So you’ve decided you want to update your kitchen but are unsure what material to choose for your kitchen worktops? You may also have heard rumours about Granite being a top choice for kitchen worktops but still unsure of whether they are the best material for you. and whether they truly are worth the price tag that comes with them? To answer some of your uncertainties we’ve put together this quick guide to help outline why Granite worktops are still often the number one choice for kitchen worktops.
Whilst in recent years other materials such as quartz stone are proofing viable contenders for the top spot in the kitchen worktops market, there are a number of reasons why Granite is still a favourite worktop material.
DURABLE, STAIN, SCRATCH & HEAT RESISTANT
As a busy area in any home, the kitchen is often susceptible to a multitude of potential stains or spills, as well as damage from hot pots and pans. Luckily, Granite stone is one of the most durable materials in the world. It is stronger than all other natural stones and is incredibly scratch and heat resistant. As a non-porous stone, it is also incredibly resistant to staining, particularly when sealed correctly upon installation. all of which are key features when it comes to kitchen work surfaces.
IT ADDS VALUE
Granite is not only a highly practical kitchen worktop material but also an extremely beautiful natural stone material that can add value to your home. It provides both a durable work surface to prepare and serve food, as well as adding a touch of class to the overall aesthetics of any kitchen.
MULTIPLE DESIGN OPTIONS
Now we’ve covered how granite is both durable and aesthetically pleasing but we haven’t yet mentioned how versatile it is as a stone material. The stone can be moulded into a wealth of different shapes and sizes making it an ideal choice for those bespoke kitchen worktop fittings or home improvement projects. Take a look at our bespoke granite stone projects for examples of our work.
EASY TO MAINTAIN
Did you think that was all? Of course not. In fact, the superb finish that granite provides also makes it incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Any spills can simply be wiped using warm water, a mild detergent and a dishcloth. What’s more as one of only two authorised dealers of Dry-Treat sealant in the South West, all of our worktops are sealed with a Dry-Treat world leading permanent impregnating sealer.
Like other natural stones such as Marble, Granite is also extremely beautiful. Each slab of stone contains unique colours and patterns indicating both the region and geological conditions of its origin. Such a range of colours and patterns creates ample choice when it comes to choosing colours and shades of stone that suit your kitchen designs and taste. What’s more, with our exclusive range of Brazilian granite and Azul Platino granite, we have a great selection of unique granite materials on show in our Bristol showroom. Alternatively visit our granite page for samples of the materials we have available to browse online
PERFECT FOR HOME BAKING
If you’re an avid fan of cooking or a budding chef in the making you’ll be pleased to hear that granite stone is also the perfect surface for preparing food. Dough and candies can be effortlessly rolled out on the surface due to the cool resting temperature of the stone surface – ideal for your baking needs.
Whilst in the past Granite has been known as the most expensive natural stone material, there are now a number of Granite materials that out-price even Marble Carrara worktops, which were previously seen as some of the least expensive natural stone materials around. Steel Grey and Azul Platino granite are amongst some of these new materials that we now stock in our very own Bristol showroom in Kingswood.
At Marble Supreme, we have a wide range of luxurious granite stone of varying colours and patterns that can provide the ideal match for your kitchen or bathroom worktops. If you’d like to see our exclusive range of Brazilian granite and Azul Platino granite stone, then pop on down to our Bristol showroom in Kingswood and speak to one of our team today. Alternatively, if you are looking for further advice on your kitchen worktops, simply give us a call on 0117 956 3030 or email us on email@example.com and we’d be happy to help.