Welcome to the Worktop Library Blog

Welcome to the Worktop Library Blog

The Worktop Library Blog
By: Alan Apr 16, 2021 0 Comments

What motivates our worktop blog, you wonder? Our company seeks to remove the obstacles, myths, and misinterpretations that stop people from researching and utilizing the best kitchen worktop materials for their homes and offices.

Maria Kairuz, co-owner of The Worktop Library in London, has vast experience and deep research on stone worktop materials. It attracted a following made of architects, interior designers, property developers, and design enthusiasts around London and the UK. However, she is not your average stone worktop specialist.

Maria’s beginnings in natural and engineered stone products come naturally. With an innate taste for all things beautiful, she worked in high-end fashion and brands like Jigsaw for over a decade, dressing high-net-worth individuals, celebrities, and fashionistas. However, Maria’s career transformed when she found the world of natural marble and granite. Besides having Italian origins, she naturally loved the history and culture of all things stone.

A photo of Maria Kairuz at The Worktop Library

Our Team

Alan, the Marketing Manager at the Worktop Library, also worked for high-end brands in fashion.

He started as a Versace model in the ’90s, working with photographers like Mario Testino and Bruce Webber. He later worked for shoe designer Patrick Cox and managed several Matches Fashion stores, a London-based clothing retailer. Matches became the number one luxury shopping destination for modern online fashion customers. These helped him gain early experience in the online marketing of luxury goods and high-value items.

Alan co-founded MKW Surfaces, one of the very first online stone suppliers in the UK, in 2012. It became a leading brand within its sector, which it sold in 2020. 

Combining their extensive experience with stone and online retail, they recently launched The Worktop Library. An online worktop store servicing all of London and the South of England.

We always felt a bit unnerved to see the complacency in the stone industry: ‘busy ‘stonemasons (or ‘too big’) manufacturers to educate their clients. Thus, selecting the correct type of kitchen worktop material is confusing or intimidating for many.

So, welcome to the Worktop Library Blog. The Worktop Library is reclaiming the notion of making simple and selecting appropriate worktop products for busy online clientele. Similarly, we educate visitors and enthusiasts about the latest stone news and materials. Also, we talk about the impact of some natural stones and their regional components (extraction, quarrying, finishing, transport). In addition, we discuss the features of engineered stones (quartz, terrazzo, ceramic, porcelain) and how to purchase stone worktops.

The Worktop Library in London also offers affordable marble worktops, bathroom cladding, floors, and walls.

Grey Quartzite Stone kitchen worktops


Exposing misconceptions and myths about different stones is another subject of our blog. These could be quartz vs. porcelain, quartzite vs. granite, the drawbacks of marble, etc. Also, specialist topics and articles. This includes finding the best worktop material and installing the perfect worktop for your home. How to stop your marble worktop from staining and comparing stone materials across different brands and countries of origin.
Check out The Worktop Library’s blog and get the best worktop for your home today!

Our Mission: Stone Kitchen Worktops

Our number one goal is to bring you the best worktop deals online. Full stop.

Stone Worktop Recommendations

We will provide personalized suggestions for your stone kitchen worktops based on your lifestyle and specific requirements. In addition, this blog will keep you up-to-date on the new and trending worktop materials and our best deals.

Interior Designers and Architects

If you are on the hunt for the best of the best kitchen worktop, this is the blog to follow. We can source just about any stone you can think of. The finest natural marble, granite, and quartzites on Earth at the best prices on the internet! The same goes for manufactured products such as quartz, porcelain, ceramics, and terrazzo worktops.

Do you live near us? We make this blog to bring you in-store events and samplings. Also, we talk about all the new materials we add to our collection here at the Worktop Library. So, if you shop at our premises, follow this blog!

Local Worktops

Affordable Prices

While many may think stone worktops are expensive, the opposite is true.
In fact, technological advances have helped our industry to bring the latest products to your home or office at great prices. It is impossible to beat our special offers with free sample services and special pricing. We price many of our worktops so competitively that we must keep them exclusive to our blog readers. Some of our competitors may not like our prices, but you will!

Quartz, Porcelain, and Ceramic Worktops

We write articles regularly, informing you of upcoming new quartz products, worktop samplings, porcelain sales, and offers of ceramic worktops. In addition, we continually research and explore the latest trends around the globe. Meanwhile, we bring you the most practical, time-saving, and functional worktop products for your projects. Our extensive network of specialist quarries, manufacturers, and varied stone distributors allows us to offer the best stone worktop materials at great prices.

At The Worktop Library in London, we offer stone products and advice through this blog and website so that you can make informed decisions for your home and office.



Alan Nussbaum

Meet Alan Nussbaum, our Sales and Marketing Manager, whose expertise in stone worktops is second to none. With almost two decades of experience, Alan’s impressive track record includes creating one of the first online stone companies in 2012 and pioneering the acceptance of cryptocurrencies in construction in 2018 before co-founding The Worktop Library with Maria.
Alan’s outstanding work is featured in numerous Stone and Home Decor magazines. In addition, he collaborates with the industry’s leading stone brands, cementing his reputation as a true innovator.
Before starting a thriving career in the stone industry, Alan honed his skills by overseeing luxury fashion brands such as Burberry, Matches Fashion, and Patrick Cox. With his unique blend of experience and expertise, Alan is a true trailblazer in the stone worktop industry. His passion for delivering exceptional service is evident in every aspect of his work.

Alan Nussbaum

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