Granite worktops – the basics you need to know

Granite is one of the most popular types of natural stone used around homes and even in commercial spaces. This particular type of stone is known for its beauty, strength and durability which is why it has so many uses.

If you are planning on installing granite worktops, there are a few basic points that you will need to keep in mind. Firstly, granite is a natural stone which means that each slab is unique in terms of colour and veining patterns. While the colours and patterns might be very similar in some cases, they will most likely not be an exact match. However, this unpredictable design is part of the beauty of this stone.

Another important fact to keep in mind is that granite is not unbreakable. By not cleaning up spills, by placing hot pots directly on the stone, or by chopping directly on the surface, you will cause damage. Even if your worktops have been sealed, it does not make them immune to stains. It’s also important to remember that you should not use harsh chemicals on your worktops or you will do more harm than good. Ask your stone supplier for their cleaning recommendations and products they suggest.