Why Choose Granite?
For any interior or exterior design project, residential or commercial, thorough consideration must first be given to which type of stone is most suitable.
Each stone will differ in its properties, and so will have its advantages and disadvantages as well as certain feel and style that it will bring to the project.
Granite is one of our most popular materials – and in this article we’re going to look at why that is.
But first an overview:
Granite is an intrusive igneous rock which is formed from cooled magma.
It is granular in texture and is usually grey, pink or white in colour, depending on its mineralogy.
Granite worktops are very resistant to extreme temperatures – whether hot or cold – which makes them a very good choice for stone kitchen worktops in particular, as you can place hot pots and pans directly onto the surface (it is formed by heat and pressure after all!).
Granite is a very hard, dense stone and extremely durable, which makes it highly resistant to everything from every day wear and tear (scratches and abrasions) to heavy loads and considerable pressure.
Easy to clean
Granite is also exceptionally easy to clean.
General stains can be cleaned easily and quickly with just warm water, a damp cloth and mild detergent.
However, in the case of light coloured granite, it is advisable that special cleaning products be used once or twice every year.
In addition, granite is also a very hygienic stone – bacterial contamination is not an issue at all.
Due to its unique formation process, granite has a very distinctive and natural look which is almost luminous in character.
Granite worktops do not depreciate in value over time, which means they can add a great deal of value to your property if you intend on selling in the future.