• Modern Design

    straight square lines creates the most modern designs

  • Counters

    create two tone effects with doors and counters

  • No Handles

    create modern sleek designs with handle less doors

  • Splash Backs

    bring some colour into your kitchen with glass splash backs

  • Build Ups

    thick counter tops can create a bulky look

Granite Counter Tops

 

Granite is an igneous rock. It forms from the slow crystallization of magma below the earth’s surface.  Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles and other minerals.   This mineral composition usually gives granite a red, pink, gray or white colour with dark mineral grains visible throughout the rock.

Many colours of natural granite contain pits and fissures which are natural characteristics of stone. This can greatly enhance the beauty and interest of the surface, but will also create some inconsistencies. These characteristics are part of the natural beauty of the stone and will not impair the durability and functionality of the countertop.

Advantages and Features

Granite is the perfect material for kitchen countertops, as it is the most durable of all natural stones and will last for a lifetime. Each and every stone is unique with different patterns, including swirls, veins and specks. No two countertops will ever be alike.

A variety of attractive colours can be obtained. Some of the most popular colours include black, red, green, blue, brown and beige.

It's a one-of-a-kind, natural surface that has an almost luminous look. Granite can withstand high temperatures from hot pans and serves as an excellent surface for handling all cooking materials and ingredients. Bacterial contamination is not a problem with granite.

Disadvantage

While granite kitchen worktops are a favourite choice due to their beauty and durability, they are not completely impervious to damage. Granite can be permanently stained if it is not sealed properly. Although granite is quite hard, it can be chipped. Granite is very heavy and once glued onto the cupboards, it is quite difficult to remove and can cause damage to the cupboards. Each slab of granite is different due to it being a natural stone.

Maintenance

Clean the surface with a mild dish soap, rinse with fresh water, then dry with a soft cloth. There are also many cleaning products specially manufactured for cleaning Granite countertops.

Hot pads and trivets must be placed under hot pots and pans before placing them on the granite surface. Do not use ammonia, citric juices , and vinegar to clean the surface. Do not drop or drag objects across the surface. This may scratch or chip the surface. It is advised not to stand or sit on top of your counters, due to the fact that granite has no guarantees.

Granite is modestly priced according to its benefits. Granite countertops are a profitable buy – It will certainly enhance the value of your home.

Granite Colours

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