When you are planning your new kitchen, picking the worktops can be a very daunting process. Choosing the right one for you can be a challenge, with many materials and colours with different properties to pick from. Make a start by thinking of how you use your kitchen. If you like baking, granite worktops are a great place to start, it keeps pastry nice and cool whilst working with it directly on the worktop.
Granite is one of the most popular materials to use in kitchens and with good reason; granite is a natural material, and one of the hardest substances in the world. As it is natural no two slabs are exactly the same, so each piece is unique. There are many colours to choose from with a variety of thickness, grain and veins. The surface can also be ‘leathered’, meaning the stone is sand blasted to raise the vein which reveals a very tactile surface.
Granite worktops are easy to look after and is very hardwearing, although it is not recommended to place a very hot pan on the surface as the stone can have weaknesses in it as it is a natural substance. Granite is easy to clean and as long as things like red wine, oil and lemon juice is not left to soak in, will not stain, it really is a very forgiving material to use for your worktop surface.
At Chris Chapman Bespoke Kitchens & Furniture we work closely with Landford Stone, a family run business (like us!), who have many years of experience in the industry , and have a professional and friendly team waiting to help you choose the right stone for you.