Recessed drainage area
We can recess the whole drainage area by milling the granite down and re-polishing it. This will prevent water in the drainage area spilling off the edge of the worksurface. The drainage area can be sloped down towards the sink to facilitate drainage. Drainage areas can be shaped to any shape you require with the only restriction being that the internal corners must have a minimum radius of 50mm.
Tap holes can be cut into the worksurface to accommodate the tap. The majority of mono-block taps require a 35mm hole with the majority of bridge taps requiring a 25mm hole. The tap manufacture’s installation manual should say the hole size required.
Upstands are highly advised. Not only do they finish the worktops off, they help cover inevitable discrepancies in the walls. Also as the upstands provide a waterproof barrier at the back of the worksurface there is not need to tile above if you don’t want to. Obviously you can still tile above the upstands if want. The standard height of upstands are 100mm but they can be higher or lower if required.
Backsplashes are not only look fantastic but are practical too protecting the wall behind the cooker from splashes. Backsplashes can be rectangular or curved and shaped depending on your design.