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Why Granite is a Great Work Surface Choice For Your Freestanding Kitchen

There are a number of practical and aesthetic reasons to choose granite for your freestanding kitchen worktops. Let’s take a look at some of the key benefits involved in opting for this hardwearing, visually-striking raw material…and how your new kitchen design might benefit from the investment.

Durable and tough!

If you’re looking for a worktop that can withstand the day-to-day strain of a busy working kitchen, then granite is about as hardy as it comes. In terms of natural robustness, the igneous rock is second only to diamond, and, when properly installed, it will be the last countertop you ever need. Highly-resistant to heat, scratching and cracking, your granite worktop’s innate toughness can weather all manner of domestic duties.

Low maintenance option

When properly sealed, your freestanding granite worktop will resist even the hardiest of stains. Spillages can be eradicated simply by using just soap and water, or with a specialist granite cleaning product. As long as you tackle your gravy jug overflows quickly–as you might with any countertop material–you’ll enjoy a stain-free worktop surface for years.

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Increases the value of your home

A new freestanding granite worktop can add value to your kitchen, as well as the obvious aesthetic benefits of choosing a naturally-striking raw material. Investment returns can be as much as 100%, meaning your property’s market value will rise in conjunction with the amount you spend on the worktop.

In simple terms, a granite worktop surface could be the difference, such is its quality and durability, between a potential buyer choosing your home over another that might have opted for a less desirable material.

A long-term investment

While you might experience the joys of granite worktop ownership for the next three decades or so, your neighbour might be required to replace their laminate countertop two or three times in the same period. While the initial outlay might be more in comparison to materials such as wood or even quartz, the long-term hardiness means you’ll undoubtedly save money over time. In short, granite countertops are a hugely cost-effective worktop solution for your freestanding kitchen.

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Unrivalled aesthetics

As well as the myriad of practical qualities associated with granite, what really stands out, whether it’s for your countertops or freestanding kitchen island work surface, is the stone’s natural beauty. Its texture, its subtle-hued aesthetics; there’s really no other material comparable and will suit a variety of different kitchen styles and freestanding cabinet combinations, both modern and traditional.

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How can we help?

If you’d like any advice or guidance on the range of worktops available for your freestanding kitchen, or would like to hear more about the benefits of choosing granite, then please don’t hesitate getting in touch. Our friendly team is always on hand to answer your questions. Together, we can build your dream kitchen!

Posted on July 14th 2022

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