Granite worktops – a rock-solid investment

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Homeowners looking to treat themselves to a remodelled kitchen, and add significant value to their home to boot, can do no better than using granite worktops. With a great look and a durability which is renowned, they really are the perfect choice.

Whether choosing a glossy or matt finish you can be sure that, as well with other homeowners, you will be thrilled with these stunning worktops.

They last too. Installed by a team of professionals, they are well-designed and expected to last. Looking after your granite worktop is important, though, and maintaining a granite worktop depends on how you will use it.

For example, in a busy kitchen environment, a matt finish is likely to be the best option. This tolerates scrapes and scratches better. If you use your kitchen for entertaining, a glossy finish will really give that ‘wow’ factor. For both finishes though, wiping up spills, especially acidic liquid, with a damp cloth and using a chopping board will keep your worktop looking beautiful.

Cleaning could not be simpler. Just hot water and a little washing-up liquid will be fine. Abrasive cleaning products should not be used on the surfaces – for stubborn spillages, simply soaking in a little hot water for a few minutes will do the trick.

Applying a sealant to the surface on a regular basis will also help. You can ask a professional to do this for you or you can do it yourself – it is quite straightforward to do. If you look after your granite worktop, it will look perfect for years to come, and add value to your home if you decide to move on.