Welcome to ADL Granite & Marble’s FAQ guide to granite worktops. As experts in the field, we understand that you may have questions about this beautiful and durable natural stone. In this article we aim to address the most frequently asked questions about granite worktops, providing you with the knowledge you need to make an informed decision for your kitchen. Let’s dive into the world of granite worktops and discover the benefits they offer.
What Is Granite?
Granite is a natural stone that is formed deep within the earth’s crust. It is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar, with additional minerals contributing to its unique colours and patterns. Granite worktops are renowned for their durability, heat resistance, and stunning visual appeal.
Why Should I Choose Granite Worktops For My Kitchen?
Granite worktops offer several advantages. They are exceptionally durable, being one of the hardest natural stones, making them highly resistant to scratches, chips, and cracks. It is also heat resistant. This allows you to place hot pots and pans directly on the surface without fear of damage. These facts, together, allow it to withstand the rigours of everyday use.
How Do I Maintain A Granite Worktop?
There are three main ways to make sure that it stays in top condition.
You should clean it regularly. Wipe the surface with a soft cloth or sponge with mild cleaning agents and warm water. Avoid abrasive cleaning agents, as those can dull and corrode the surface.
Check on its sealing regularly. The most popular place for bacteria to grow is in the places its hardest for you to clean. The sealant keeps dirt and water out of these areas, but it can degrade with time and use. Because of this, you should check your sealing regularly and have it repaired when needed. Doing so will keep your worktop clean, hygienic, and in working order for longer.
Can They Be Repaired If Damaged?
In the rare event that it is damaged by chips or cracks, it can be repaired by professional stone fabricators. They have the expertise to seamlessly restore the surface, ensuring it looks as good as new.
Can I Cut Directly On Granite Worktops?
While granite is highly resistant to scratches, we don’t recommend cutting directly on the surface. Doing so is unlikely to actually damage the surface, but you may scratch it. To preserve a pristine appearance, we recommend that you use a cutting board to protect the granite and your knives.
If you’re looking to enhance your home with the timeless beauty of a granite worktop? Contact ADL Granite & Marble today. Our team of experts is ready to assist you in finding the perfect granite worktop solution tailored to your style and needs.
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