The Advantages of Granite Worktops

When choosing new worktops for your kitchen, there are a lot of factors to consider, such as appearance or durability. #Granite is one of the most popular materials chosen for kitchen countertops. Derived from genuine natural stone, Granite is widely utilized in homes due to its timeless aesthetic and practical qualities which makes it an ideal surface to be installed into any modern kitchen.

Below are examples of why we think Granite is a favourable choice for your countertops -


Granite is very unlikely to scratch or chip, making it tougher than most common countertop options. Daily, your kitchen worktop will be used as a food preparation surface, a hot pad or even a cutting board. Because Granite is such a hard material, it can withstand scratches from general kitchen wear and tear.

Heat resistant

With its heat resistant qualities, Granite can make your cooking experience much more convenient. Unlike other materials, it will not be harmed or weakened by exposure to heat, making you feel more at ease about where to place hot pots or pans as it can withstand the warmth without any damage.

Easy to clean

A very hygienic surface, Granite is naturally resistant to bacteria. However, this does not mean it is impermeable to germs and should be cleaned down after cooking. Nevertheless wiping down is effortless and since Granite can’t stain there will be no need for scrubbing.

Lots of shades

Granite colours are most commonly pink, white, or variations of grey and black, which offer a luxurious and elegant aesthetic. Granite work surfaces will provide any kitchen with a luxury premium appeal, and you can be assured that it will be the focal point of any cooking area.


The natural stone’s hardness gives Granite its resistance to staining. When adequately sealed the stone won’t absorb any liquid allowing it to look fresher for longer.

At RO Surfaces, we are fabricators and suppliers of Granite 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 get in touch with a member of our team. 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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Unit 2 Foundry Park, Swalwell, NE16 3DS

0191 447 7440