Homeowners who are eager to enhance the value of their house can enjoy the durability and easy maintenance of an upgrade to granite worktops. Granite has a durability of a stone that is second only to diamond.
Granite, which is created from molten rock, can usually withstand the heat from a naked pot. No need for mats of any kind when using pastry dough on its surface, it also has excellent surface hardness. Due to its durability and low maintenance, it requires little upkeep, although it is not entirely impervious to damage.
You put your outlay into a granite worktop at the beginning, during installation. The one high-cost comes at installation, because once it is properly installed, it has a lifetime that goes beyond many other kinds of work surface. All granite worktops, because the granite is composed of various minerals, may have various needs when it comes to their maintenance. You may require care for each slab in a different way. However, they all have uniformity when it comes to maintenance too. You will need to ask your suppliers and installers about the specific details.
In addition to the polished, honed look that can be achieved with granite worktops, you will find that you can also get matt finishes. The polished finish may be very charming, but you may want to ask yourself what kind of cooking and work you’ll be doing in the kitchen. If your kitchen is a busy environment, a less polished look may be more effective and just as stylish. You can maintain the polished surface through the use of sealants of various kinds – and sometimes they may be a necessity rather than a choice. However, over the course of a granite worktop’s lifetime, you can enhance the look of the countertop by having it maintained professionally by polishers. This extends the lifetime of your investment and it brings a like new look to the surface. Sealants of various kinds can also be used to prevent staining and scratches and damage of other kinds to the granite worktops.
So how to maintain granite worktops? Daily care should be taken to maintain the surface if you work on it a lot. Granite worktops can withstand their knocks, heat and bangs, but the polished surface makes it prone to other kinds of damage. Soup and juice spillages can be wiped up with a damp cloth. You should use a chopping board for various activities – scratches can be brought about with knives and various other cutlery items. Don’t let acidic juices such as lemon and other citrus to stain or mark the surface – and vinegars and soft drinks ought to be wiped up immediately too. You can compound problems by using harsh cleaning agents or abrasive bleaches – whether they’re in liquid or powder forms. A small amount of washing up liquid and warm water with a neutral or non acidic pH balance will do wonders for the granite worktops.
Longevity and beauty make the granite worktop a great choice for a kitchen.