All You Need to Know About Granite Worktops
Do you want to build a new kitchen and aren’t sure what kind of worktop material to use? Perhaps you still love your kitchen but want to update it and add a luxurious touch by replacing your old worktops with new stone worktops. Whatever your reason, everyone is asking the same question. “Should I spend money on a granite kitchen worktop?” This granite kitchen worktop guide will address all of your concerns.
Yes, you should, and we’re here to tell you why! Granite and other natural stone kitchen worktops are an investment that will increase the value of your home. They are so durable that they can appear to have just been fitted many years after you purchased them. Also, don’t be concerned about the cost, they are less expensive than you think.
What are Granite Worktops?
You may have heard of Granite but never given it much thought. Granite is a type of natural stone that can be found on the earth’s surface. To learn more about where granite comes from, read these Granite Facts.
Why Choose Granite as a Kitchen Worktop Material?
There are many materials to choose from for your kitchen worktop, but granite is the best option for a variety of reasons. We have identified seven reasons why Granite should be your first choice.
Because of its timeless, classic appeal, granite is one of the most popular stone materials used to create a luxurious, modern kitchen. It’s easy to understand why. Because of its unique veining and colouring, each granite worktop is one-of-a-kind and has its own natural beauty.
Granite is durable, making it ideal for busy kitchens, which are frequently the focal point of family life. If you are still unsure whether granite is the material for you, read this article for more reasons why you should choose granite.
Granite can be finished in three ways: polished, matt, or leathered, but there is no denying that a polished granite worktop can make a kitchen island look stunning.
Its beauty lasts for years due to its low maintenance and hard wearing nature. This makes it ideal for modern, busy households. Its outstanding stain and heat resistance, as well as its cool sterile surface, make it an ideal surface for food preparation.
Why Choose Granite over other Stone?
It is determined by a number of factors. Your budget and the look you want for your kitchen. Other types of kitchen worktops can give your kitchen a different feel, so it comes down to personal preference. Granite is a more natural-looking stone that is ideal for creating a more natural look in your kitchen. We have gone into greater detail about Granite vs. Corian and Granite vs. Quartz here.
How to Choose the Colour of Granite?
Because of the complex and valuable minerals trapped within, granite comes in a variety of colours. You’ll be spoiled for choice. However, because granite is a natural stone, your colour selection will be a natural shade that will perfectly complement your kitchen’s colour scheme.
Here is a small sample of the many colours that are available at Marble4Life:
More images of the wonderful granite colours available can be found in our full granite worktops range.
However, images do not do granite justice. The beauty of granite can truly be appreciated only when you see it up close. At our showroom in Kingswood, Bristol, we stock a wide range of colours, so come down and see for yourself.
You may be wondering how to choose a granite colour with so many options. After all, the colour of your kitchen worktop is likely to be one of the most difficult decisions you will make about your kitchen.
How much do Granite Worktops Cost?
Prices range from around £200 per square metre to more than £800 per square metre. That’s a lot of money! Because some granite has a more colourful or dramatic appearance, it is more rare and expensive. Whatever the cost, I am confident you will agree that owning something so beautiful, low-maintenance, and long-lasting is a luxury worth investing in. And you can be confident that with Marble4Life, we will provide you with the best possible price. We are so enthusiastic about what we do that we want to make it accessible to everyone. If you have your dimensions, we can provide you with a free, no-obligation quote today. Get an instant quote now.
Granite Kitchen Extras
Not only can you have beautiful kitchen worktops, but you should also budget for some granite extras that will really bring your kitchen together.
Sink & Taps
How to Care for your Granite Worktops
There isn’t much to do because granite worktops are low maintenance. Spills should be wiped up with a damp cloth. If you are unfortunate enough to have staining, treat organic stains such as wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices, and so on with a water-based stain remover. We recommend using an alkaline degreaser to remove dirt or grease. We recommend that you use a stain-proofing sealant on your worktop.
We also offer our leading stone care product to keep your worktops looking beautiful and vibrant. It requires very little upkeep. If you purchase a granite kitchen worktop from Marble4Life, we will always be available to provide aftercare advice on how to care for your granite kitchen worktop. It’s all part of the package.
How to Choose a Granite Worktop Supplier
When it comes to kitchen worktop suppliers, whether in granite or another material, there are numerous options. It’s always a good idea to do your research before hiring someone to build your granite worktop. But how do you know you’re working with a reputable, experienced, and trustworthy firm? The following are the most critical areas to inspect:
- Customer Reviews / Testimonials
- Trading Standards Approved
- Find out what is included in the quote price
- Are they flexible with delivery & installation?
For more information on the foregoing, please see our blog post on how to choose a worktop supplier.
Our Granite Worktop Installation Process
After you’ve decided on a supplier, the process of designing, cutting, and installing your granite worktop will begin.
- You make an initial enquiry over the phone, using our instant quotation form or in person at one of our showrooms.
- You receive an initial quote.
- We visit you and measure your space.
- We give you a detailed quotation.
- Once the quote is agreed, we arrange for a template to be made of your kitchen.
- Your worktops are crafted to the exact measurements.
- Your new granite worktops are fitted.