• 21st of February 2020
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Why Granite?

Granite is hard-wearing, resistant to heat, weathering & marking. It is practical and hygienic and it is available in a multitude of beautiful, naturally occurring colours.

In recent years, Quartz has become one of the most popular materials for kitchen & bathroom worktops. It's hardly surprising as Quartz is such a hardy material, but this doesn't mean that Granite should be overlooked.

Like Quartz, Granite is also hard-wearing, resistant to heat, weathering & marking. It is practical and hygienic and it is available in a multitude of beautiful, naturally occurring colours.

Where does it come from?

You can find Granite across the globe, from the US to Brazil, From Spain to Italy. Depending on where it has been mined and the quality of the minerals in the soil, the stone can be grey, black, brown and even pink. Because it is a natural stone, every piece that is mined is unique so no one else will have the same worktops as you. If you want to create a space with truly bespoke stone then natural stone is the best choice.

What can it be used for?

Granite can be used for kitchen worktops, bathroom countertops, shower rooms, flooring, sinks and trough basins, fireplaces and BBQ Tops. As it is so resistant to heat and marketing, it will look great for years to come. It is great for both residential & commercial projects.

What are the features of Granite?

As we have mentioned, Granite is very strong and non-porous making it hygienic and great for use in a kitchen or bathroom. It is resistant to water and staining and it is difficult to scratch or damage with heat. It is an indigenous rock that is made of quartz, feldspar, micas, amphiboles, and a mixture of additional trace minerals which gives Granite a beautiful spectrum of colours and textures.

Caring for Granite

Granite will have to be regularly sealed to keep it looking it's finest, however, if it is properly maintained and cared for, Granite can last for years to come. Once sealed, this beautiful stone can be cleaned with soapy water and a damp cloth.

Find out more about our Granite Range or Browse our Swatches.