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Why Choose Granite For Your Kitchen Worktops?

When it comes to choosing the worktops when you are remodelling your kitchen in Waltham Abbey, there are many different possibilities. There are several different types of stone such as granite, marble, limestone, quartz, soapstone, and more. You might choose stainless steel, although many people feel that it has something of a clinical look. Other alternatives include laminates of various types, and some even choose wood which can come in a wide range of different colours and grains.

However, at Marble & Granite, one of the most popular choices is, as you might expect from our name, granite worktops in Waltham Abbey. We do supply and install other stones such as quartz, limestone, sandstone, quartzite, and so on, but we chose our name carefully.

An Extremely Hard Stone

Granite has many advantages, not the least of which is its’ longevity. It is one of the hardest rocks that there is, so it is scratch-resistant, which is always a good thing in a kitchen. It is also heat-resistant. Even if you put a very hot pan on it, there should be no issues, although we always recommend using a trivet on all kitchen worktops, regardless of the material.

Equally, there should be no problems if you chop foods on it, although again we advise using a chopping board. However, even if you do chop foods on it, the most likely problem will be that you blunt your knife edge.

Of course, when it comes to preparing and mixing foods, one of the advantages of granite is that, once it has been sealed (it is naturally a porous stone) it will not suffer from any stains. Likewise, when you spill things on it, which is always going to happen from time to time in a kitchen, it will not cause any problems.

As a natural stone, one of the benefits of granite is that every slab is different. Nobody will have a kitchen worktop that is the same as yours. Granite also comes in a wide range of colours and veining. There is white granite (yes, similar to marble), red granite, beige, brown, green, black, blue, grey – and all with different grains and patterns in them.

This means that where you have more than one worktop, or need more than one slab, you can match them closely if you wish, but equally you can choose to mix them with different colours and patterns. Your choices are almost endless.

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