Granite worktops have been the most popular choice for solid worktops and countertops for as long as stone has been used in this way. The main reason for this is the strength and endurance of the stone, its resistance to scratches and stains, and its non-porous nature.
In fact they can be considered as very good investments as they add value to the form of any kitchen apart from imparting a unique charm on the looks.
Kitchen is one of the most important parts of any household and since times immemorial; it has been the center of activity in a house. Modern day kitchens have become the epitome of space management and design; it has seen the marriage of sophistication and ease. Convenience is the other name that is often used as a metaphor for these modern day modular kitchens. But the entire functioning and activity of any kitchen revolves around a central thing-the worktop. This is like the command center of any kitchen- ingredients are laid out, vegetables cut and chopped, spices mixed in proportions, dough battered and readied. And what could be better than putting up a granite worktop in the center of the kitchen to highlight its aesthetics.
Granite is a type of igneous rock formation and when cut and polished has a fine and smooth surface. It is increasingly replacing marble in its uses because of its superior durability. Also as granite is highly resistant to temperature granite worktops can be ideally installed even very close to the stove. They can also be very easily cleaned as it’s difficult for the stains to stick on their surface. Because granite can be found in various patterns and hues, each granite worktop would have its unique appeal. Silvery grey and beige are the basic colours and so can be cheap but other varieties with rose, green or gold streaks through the stone come with a more stunning effect and so can go a bit more expensive. But it is advisable that while choosing the colour one should go for more natural colours as they are more neutral and more likely to match with a colour scheme of any home.