Granite Range

Granite Worktops and Countertops

Granite is a common type of intrusive, felsic, igneous rock which is granular and phaneritic in texture. Granite worktops are incredibly tough and hard wearing and bring a high end feel to any kitchen worktop. This rock consists mainly of quartz, mica, and feldspar. Occasionally some individual crystals (phenocrysts) are larger than the groundmass, in which case the texture is known as porphyritic.

 

What is Granite

Granite has long been a preferred material for kitchen worktops, thanks to its exceptionally hard-wearing, durable, and unique aesthetic qualities. Granite is easy to clean and maintain, provided some simple guidelines are followed. The granite used in making kitchen worktops is the same natural product as that found in classic building structures and monuments. Formed by the cooling of lava Millions of years ago, it is available in a range of beautiful, naturally occurring colours, from pink and grey, through to blue, brown and black. Although rough in its natural state, the surface of granite can be polished to a smooth, shiny finish. The use of Granite has increased over the centuries owing to the intrinsic strengths it has over other types of stone such as marble. Firstly, granite is highly resistant to weathering. Secondly, it is extremely heat resistant. Thirdly, it is very hard and durable, and does not scratch easily. These characteristics make Granite worktops the sublime choice. Although these characteristics mean granite is ideal for the cut and thrust of kitchen life, it is important to remember that it is a natural product and that certain basic steps should be taken in maintaining granite worktops thus ensuring they remain in top condition.

 

Granite Care Information

Firstly it is essential that a granite worktop is sealed to protect it from stains, and we carry this out in out factory in hastings East Sussex . A granite worktop, like any other worktop, should be cleaned regularly. The best way to clean granite worktops is with soap and water. Secondly, although granite is very unlikely to crack when exposed to high temperatures, it is still advisable to eliminate any possibility of marks and blemishes from hot pans and dishes by always placing a protective mat underneath hot items. Also, when using sharp or heavy objects it is better to err on the side of caution and use a chopping board rather than the worktop itself; although granite is tough, like any natural substance it can contain weak spots that may chip or crack. Finally, any spills should be cleaned up as soon as possible with soapy water, particularly acidic liquids such as wine and orange juice, acid easily stains granite worktops.

 

How & Where can Granite be used?

Granite can be used in the following applications:

  • Flooring
  • Countertops
  • Bathroom Counter Tops
  • Wall coverings
  • Vanity Tops
  • Shower Rooms
  • Desks
  • Staircases
  • Reception Counters
  • Sinks and Trough Basins

Marble 2 Marvel are the company to use….. Everyone …  Avi the owner, Vanessa, the fitters and  Ian ‘the amazing templating guy’ are extremely professional, so friendly and,most importantly, are perfectionists. We are absolutely  thrilled with our  stunning work surfaces and would,without doubt,recommend this company. We have had so many ‘wow’ comments already!! 

Liz & Mike 

 

I must say how impressed I was with your installation team. I understand it was a very complex situation and it took 5 operatives to finally get the stone in place! However it now looks fantastic and the whole kitchen has exceeded our expectations.

Mr O’Neill, Stone Cross.

 

We are very satisfied with the service and very happy with the result, we obviously made a good choice and we would certainly recommend you.

Mr Oaten, Sedlescombe.

We wish to put on record our appreciation of the way we have been served right from the initial viewing of the worktop choices through to the efficient installation and finish of the worktop that now graces our new kitchen.

Mr and Mrs Kadwill, Eastbourne.

I was really happy with the excellent service provided by Marble 2 Marvel when I recently purchased new work tops. Every detail mattered to them and because of that I am a completely satisfied customer. Many thanks to their team.

Mrs Sandaver, Hastings.

I thought I should let you know we are absolutely delighted with our new Silestone worktop. It looks spectacular and finishes our new kitchen off perfectly…

Review by Mrs Pont in Bexhil on Sea who purchased the Silestone worktop.