites are more porous than others. We recommend not storing oil-based products such as oil or margarine on your benchtop as prolonged exposure will cause staining. Wipe your spills up immediately and avoid sitting or standing on unsupported stone.
How do I care for my marble benchtop?
Marble is prone to staining and scratching and will require careful treatment – it is important to keep the marble clean. Wellington Granite recommends you clean your marble benchtop with hot soapy water and a clean cloth twice daily as part of your daily routine. Wipe up spills immediately after. Placemats are essential to prevent staining and scratching. Avoid sitting or standing on unsupported stone.
How do I care for my engineered stone benchtop?
Wellington Granite recommends you clean your engineered benchtop with hot soapy water. Please ask us about our suppliers’ care instructions.
What sort of edge detail can I have?
Great question. Wellington Granite specialises in all the tricky business. Edging can truly make all the difference. Here are a few examples of different edging we offer: Pencil Aris, D Edge, Square Edge, Mitred, Full Bullnose, Laminated, Half Bullnose, Ogee.
How long will it take from accepting your quote to installation?
We understand renovating or building can be stressful. We like to keep you informed right from the start of the process. We aim to have your benchtop installed no later than 10 working days from template sign-off.
There are so many choices – how do I know what to select?
Picking the perfect stone can be overwhelming so we highly recommend you visit our showroom to go over samples and slabs, as slabs do vary. If you’re not sure whether to choose engineered stone vs granite or marble, talk to the team at Wellington Granite. We also offer stone samples which you can order online or we can give you some from the showroom to take home.
How thick can I have my benchtop?
Slab thickness generally come in 20mm and 30mm. Wellington Granite specialises in mitring, up to 100mm.
What happens if I damage my benchtop?
Engineered stone is hardy and tough, however not indestructible. Please take care when washing large cast iron pots and pans, sometimes chipping the edge of your benchtop can happen. If you do experience chipping please call us and we will arrange for one of our team to come and repair the chip.
Why choose Wellington Granite?
As a family orientated business we like to keep things personal with our customers, meaning we like to help build a dream space for our clients. Our newly renovated showroom allows all our clients to bring in kitchens plans and samples, spread everything out on our kitchen island and start to plan, build and put together your dream space. Our team is highly committed to helping choose the perfect stone for your kitchen, laundry, bathroom, mantel – the list is endless. Natalie is actively involved with making sure our customers love what they are choosing.
“Beyond impressed at the process, quality and price from end to end. Everybody at this company is awesome, and they install a top end product at a very reasonable price. Wouldn’t hesitate to recommend them. I’d love to give an extra shout out to the installers, who were some of the nicest people ever and did a perfect job. Thank you so so much!”
— Nick Breese
“Customer service was fantastic and their workmanship was 10/10. Wellington Granite was absolutely amazing. Customer service was fantastic and their workmanship was 10/10. Thank you guys so so much and we love our chopping board. Wish I could give you more than 5 stars. Highly recommend, don’t even bother going to another stone place these guys are the best.”
— Steve Southon
“Amazing experience with Wellington Granite.
Less than 3 weeks from initial enquiry to delivery and installation! All staff were excellent
to deal with and they have a very coordinated
team. We are more than happy. Thanks Wellington Granite.”
— Baz UH
“Fantastic result with our kitchen bench From Olivia in the showroom to Eugene installing Olivia went to a lot of trouble to make sure we were happy and Eugene was the same with the instalation Thankyou Sue and Trevor Lane”
— Trevor Lane
“My bench top was marking with simple use – tea and cold food plates with resulting marks not coming off with warm soapy water. Initial mix up on visit time but Michelle did visit once rearranged. She provided cleaning product, showed me how to apply it and left me with some for future use. Very customer friendly thanks.”
— L W Zeke
“Olivia was super helpful and professional. Took client to choose benchtops, had all the samples, brochures and info needed to make decision. Definitely be back again.”
— Paul Rogers
“Top experience with wellington granite. Impeccable benchtop with stress free install and very quick turnaround time for getting bench done. A++”
— Becky Strachan
“Wellington Granite have done an amazing job on our kitchen bench and fire hearth. Nothing is ever a problem, the team are professional and knowledgeable and installation is an easy process. The communication and advice throughout, from choosing the right stone through to cleaning is up there with the best. Good work, Wellington Granite!”
— Marty & Phillipa Doile
“Had a great experience with Wellington Granite when we renovated our kitchen. They supplied and installed a beautiful black forest marble benchtop with a waterfall edge after a recommendation from Phil at Supremo Kitchens. It was a fantastic feature of our kitchen and I am sure helped sell our home at a premium. The process for selecting the top was easy and the team helped us through the colour choices taking into consideration our kitchen design and lighting. They kept us informed as to when the bench would be installed, and worked in with our kitchen designer and contractors to make sure the process was flawless. Eugene even gave us a bottle of special marble surface cleaner to make sure the top stayed in the best condition. I would highly recommend Wellington Granite, it was a great experience and we will certainly use them again when we replace the kitchen in our new home.”
— Jono Rees
“Dealing with Wellington Granite was a real pleasure. Eugene and staff are extremly knowlegeable about the products they sell. We visited the showroom and spent some time, never feeling rushed. Kudos to Matt and his co-worker who come to install our benchtop. They were very professional and hard working. They had already put in a full day but were still full of energy and did not stop till the job was complete. They even went the extra mile to ensure they left the area clean and tidy. Cannot praise Eugene and his staff more highly. Would definately recomend Wellington Granite.”
— Trish Brown
“Very helpful and professional. Installers did a great job. I highly recommend.”
— Kahren Thriscutt
“A big thanks to Nat and Eugene at Wellington Granite for our beautiful benchtop. They could not have been more helpful and the quality of the finish is superb. Choosing the perfect stone is not easy as the investment can be big and the decision quite permanent so the advice we received on the way was so important. Nat and Eugene made this decision less stressful and our outcome is a perfectly finished kitchen that we just love. We would recommend them to everyone.”
— Kate Gibson