7 advantages of granite countertops

Choosing which material for your kitchen worktops can be one of your biggest decisions if you’re considering renovating your kitchen. Granite countertops are one of the most popular choices. These unique natural stone countertops are both stunning and practical – perfect for busy kitchens.

 

1. Durable

One of the biggest benefits of granite countertops is that they are incredibly durable. If you’re investing a lot of money into a brand-new worktop, you don’t want it covered in scratches and chips after only a few months of use. Granite is one of the toughest materials, making granite countertops highly chip and scratch resistant.

 

2. Heat resistant

Granite kitchen countertops are also highly heat resistant. Because granite is a natural stone formed from cooling magma underneath the earth’s surface, it’s largely unaffected by heat.
Unlike other popular work surfaces, like laminate, you can even put hot pots and pans directly on the countertop without damaging the stone. However, it’s still best to use trivets where possible.

 

3. Stain resistant

Sealed granite countertops are stain resistant. Although granite is a porous material and can be damaged by harmful acids and alkalis, sealant helps to protect granite surfaces from damage.

 

4. Easy to clean and repair

Granite is very tough, making it difficult to chip or scratch. However, if your granite countertop gets damaged, it can be fixed quickly and easily. It can be repaired using a matching coloured putty that hardens and blends in with the rest of the countertop.
It’s also a very easy material to keep clean. You only need a soft cloth, water, and mild detergent, such as washing-up liquid, to keep your worktop shiny and sparkling. Check out our blog on cleaning granite countertops to find out more.

 

5. Unique and natural

Granite countertops are made from slabs of natural stone. Choosing a granite countertop means your work surface is entirely unique, with its own distinctive pattern and colouring.

 

6. Range of colours

Granite is usually associated with white, grey, or black countertops. Although these neutral colours are the most popular, there are also vivid red, blue, and green granite countertops. Whatever your colour palette, you’ll be able to find a granite worktop that’s the perfect choice for your kitchen.

 

7. Investment

Although granite worktops are usually considered expensive, they’re a worthwhile investment and can last years and years. Plus, a high-quality granite worktop adds value to your home.
Granite worktops are similarly priced to quartz worktops per square foot and are cheaper than marble or Dekton. Have a look at our blog ‘how much do granite worktops cost’ for more detailed information.

 

How Mo’s StoneX can help

If, after reading all these impressive benefits, you’ve made up your mind and decided that granite is the perfect material for your new countertop, then we can help.
Mo’s StoneX has years of experience templating and installing granite countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. We have a huge selection of colours ranging from subtle whites to vivid reds.
Our professional and friendly team can help you find the perfect granite countertop for your new kitchen or bathroom. We cover everything from the initial free quote to installing your elegant new granite worktop!
Fill out our online enquiry form for a free quote. Or get in touch with our experienced team for advice on granite countertops and if they’re right for your renovation.