Granite is an extremely hard and durable natural material and comes in a wide variety of colours and patterns. It is extremely heat resistant, easy to maintain, hard wearing and does not scratch easily. Using granite worktop or kitchen countertop is a great way to add value to your home.
Each Granite worktop is unique
Unlike quartz, which is mined and then manufactured by man, every single piece of granite is unique. No two kitchens will ever have the same pattern. The colour range is extensive and can be mottled or streaked or a combination of both. Granite also has a very deep shine, probably more so than any other material used for a kitchen worktop. Any spills can simply be wiped away with a damp cloth and the surface is as good as new again. It is a good idea to clean the surface with a proprietary cleaner every week or so.
While it is always advisable to use a trivet, granite does not seem to suffer when hot pans are placed directly on it. This means that, when cooking, pans can be moved off and back on to the hob as required without the necessity to walk to the other side of the kitchen and put them on another surface such as a stainless steel draining board. In addition, you can keep all the pans together when ready to serve the food, rather than have them scattered around the kitchen.