Granite is one of the most popular materials for kitchen worktops, and it’s easy to see why. It is strong, easy to clean, long lasting and is a great way to add luxury to your kitchen. Whether you’re looking for a striking granite kitchen island or low maintenance kitchen countertops, make sure to take a look at the extensive range of granite available at Marble Supreme.
Advantages of granite countertops
There are a lot of pros of granite countertops, hence its popularity. Not only is it nice aesthetically, it’s also extremely well suited to the harsh kitchen environment.
How hard is granite on the mohs scale?
The mohs scale is a scale from 1 to 10 which ranks the scratch resistance of minerals. At 1 on the scale you can find talc, which is extremely soft, and at 10 is diamond. Granite is a 6 on the mohs scale, which is above marble which is 3 but just under quartz which is 7.
This makes granite an excellent option if you want strong worktops from a natural stone.
Natural and unique
Granite is a natural stone which means that if you have it in your home it is completely unique. Granite is an igneous rock and this means that it is formed through the cooling and hardening of magma. At Marble Supreme we have a large variety of granite in a number of colours and patterns, as you can see below. However, if any catch your eye it’s worth visiting our workshop to see the material in person to fully appreciate it.
Granite is hygienic
When looking for kitchen worktops it is important that the material you choose is hygienic and easy to clean. All natural stone is slightly porous, meaning it’s not completely smooth, however, granite is less porous than lots of other materials. This means that it is less likely to harbour bacteria and easy to keep clean with a mild antibacterial dish soap. Granite can also be made less porous by sealing it.
Natural heat resistance
Granite is naturally heat resistant. Due to the nature of how it is formed (over a long time from cooled magma) it offers a kind of insulation to the hotness of dishes in the kitchen.
Long lasting worktops
When granite is formed for hot magma the cooling process takes a very long time, and slower rates of crystallisation creates stronger bonds between the rock molecules. The slow crystallisation is what gives granite its strength. This means granite worktops can last a really long time before needing to be replaced.
Granite is a great all round material for kitchen worktops, it is eye catching and beautiful to look at, as well as being extremely well suited to the kitchen environment. At Marble Supreme not only do we stock a large range of quality granite, but we are also expert craftsmen with over 65 years of experience in bespoke natural stone projects. Get in touch with us today to find out more!
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