Granite worktops make the ultimate statement in kitchen design and lifestyle. The simple addition of granite in the form of an island, breakfast bar, or a piece of free standing furniture can be the finishing touch to your design.
Granite Worktops Installation
Kitchen worktops are the hardest worked areas and granite worktops are the most durable, easily maintained choice. They are waterproof, stain-resistant, easily sterilised and almost impossible to scratch, and will maintain their diamond-polished looks for years. Hot pans, spills and every-day activities pose no problem and cleaning is as simple as a damp cloth, making hygiene very easy.
A large selection of colours give a variety of looks, from deep charcoal greys with silvery flecks to soft veined terracotta. Granite has a wealth of colour and texture that will blend and compliment almost any decor. They are versatile, cut-outs can be made for hobs, sinks, drainers and basins to harmonise with your design. Belfast and French Porcelain sinks marry perfectly with granite worktops to give a traditional look, completed with bridge mixer taps. Granite applications don’t stop in kitchens. Bathroom vanity tops, table tops, freestanding furniture, showers, radiator top covers and floor tile inlays are all possible using the same material.
Granite worktops will bring a sense of luxury to your bathroom design and it is unsurpassed for hygiene, durability and it is easy to look after, which makes it a practical choice for bathrooms. It can help to redefine the space in a way that tiling or other finishes fail to do as it is surprisingly versatile and can be cut and shaped to suit most bathroom designs. Granite worktops are ideal for vanity units, wall cladding, floor tiles, bath panels and surrounds – the possibilities and endless. With 32 different granite colours and patterns a truly unique bathroom design is only a click away.
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They could be ideally suited for your kitchen and bathroom requirements. To help you decide we have prepared some guidelines.
As with any high quality surfaces, care should be taken against possible scoring with knives or other cutting tools and chopping-boards should always be used.
They have a polished surface which will retain its polish and colour for a great many years and the only maintenance required is regular washing with clean, hot, soapy water to remove surface dirt.
It can deal with spillages such as wines, oils and acidic substances but they should be wiped clean immediately to prevent the possibility that staining will occur, this is characteristic of natural stone.
Granite worktops are highly heat resistant and hot pans can be placed directly on the surface for short periods making it ideal in the kitchen. Care should be exercised if spillages should occur with hot fat or oils and these should be removed immediately to prevent staining.
Unlike man-made products, granite is a natural material which has a natural make-up and beauty which is impossible to recreate under factory conditions. Variations in colour and veining will occur, this is characteristic of natural stone.
Granite worktops Information – Care and Maintenance Guide
Our Home Care Kit contains Neutral Detergent, Stone Sealer, and Stone Polishing Cream for ongoing care and maintenance of stone worksurfaces. Kits can be obtained from us.
In normal use, clean granite regularly with water containing a mild detergent or Neutral Detergent (see above) or a soft cloth or sponge. Rinse off with clean water. Polish dry with a soft cloth. Alternatively, use our ‘E-cloth’ surface cleaning system for a consistent smear free finish every time.
Avoid use of abrasive cleaning materials: scouring powders, steel wool, metal brushes.
Never use bleach or other chlorine based cleaners, acids, photographic development liquid, alkalis (caustic soda) and concentrated disinfectants on stone surfaces. If any of these come into contact with the granite, clean them off immediately, otherwise surface damage will occur. Do not allow surface deposits to build up on granite worktops, e.g., powder detergents, salts.
Strongly coloured foodstuffs, such as blackcurrant and beetroot, can stain granite worktops. Acidic foodstuffs such as citrus juice, vinegars and cola will etch the stone surface. Clean any spills of these up as soon as they occur. Regular use of the liquid silicone cleaner will reduce the tendency for staining.
Always use pan stands and trivets to protect granite worktops from hot, rough and wet pots, pans and utensils. Direct contact from iron, steel, ceramic and copper vessels can scratch and stain the stone surfaces. Always use cutting boards to slice and chop food upon. Never cut directly onto granite worktops.
Granite is a natural material. The variations in its structure, pattern, colour are characteristic and constitute part of its appeal and value. Over time, with normal kitchen use, it will acquire a patina that reflects the use to which they have been put. It is normal for the original high sheen to weather in this way and characteristic for granite to mellow with the passage of time. Dull patches caused by high wear and surface deposits can be restored by use of our polishing cream which is included in our Home care Kit. We offer Granite kitchen and bathroom worktops in a wide variety of styles to fit all budgets. Best of all, we take the guesswork out of putting together a quality kitchen or bathroom and by handling the design work for you. Be sure to inquire about our FREE worktop design and installation service quote!