So you’ve decided to update your kitchen but aren’t sure what material to use for the worktops? You may have also heard that Granite is a popular choice for kitchen worktops but are unsure whether it is the best material for you. and whether they are truly worth the price tag attached to them? To help answer some of your questions, we’ve put together this quick guide to explain why Granite worktops are still the most popular choice for kitchen worktops.
While other materials, such as quartz stone, have proven to be viable contenders for the top spot in the kitchen worktops market in recent years, there are a number of reasons why granite remains a popular worktop material.
Durable, Stain, Scratch & Heat Resistant
The kitchen, as a busy area in any home, is often prone to a variety of potential stains or spills, as well as damage from hot pots and pans. Fortunately, granite stone is one of the world’s most durable materials. It is more durable than any other natural stone and is extremely scratch and heat resistant. As a non-porous stone, it is also extremely stain resistant, especially when properly sealed during installation. All of which are important characteristics of kitchen work surfaces.
They Add Value To Your Home
Granite is a beautiful natural stone material that can add value to your home in addition to being a highly functional kitchen worktop material. It provides a sturdy work surface for preparing and serving food while also adding a touch of class to the overall appearance of any kitchen.
Various Design Options
We’ve talked about how granite is both durable and aesthetically pleasing, but we haven’t talked about how versatile it is as a stone material. The stone can be shaped into a variety of shapes and sizes, making it an excellent choice for bespoke kitchen worktop fittings or home improvement projects.
Did you think that was all there was to it? Evidently not. In fact, granite’s superior finish makes it incredibly simple to clean and maintain. Spills can be easily cleaned up with warm water, a mild detergent, and a dishcloth.
They Have A Beautiful Finish
Granite, like other natural stones such as marble, is extremely beautiful. Each stone slab has distinct colours and patterns that indicate the region and geological conditions of its origin. Such a variety of colours and patterns provides plenty of options for selecting stone colours and shades that complement your kitchen designs and preferences. Furthermore, we have a great selection of unique granite materials on display in our Bradford showroom, including our exclusive range of Azul Platino granite. Alternatively, visit our full granite range to view online samples of the materials we offer.
Perfect For Home Baking
If you enjoy cooking or are a budding chef, you’ll be pleased to know that granite stone is also an excellent surface for food preparation. Due to the cool resting temperature of the stone surface, dough and candies can be easily rolled out on the surface – ideal for your baking needs.
Affordable Kitchen Worktop Solution
While Granite was once thought to be the most expensive natural stone material, there are now a number of Granite materials that out-price even Marble Carrara worktops, which were once thought to be among the least expensive natural stone materials available. Steel Grey and Azul Platino granite are just a few of the new materials we now have in stock at our Bradford showroom.
Looking For More Information About Granite?
In this article, we’ve covered some of the key facts about granite worktops. If you still have any questions or concerns about granite worktops that we haven’t outlined in this article, let us know and we will be more than happy to help you out. You can email us on email@example.com or alternatively call us on 01274 377600. You can also read our full comprehensive guide on granite worktops.