The high density and hardness of Granite worktops, combined with their low porosity, which is lower than that of marble as a result of going through much higher pressure and heat during this igneous rock’s formation, makes worktops made from this material perfect for high traffic areas in kitchens and bathrooms. Extracted from worldwide locations and cut using highly accurate, specialist equipment, the highly polished granite worktops are consistently of the finest possible quality.
Their high functionality and durability make these easy-to-clean, hygienic worktops especially ideal for use in kitchens, although they will also lend a touch of elegant class and beauty to countertops used in hotel and business reception areas, as well as delicatessen counters and so on. In short, wherever a high quality, durable worktop is required, Granite will offer the perfect solution. Being frost resistant, they can even be used for a whole range of outdoor purposes.
Depending on the area from which the Granite originated, the worktops will normally display a grainy, medium to slightly coarse texture, with some finishes showing pebble-like, larger effects. This is always part of and the result of the consistency of the natural stone. The colour of the worktops will also vary depending on extraction locations, and may range from black or red to greys, greens, pinks, blues, yellows and pastel creams. Naturally, this allows these worktops to blend in perfectly with any kind of surrounding decor.
In any case, they will retain their elegant, timeless beauty for years to come with only the minimal amount of care required. Ideally, a chopping board should be used when cutting things, in order to prevent scratching. Spills of acidic fluids, such as vinegar, lemon juice or soda pop, for instance, should be wiped off immediately. A slight discolouration may occur if extremely hot pots or pans are placed onto the surface. This can be buffed out comparatively easily using fine steel wool. Glue-like residues can be scraped off carefully with a one-sided razor-blade, or even a credit card.
The surfaces should be cleaned regularly with a solution of warm water and a little mild dish soap with a balanced PH factor, which should be rinsed and dried off thoroughly to avoid dulling. Granite worktops can be polished with nothing but a soft cloth to retain that beautiful shine and, if looked after well, will provide a lifetime of magnificent beauty.
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