Plan with granite in mind

Granite and Quartz Installations Manchester, White Granite counter top

Whether you’re buying a house, building a house or simply looking to update your home, it is inevitable that at some point you’ll want to upgrade your kitchen to better suit the times and your lifestyle. It can however be difficult to know where to start, what style you like, what will look best in the space and what materials you want to use.On average 10 to 30 percent of your budget will be spent on the purchase and installation of your countertops and with such a large chunk being spent on this one area of the renovation, you’ll want to be sure you get it right.We believe that if you approach your kitchen renovation with granite already in mind, you can be sure of what you’ll be paying and most importantly, know what you’re paying for.

Investing into Your Home

Granite, unlike other popular countertop materials such as laminate can last you a lifetime, making them a worthwhile investment into your home.Although the initial price of a great granite countertop with proper installation and sealing may appear pricey, you can rest safe in the knowledge that you are paying for quality and longevity.Why pay half the price for a countertop that will last you a year or two before cracks, scratches and stains start to appear when you can pay for a lifelong guaranteed product? Whether you are planning on staying or selling, granite that is 5 years old or 15 years old will retain its value and undoubtedly increase the value of your property.

Low Maintenance

When you choose granite you are guaranteed to get a countertop material that is ideal for any kitchen space.With the kitchen being the heart of any home you will need a countertop that is low maintenance and with granite you can be sure that you wont have to resurface or repair anytime soon.Granite is rated a 7 on the Moh’s Hardness Scale which means it is extremely resilient and wont easily be scratched, scraped or chipped. You can even use your kitchen knives directly on the surface but be warned, because granite is an extremely durable mineral, you may notice your knives may start to dull.

Wide Range of Styles

Granite, as with many natural stones, offers a wide range of natural coloured countertop options to suit any kitchen.With no two slabs of granite being alike you will have a range of unique colours and patterns to choose from. Your kitchen countertops will allow you to create a beautiful and bespoke space in your home that your guests will continue to marvel at.Heat ResistantOne of key reasons why granite is often the first choice for homeowners looking for the perfect kitchen countertop is because of its heat resistance. In a kitchen where hot pots and pans are moved around, hot plates are placed to serve food and tea and coffee are always being made, heat resistance is key.Granite countertops will not melt or blister when exposed to extreme heat and is one of the most heat resistant materials on the market. It is however always recommended to use trivets and heat matts when placing hot pans on your counters but if you take a boiling pan off the stove and place it directly onto your granite countertop, you will find no issue.

Stain Resistant

Another key reason that granite is the ideal material for a kitchen is that is extremely stain resistant with darker coloured granite often not even requiring sealing with it being so dense. Lighter granite countertops on the other hand are slightly more porous and will require multiple coats of sealer when installed.This process will ensure that your granite countertop does not absorb liquid too quickly and can unlike some other surfaces allow liquids to evaporate from its surface.When granite is properly installed, sealing will be a guaranteed part of the process with your countertop often being treated prior to installation. Once it has been properly sealed and treated, you will have granite countertops that are completely stain resistant- perfect for any kitchen!

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If you are looking to for high quality Granite worktops for your kitchen installed by a friendly and reliable worktop installation company then don’t hesitate to give us a call or email our team for a free, no obligation quote today!

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