Granite is the most popular natural stone choice due to its versatility and superior performance characteristics. Granite is the second hardest stone known to man. It is believed to have been formed as long as 300 million years ago. It polishes beautifully, will not fade and is almost maintenance free. It is easy to clean and is one of the most beautiful counter top materials available on the market today.
It can withstand extremely high temperatures and when properly installed it is very strong. So if unique natural beauty, durability, value, ease of care and safety are important factors in your buying decision, welcome to the world of Granite. Every slab of Granite is unique, displaying differing amounts of colour and movement, even if it is from the same block or quarry. If Granite is your choice of stone, please ask to view the actual slab that will be used in your project.
Peruse the links below to get an idea of the sorts of Granite designs and colour that are available, or contact us to arrange a viewing.
Natural Stone is porous, even when sealed.
So needs to be treated with a more care, during and after use than the manmade stone options. Make sure you blot up spills immediately, to avoid absorption of the spill into the stone.
Use a clean soft wet cloth with mild liquid dishwashing soap to remove spills. Rinse the surface thoroughly with water and gently buff dry with a soft microfiber cloth.
Don’t use vinegar, lemon juice or other cleaners containing acids.
Don’t use metal scouring pads, abrasive powders or creams, as these may scratch the surface. Use only ‘Stone Safe’ cleaners, if you wish to use more than mild liquid dish soap.
Avoid prolonged rubbing in one spot. This could change the appearance of the surface of your stone.
Please take care of your precious stone:
- Heavy items can chip the edges of your stone Benchtops, if bumped on them. Take special care around the sink, hob and dishwasher area, which are prone to movement over edges of stone.
- Your natural stone benchtops are prone to scratching if items are dragged across the surface. Lift and place items gently to best care for your stone.