Introduction to Granite Worktops
Granite Worktops of Kitchen Worktops Plus are no longer the preserve of the very rich and famous. Neither the quality or the service has changed but the price certainly has. Our average Granite worktop quote is now half the price of 6 years ago.
A granite worktop adds an immediate WOW factor to even the smallest of kitchens and more than recoups its initial investment should you choose to sell. Granite worktops are now an affordable favourite with developers for high appeal homes. A granite worktop is the ultimate in durability and stylish luxury superseded in toughness only by Quartz worktops.
Whatever, the kitchen design the granite top can be the major theme of your kitchen story. Kitchen doors, appliances and décor can all lend a supporting role to this now very affordable crowning piece.
What is Granite Worktop?
Granite is a naturally occurring igneous rock, with variations of both grain and colour, a point to bear in mind as no one supplying granite can 100% guarantee continuity of shade. This of course isn't a negative but an element that makes granite worktops so unique. Quite simply, no one will have an identical worktop as you. The darker granites are typically those that have cooled quicker when in the lava stage, equally this result's in a smaller grain finish, a heavier granite with higher probability of consistency of shade.
The slower cooling lava's are usually lighter in colour, a much larger crystal and may have huge variations of colour even contrasting colours which can be magnificent feature of any kitchen.
BENEFITS: Granite withstands heat better than most tops, though trivets and heat plates are still advised. Granite is difficult to scratch and highly stain resistant once sealed. It will maintain its polished looks for many years.
How to Install Granite Kitchen Worktop?
We supply and deliver nationwide, and following your order our professional and friendly installer would first come to take accurate measurements, template and details of all your requirements. And advise you regarding adequate support for granite. This is to ensure a perfect installation A week or two later we return to fit your granite worktops. Your granite worktops are hand crafted from 30mm thick skants (large slabs) to your individual requirements. Obviously, we want to get this right and a pre installation visit helps us to do that.
Granite Worktops will compliment any kitchen style you like. Your kitchen worktop is one of the hardest worked areas in the kitchen, which makes granite the ideal surface, as it is easily maintained and highly durable.
Granite Worktops is the number one choice for bakers as it is the considered the ideal cool surface for preparing dough and similar foodstuffs. If you do a lot of baking, you should consider granite for your worktops, or at least for an inlay to provide the best worktop for rolling and kneading of dough.
Almost any decor in your kitchen can be enhanced by the addition of granite. There is a huge range of colours available to complement any colour scheme - whites, blacks, greys, greens, blues, reds and more in a number of hues. Some granites are grained or speckled, some are veined like marble, and some are both - and all to varying degrees so you can choose the look that is right for you. There are, of course, irregularities and individuality from one piece of granite to another as there are with any naturally occurring substance, but this adds to the appeal, giving it its own unique natural beauty. For durability and aesthetic elegance, granite is the natural choice.
Consider Granite also as an attractive addition alongside other materials if you do not wish to use it throughout your kitchen. Its heat resistant qualities make it ideal for installation near a stove or any surface that requires extreme heat.
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