Product detail

A granite worktop isn’t only a thing of beauty, it’s a practical, enduring and robust addition to any kitchen or bathroom. Offering a contemporary touch of class and high-quality finish to your room, our granite worktops are available in a number of colours which will suit every style and taste, from a traditional country farmhouse to the most modern of city apartments. We can also try to source any granite that isn’t listed in our range, simply let us know.

 

Granite Worktops

Beauty and benefits

The kitchen and bathrooms receive the biggest amount of use and as one of the toughest materials known to man, granite makes the ideal worktop. Heat and scratch resistant, it won’t mark like wooden or plastic versions; instead, with love and care, it will stay smooth and beautiful for years to come. What’s more, granite is a very hygienic option, as bacteria can’t grow in scratches and dents.

What’s more, no two pieces of granite are ever the same. The colour and patina vary across even a few metres of the same slab, so your worktop will always be unique and unlike anyone else’s.

Not just for the kitchen

You’d be mistaken if you thought granite was used only to create bespoke kitchen work surfaces; it has a wide variety of applications. We can create backsplashes, islands, window sills, vanity tops, upstands and cladding. We can give you off cuts with which to make attractive cutting boards or pan rests. In the bathroom, granite can create a calming effect, seamlessly incorporating the sink.

The installation process

Our skilled craftspeople take great care over the installation of your worktop. It’s a relatively simple process that, depending on the size of the job, may not take too long. It involves:

  • Templating: taking the measurements and creating a pattern for your worktops
  • Fabrication: the cutting of the stone using a digital template which has been edited to include cut outs for the taps, sink and hob, draining board grooves, etc. This drawing is loaded into a powerful computer-operated saw which cuts the stone exactly to specification.
  • Installation: the physical fitting and affixing of your new surfaces.

If you would like to find more out about the granite worktop prices and how we could help you make your home look wonderful, then please get in touch on 01329 844474 or submit a form to get a quote.

Granite worktops care

We offer lots of advice on looking after your granite so that it may remain in excellent condition for many years to come. The most important things to remember are to clean up any spills and to use the right products on your surfaces – ones that have been specially formulated for granite. We can seal your granite product with Dry-Treat Stain Proof™, for which we are Accredited Applicators. This offers a 15-year guarantee against staining and means no resealing will be needed in that time. No other product protects to the same level.

Granite worktops care Dos

  • Clean up spills immediately.
  • Clean the worktops regularly using a recommended cleaner. We recommend HANAFINN Rejuvenata™
  • If you opted to have the worktops sealed with Dry-Treat Stain-Proof™ register for your 15 year warranty against staining.

Granite worktops care Don'ts

  • Spill anything on the worktops for at least 24 hours after fitting as the sealer will still be curing. The worktops can be used after 24 hours but the sealer will not fully cure for another 7-10 days.
  • Use harsh or abrasive cleaners (using non approved cleaners may invalidate the 15-year Stain-Proof warranty if applicable)
  • Leave anything acidic on the worktops such as lemon juice, red wine etc. for a prolonged period of time. The acid may etch the polished surface leaving a dull spot. No sealer including Stain-Proof™ will fully protect against acid etching.
  • Put anything very hot on the worktops. Although granite is quite heat resistant and may withstand hot things sometimes, there is always a risk of a thermal fracture if the temperature of the granite changes rapidly. We recommend using trivets around the kitchen
  • Cut directly on the granite. Again granite is very scratch resistant but not scratch proof; it will also dull your knives. We recommend using a chopping board
  • Drop anything heavy onto the worktops especially the edges. Although granite is very strong it can also be brittle and may chip