Granite kitchen worktops: Why you'll love them
Looking to renovate your home and feel like the kitchen could benefit from some attention? It's time to start the search for your dream granite kitchen worktops.
The kitchen worktops are one of the highest traffic areas within the home, as a result, it's vital you have the right type of material that gives you the finish and durability you are looking for.
In this blog post, we'll be answering some of the most frequently asked questions on the internet relating to granite kitchen worktops, to help you decide whether they are the right type of stone for you.
Are granite kitchen worktops good?
The simple answer is yes, but let us explain why in more detail. Granite kitchen worktops are one of the most popular choices when it comes to fitting a kitchen thanks to their durability, unique finishes and their potential to increase the value of your property in the long term. You can learn more about why people love granite kitchen worktops in our blog '6 reasons you'll love granite worktops'. yes
How long do granite kitchen worktops last?
Granite worktops have one of the longest life expectancies of all stone worktops.
Thanks to its durability and it being one of the hardest materials in the world it has the potential to last a lifetime. Should you choose to install a granite kitchen worktop, our team of experts will provide you with all the information you will need to get the most out of your new work surfaces, in addition to tips that will help ensure it stays at its best.
How much does it cost to install a granite kitchen worktop?
The price of a granite kitchen worktop will depend on several factors including the size of the worktops as well as the design you require. The reason the cost of granite can vary so much is that certain granites are hard to extract from the quarries and the rarity and distance they have to travel can impact their value.
Whether you visit our team in person or you discuss your requirements with our team over the phone, they will ensure you have a full price guide without any hidden costs.
Can you cut directly on granite kitchen worktops?
You can cut directly on a granite kitchen worktop as granite can withstand the metal of the blade, however, we don't recommend it as it would leave residue from the knife which is removable in general.
You should always use a chopping board where possible.
How often should you seal granite kitchen worktops?
Sealing the surface of your granite worktop will help prolong its life. Your worktops will be sealed by our professional fitters pre installation or during Installation. The reason we seal the worktops is that granite is a porous material, which means it is capable of soaking up spills etc if left untreated.
We seal all the worktops with a product called 'Dry Treat' which is highly effective once it has had time to cure. It can last up to a minimum of 5 years if cleaned correctly using PH neutral products.
When considering which granite to choose for your worktop a member of our team will be happy to discuss how often you should seal your granite kitchen worktops.
You can also learn more about caring for your granite worktops with our free guide. Click here to view the guide.
What can I use to clean granite kitchen worktops?
To clean your granite worktops we recommend using specialist granite cleaner which is available to buy from Grantech. You can also use hot water and mild dish soap (ph neutral where possible) for daily sanitising. If you want to ensure your granite appears at its best for the longest time possible you will need to make sure that you clean it regularly, we recommend using a clean cotton cloth.
Can I put a hot pan on granite kitchen worktops?
We don't recommend you put a hot pan or any other hot material directly on your granite worktop. While the stone itself will be able to withstand the heat, prolonged contact with high heat will weaken the seal that was applied when the granite kitchen worktops were installed and as a result, your granite worktop may appear discolored.
When cooking always try to keep your pans or hot dishes on a trivet or chopping board to make sure your granite can remain at its best.
Got another question about granite kitchen worktops?
If you've still got questions about granite kitchen worktops or any other type of stone worktops that we supply, please don't hesitate to contact our team.
We have a large selection of Granite, Mable, Porcelain and Quartz available to view at our factory in addition to an extensive catalogue of products that we can supply and install.
Whatever your requirements may be, we will help you find the perfect solution for you.
Contact our team today by calling 01244 549718 or complete our online enquiry form and we'll contact you at a more suitable time for you.