Granite Worktops At Great Prices
It may be the versatility of granite in design that has done so much for the popularity of the material. The range of uses and possibilities is endless and kitchen designers often get creative with the vast color selection and design freedom allowed by modern cutting machines.
Not Just For Worktops
Granite is not only used for tops, it is also used for floor and wall coverings in a very beautiful way. One popular modern look is to match the granite worktops with the adjacent floor tiles to create a clean and sleek design. Since the material is a natural stone, the color goes through and any custom shape can be created. This allows for custom components to be designed, such as an accent in tumbled marble wall tile.
Common thicknesses of granite are 2cm and 3cm, which offer distinctly different looks around edges and sink cutouts. Another thickness option can be had by laminating two slabs of granite together to create even more thickness to the stone. Coupled with a wide range of available edge profiles, the creative and practical design options are quite impressive.
Ease Of Use and Maintenance
Granite worktops are among the simplest to keep clean. The glossy finish obtained by the polishing process is, on its own, very durable and beautiful. Many products are also available now that seal the stone surface to further enhance the natural resistance to moisture. Usually a quick wipe-down will result in worktops with a brand-new shine.
For the busy cook, granite has a very real advantage that no other material can match. It is generally impervious to heat, at least within the normal ranges of hot cooking appliances. This can greatly improve the efficiency of a kitchen in terms of workable space and allow more than one cook to work simultaneously.
Better Pricing Available Now
The pleasing thing is, granite worktops don’t cost what they used to.
Significant improvements in the processes of measuring, cutting, and installing granite have allowed for much more competitive pricing than in years past. This opens up the use of natural granite to a much wider range of consumers and builders.
Modern technology plays a large role in the lower costs available to those seeking to improve the kitchen with granite. Templates can be made digitally which allow for perfectly accurate prefabrication in the shop with all of the cutouts for sinks, faucets, or appliances done prior to arrival.
This improvement in efficiency also allows for a much simpler experience at time of installation. No longer is there as much need for cutting the material on-site which not only makes a tremendous noise, but creates a cloud of dust that is always ready to travel to the nearest, and least understanding, neighbor.
Great Feel, Great Practicality, Great Price
Thanks to the natural beauty of stone that was once reserved for the most elite and well-heeled of society, combined with the modern efficiencies of computerized cutting machines and manufacturing, the best material for worktops is now available to a wide audience.
This may be your year for granite. Take some time to browse the colors, edge details, and other features. Consider how it might work in your kitchen! There has never been a better time for this perfect worktop material.