When it comes to choosing your new kitchen, one of the first things you will probably consider is what type of worktop you want. Worktops are the part of your kitchen that can really pull the whole design together. But the decisions for your worktop do not just stop at picking the material and the colour that you want, as there are a few customisations that you might want to consider.
Drainage grooves are one of the most common customisations that people opt for in their worktops. Here, we explain what they are and why they may be a good choice for you.
What are Drainage Grooves?
Drainage grooves are a very important part of any kitchen, as they allow water to drain off your worksurface straight into the sink. You can have them cut into your Granite worktop to add an extra sleek design feature next to your sink
The Benefits of Drainage Grooves
With drainage grooves cut directly into your Granite worktop, there is no need for a separate drainage unit. In a sleek modern kitchen, a good drainer unit that fits in with the style of your kitchen can be costly. Drainage grooves cut into your worksurface can not only save you some money but they are also just as effective as a standalone drainer can be.
Drainage grooves work well with any under-mounted sink or a Belfast sink, they can really help to complete the design aesthetic of your kitchen, giving it a really slick seamless look which is very on trend at the moment. In addition, when they are not in use they simply form a part of your worktop, unlike a separate drainer which will sit on your worktop creating clutter and spoil the clean lines of your kitchen.
Another important benefit of drainage grooves is that they help protect the surface of your worktop from pooling water by providing a way for the water to drain away. Pools of water on your worktop can damage the surface if they are not cleaned away promptly.
Drainage grooves are added to the worktop once you have chosen it so there are a number of options available to you. These include the number of grooves, the length of the grooves and even how they are placed.
Drainage grooves really are a design feature that you can add to make your granite worktops look even better and can give your kitchen style as well as function.