Granite is an igneous rock, currently known only on Earth, formed from magma. It forms a major part of the continental crust.
The granite stone was used by people since antiquity, from the pyramids in Egypt (the Red Pyramid, named for its light crimson hue, Menkaure’s Pyramid), to the south Indian temples, in Tanjore and the Brihadeeswarar Temple.
In modern days, granite is used in sculpture, for building monuments and also sports like curling, as the stones are made from Ailsa Craig granite.
If you are looking for an amazing looking, scratch resistant, stain resistant material and easy to clean as worktops for your kitchen, then granite is what you’re looking for. Being so durable and low maintenance, it is also used in commercial and domestic buildings, restaurants, hotels, etc.
Worldwide, no quarry produces the same color pattern which gives you the choice of picking a unique worktop to complement with your kitchen ambiance. In your home, you can also use it for tabletops, wall cladding and backsplash or for other decorative purposes.
To avoid circumstances like the color pattern of your granite worktops for kitchen not complementing the rest of your furniture or cabinets, you can order samples, to help you compare the colors and patterns. Also, for a modular kitchen, it’s very important that the granite’s colors and patterns are harmonious with the rest of your home interior.
You can choose granite to form colors, from the most vibrant to the lightest palette. The only setback is that the vibrant colors will fade as the years pass, so you will have invest money again, while the light and most purchased colors will never be outdated.
Also the granite comes in different qualities and, of course, prices. At its best quality, the granite slab is cut to different sizes, profiles and so on. After this, the granite slab is polished to remove any visual defects until it has a high gloss surface.
In the commercial quality, the polish is done as well, and visual defects like blotches or very tiny natural cracks remain. The slab can be still used successfully by a good manufacturer. Other qualities are not work mentioning as they are used in construction or other activities.
Don’t overlook for some cheap products, the granite worktops for kitchen or other living areas, if you are planning repairs or if you are redecorating your house. Plus, as most of them are custom made, the granite worktops for kitchen will fit perfectly.