3 Reasons Why Granite Is Still One of the Most Popular Choices for Kitchen Worktops
For many homeowners, granite still remains the preferred choice of material for their kitchen worktops. Unlike many other surfaces, granite worktops are 100% natural, exceedingly durable and cover virtually every design preference.
In recent years other materials such as quartz or solid surface are proving feasible contenders for the top spot in the kitchen worktops market. But, there are numerous reasons why granite is still so favourable amongst homeowners around the world.
Below we’ve put together a quick yet informative guide to help outline why granite worktops are repeatedly the dominant choice for kitchen worktops.
Increases Home Value
Installing granite worktops will add to the appeal of a kitchen and help increase the value of your property. It has been suggested that adding natural stone worktops such as granite to kitchens can potentially increase your home’s value by up to 25 per cent of its retail value.
Therefore, making granite not just a highly practical kitchen worktop material but also an aesthetic natural stone that can help add value to your home.
Granite worktops are incredibly easy to clean and maintain. Spillages can be effortlessly wiped away using warm water, a mild detergent and a dishcloth, making granite the perfect addition to any busy kitchen.
To protect any granite surface, the stone must be sealed periodically to keep it in pristine condition. The average length of time to leave between sealing is three months. However, this can vary depending on the amount of cooking you do on the surface.
Stain, Scratch and Heat Resistant
Being a natural stone, granite is extremely durable, a well-desired characteristic for any worktop in a busy kitchen area often susceptible to many potential stains or spillages and damage from hot pans utensils.
As a non-porous stone, granite is incredibly stain-resistant when sealed correctly during the installation process. The natural stone is primarily scratch-resistant or at least hides minor scratches well due to the depth of its colour and patterns. Furthermore, the stone is highly heat resistant, meaning that encounters with hot pans won’t damage a granite worktop, but the use of a trivet regularly is highly recommended.
At RO Surfaces, we are suppliers of worktops; our factory and showroom are located in Swalwell; however, we can deliver worktops throughout Newcastle and the whole of the North East. If you are interested in our expert stone services, please don’t hesitate to contact a team member. Our large selection of stones derives from all over the world, ensuring we have a product suited to everyone. Give us a call on 0191 4477440 or visit our showroom, Unit 2 Foundry Park, Swalwell, NE16 3DS.
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