So you’ve decided it’s time to redo your kitchen, and you’re considering worktops. Do you go for the man-made quartz Caesarstone worktops, with a seemingly infinite range of colours to suit even the most modern tastes, or go for the tried and tested granite?
Quartz worktops, including Compac worktops, have such benefits as being virtually non-porous and therefore very stain resistant and hard wearing. They are not as polished as granite, but that may be offset by your needs. For instance, if you want a lime green counter, then perhaps Silestone worktops are the way to go.
For other options, though, granite is a wonderful choice. A brightly coloured worktop may be a good idea at the time, but it will only work in a certain colour scheme – so when you want to redecorate the kitchen, you’ll need to change the worktops too. Granite, on the other hand, fits in beautifully with modern urban and traditional rural décor. It comes in many colours, but is completely unique from one piece to another. Granite looks great, with patterns including veined marble and star galaxies. It’s incredibly tough, and therefore hardwearing and heat resistant to such a temperature that you can put hot pans on it, for short periods of time, without fear.
As granite is so tough and can blend in with any kitchen style like a chameleon, it will not need replacing so often. As it is resistant to heat, grime and damage, granite will last you a long time saving you cost in the long-term. Despite this, it does not have to be as expensive as you may think, and a quick look online will yield some cheap granite worktops that are just as stunning and practical as their more expensive counterparts. So take a look today – you could have it fitted before you know it, and your kitchen will be the talking point of your next party.