The kitchen is undoubtedly the heart of the home and no matter what your tastes, the worktop will provide the ‘pièce de résistance’ of your individual kitchen design and functionality.
No matter whether you choose a modern high-gloss white kitchen or a wood and butler sink country kitsch style, a hard wearing yet elegant worktop is vital to finishing your look. What better way to convey the high quality aesthetic of your kitchen than having a granite worktop?
Granite comes in a veritable smorgasbord of colours and finishes – from pinks and creams to blues and blacks – making it an ideal material to fit into your designated style of kitchen. As well as colour, granite is available in an ‘in vogue’ high gloss finish but is also readily available in a more understated yet classy matte finish.
With its attractive mottled appearance and incredible hard wearing nature, granite is a popular choice in a high-spec kitchen for those who relish cooking and entertaining. Despite granite not being the cheapest of materials, the old saying ‘you get what you pay for’ is more true than ever, as granite is resistant to heat, stains and water damage as well as being able to be pre cut to include sink inserts and draining boards. In fact, granite is virtually indestructible and its cold surface is ideal for budding bakers to create pastry delights on.
Due to its quality nature and sound reputation, apartments and houses with such hi-spec kitchens command higher prices than their compatriots who do not use quality fittings such as granite worktops. London is an area that expects fashionable, high calibre kitchens and as such, granite is a popular material in the city for riverside apartments or Victorian houses alike.