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Why Granite Is One Of The Best Materials For Your Worktops

Choosing the perfect material for your kitchen worktops can be a difficult decision. There are so many different choices out there and a number of different practicalities that you need to consider before you can make your choice. 

Whether you are looking to replace your current worktops or are choosing worktops for a new kitchen, if you don’t have granite on your shortlist then you really should. Let’s take a look at just some of the reasons why granite is the ideal material for worktop overlays. 

Durability 

Granite is an incredibly durable material, and this is an important consideration when it comes to kitchen worktops. Rating between 6 and 8 on the Mohs Hardness Scale, granite is hard wearing, and resistant to things like stains, heat and scratches all of which can be a common issue for kitchen worktops. With the right care, a granite worktop overlay will be able to withstand many years of use and still retain its natural beauty. 

An investment

Granite may not be the cheapest option out there when it comes to worktops. However, it can actually be a very good investment for your kitchen. With a good maintenance routine, a quality granite worktop will last a lot longer than a cheaper option which can quickly begin to look tired and damaged. It is well worth considering this when looking at worktops as in the long run. It could be a very cost effective option for your kitchen, particularly if you cook a lot. 

Beauty

There is no denying the beauty of granite as a worktop option. There are some fantastic colours out there to choose from, and due to the fact that granite is a natural material there really are no two pieces that are the same. Therefore, your worktops will be completely unique. Whether you are looking for a lighter worktop colour or something darker with a pronounced pattern to it there is such versatility in the different types of granite. You are certain to be able to find something that will work well with your kitchen. It also comes in a wide range of different finishes so you really will be spoilt for choice. 

Granite works well in both a contemporary kitchen with a more monochrome aesthetic and also a more traditional style kitchen, and it is an ideal choice for both large and small kitchens – it really is a good all-rounder.

Easy to maintain 

We have already mentioned how a good maintenance routine will help your granite worktops to stay looking fantastic for longer, cleaning them is very easy. Sealed granite is a good kitchen option as it ensures that germs and bacteria cannot penetrate the surface of your worktops. All you need to do to keep them clean is wipe with warm mild soapy water. If your granite worktop does become damaged this is a relatively easy fix and one that we will be happy to assist you with. 

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