Why buy a granite kitchen worktop?
A granite kitchen worktop will add a touch of luxury to your new kitchen. There are loads of reasons why granite is the perfect choice for any home but here are our top five:
1. Granite is durable and hard-wearing
Granite is one of the hardest materials you can buy, resistant to chipping, cracking and scratching. It’s also heat resistant too and with a little care it should last for years and year. When properly installed, it will be the last countertop you ever need. If somehow you do chip or crack the granite, it can be fixed, depending on the severity of the damage. While it’s not recommended, if you occasionally set a hot pan or tray directly on the top, you won’t damage it as you would if it was wood, laminate or another softer material.
2. It’s so easy to care for
Once properly sealed, your granite worktop will resist staining and bacteria and will require very little maintenance to keep clean and hygienic. All you need is a little washing up liquid and water, the best way to apply is in a plastic spray bottle used to mist plants. There are a few basics you should be aware of to protect your top from stains such as cleaning up spills as quickly as possible, especially coffee, tea, citrus juice and red and white wine. Along with materials known to stain such as turmeric and saffron.
3. It will last you lifetime
Granite will outlast any other worktop for years and years, and will need very little maintenance and upkeep. The initial investment may seem high but if you consider that a laminate worktop would probably need replacing four or five times in the same period as granite and wood two-three times you will quickly find that it pays for itself. Granite long-term provides a very cost-effective solution for your kitchen countertops as well as giving you years of pleasure.
4. Granite increases the value of your home
Add value to your home by installing a granite worktop as well as making it more attractive to potential purchasers. The return on investment can be astonishingly high, and may just make the difference when a purchaser is deciding between two protective homes.
5. Granite is luxurious and beautiful
There is no question that if you are looking for a luxury then granite will enhance your kitchen for decades. Granite is beautiful, natural and gorgeous to look at. The natural texture and hue of the stone can’t be recreated with any man-made material and every single piece of stone is unique. No other material will surpass its natural gorgeousness.
Install a granite work-top now
Whether it’s for a kitchen or bathroom, installing granite is the obvious choice and CCG Marble-Granite-and-Quartz has Italian craftsmen with over 50 years of experience in installation. Contact us to get a free quote and further advice. View more information on granite worktops.