GRANITE; Definition 1: A very hard natural igneous rock formation of visibly crystalline texture formed essentially of quartz and orthoclase, used for building and monuments. 2: Unyielding firmness or endurance
Kitchen Worktops Direct are pleased to present to you a beautiful range of granite, that will make the perfect worktops for your kitchen. Wonderfully rich in colour, any one of our granite ranges contains charm and a visual story of its origin. From the colourful Rosa Sardo Beta to the strong appeal of Absolute Black, our range of granite kitchen worktops are a tribute to natures' power and beauty.
It is this range of colours and patterns that make granite such an appealing and unique material to use for granite kitchen worktops. Each piece of home granite is unique, just like you.
Kitchen Worktops Direct offer their customers some of the worlds finest Granite that we can supply to you, anywhere in the mainland of the United Kingdom. It is our goal that our customers receive the finest quality granite and the highest quality customer service
Some Facts About Granite
- Molecular structure renders granite very stable but rigid. It is an extremely inflexible material. Unlike material like Corian, for example, granite will not bend or flex in worktop thickness, therefore making it unsuitable for long span applications. If a longer worktop is required, the darker granites are recommended, as these are generally stronger.
- Baltic Brown, Giallo Veniziano and sometimes other lighter colours, are resin treated at source to fill natural flaws and pot marks.
- Slips (kit form) around sink and hob cutouts are fitted in certain circumstances - if tops are too long and depending upon type and size of cutout etc.
- Granite worktops are sealed prior to dispatch and upon installation. Periodically worktops should be re-sealed to prevent damage occurring. This is especially necessary in high traffic areas.
- Although one of the least absorbent stones, Granite can be stained by grease, wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices and even champagne.
- Granite joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge and silicone sealant is applied to prevent liquid penetration.
- Granite is a much harder and less porous material than marble. It is much less prone to random large veining, flaw lines and pitting.
- The strongest form or structure is a sphere, therefore the full bullnose edge is far less susceptible to damage than a squared off edge.