Can granite be fitted over existing worktops?02-Jan-2020
For those who already have worktops in place and they are not keen on the idea of stripping everything to fit new worktops, it might sound great when you first hear about simply adding a layer of granite. However, it is important to know exactly what you are getting yourself into when you choose this type of surface and what to expect.
In terms of convenience, yes, adding a layer of granite to your existing worktops is the winner. This is because you have far less preparation work to do before your new work surface can be applied. Of course, convenience is not the only matter to consider.
The initial cost of these worktops will usually be fairly to significantly less than solid granite surfaces. This is because they are not made from actual granite but a mixture of materials and a resin to hold it all together. However, when you consider the final point, you may start to wonder whether it's really worthwhile in the long run.
This is where natural stone is the winner by a mile. There is no doubt that natural stone is stronger and will last so much longer than any kind of stone layer applied on top of your existing worktops. So, if you are looking for elegant worktops that will stand the test of time, natural stone is the way to go.
With the pros and cons in mind, the choice really is up to the consumer. It's also worth mentioning that there are different grades when it comes to stone worktops. The better the quality, the greater the investment. Yes, it will cost somewhat more but it will pay off in the long run. Not only will you enjoy the use and luxury of your worktops for years, but it will also help increase the value of your property should you choose to sell in the future.