Granite is a hardwearing material which is ideally suited to a kitchen work surface (and it is beautiful to look at too!).
As a material
Granite is an igneous rock and is one of the hardest wearing natural materials. It forms as a result of the slow crystallisation of molten magma beneath the earth’s crust. It is composed of different minerals including quartz, feldspars and mica; the chemistry of all these minerals give the granite its distinctive colouring, flecks and patterning.
As a surface for your home
We treat the surface with a sealant to reduce the slight ability of granite to absorb liquids – meaning that we reduce its porosity. This prevents microscopic droplets of water and other potentially damaging liquids permeating the minute voids between the crystals in the granite rock. Any spillages, especially beetroot, wine, fruit juice, vinegar and hot cooking oil should be wiped away immediately with kitchen roll. The acidity in most of these liquids can eat away at the sealant coating and beneath that, the polished surface. We will advise you on maintenance as part of your consultation and purchase.
We have a granite range to suit all budgets from an attractive entry level product to more exotic types. We can supply to any specifications. For information on our most popular colours and patterns, get in touch.