Everything you need to consider when choosing a new granite kitchen worktop
Choosing a new granite worktop for your kitchen is an exciting prospect; there are so many options available for virtually any kitchen aesthetics and design. But, how do you decide what kind of granite to buy, and what do you need to consider before you buy it?
We’ve got everything you could ever need to know when choosing your new granite kitchen worktop.
Although granite is a catch-all phrase for a type of stone, it doesn’t just come in one colour or style. Granite is an incredibly versatile material in terms of both use and variety so you can find a type of granite that works best for you and your kitchen design.
The most traditional granite colours are black and white, but it can also come in a number of other colours, including grey and red/pink. When choosing the colour of granite you’d like for your kitchen, make sure to take samples home and view them at different times of day, in different lights and in different places in your kitchen.
This way, you know exactly what the colours will look like in your home, instead of simply what it looks like when it’s on show, and you can decide which one you like best.
Keep your budget in mind when considering granite options. While it can be tempting to consider everything available and then narrow it down, you run the risk of falling in love with a material that may be way out of your price range. We can help you find the right granite kitchen worktop, get a quote today.
If you really do want to use a particular granite option but you can’t stretch to using it for all your kitchen worktops, why not consider using it just for a bar or kitchen island? Then you can use another material for the other surfaces to create a contrast or statement piece in your kitchen.
Finish and maintenance
Unless you want to be cleaning your brand-new granite worktop all the time, or you want a rugged look in your kitchen, it’s important to choose a finish for your stone. This will reduce the amount of maintenance the material needs, will make it easier to clean and will make the surface more hygienic.
Smooth, finished worktops can often be cleaned with just a cloth and warm water, or an all-purpose surface cleaner. Just beware of spilling anything acidic on a granite surface and not cleaning it up quickly – this could corrode the stone after a period of time.
When measuring the space for your granite worktops, make sure that you measure it to fit perfectly – granite is a heavy stone and installation will be that much easier if no alterations need to be made.
This will also ensure that no extra pieces need to be slotted in at joints, which could interrupt the natural pattern of the stone.
If you’re looking for a bespoke, custom made granite worktop for your kitchen, look no further than County Stone and Granite. Our high-quality granite, and years of experience working with it will ensure your new kitchen worktops look exactly how you imagine and will fit perfectly into the space you require. Contact us to get a quote and our friendly and helpful team will be on hand to guide you through the process to help you find the perfect fit, size and design for your granite kitchen worktop.