Everything you need to know about granite worktops
Choosing a new worktop can be a difficult decision, but granite worktops continue to be a popular choice – with good reason! Each granite worktop is unique, as it is made from natural stone sourced from quarries and then sliced into slabs of varying thickness to suit a variety of kitchens. Granite is one of the hardest rocks on earth, besides diamonds of course, making it perfect for use in a kitchen.
What are the benefits of granite worktops?
Granite worktops offer a wide range of benefits, including:
If you’re looking for a worktop you don’t have to maintain often, granite is the perfect choice for you. Although some varieties of Granite can be porous, a sealer can be applied in our factory meaning that all types of granite can handle stains and liquids. Your granite may then need resealing on average every 1-5 years and this completely depends on the type of granite, type and quality of the sealer used and the quality of the sealer application. Once sealed, the granite requires very little maintenance. You will be given expert advice upon purchase and installation of your granite worktop from Touchstone Worktops Ltd.
The surface will be so durable and strong that you’ll be able to chop up ingredients directly on the surface! However, this isn’t recommended, as it will blunt your knives. When properly sealed, granite worktops won’t absorb any liquid spilt on it, therefore preventing any staining that may occur on other types of worktops.
Granite comes in a wide range of colours and patterns due to being naturally formed. You’ll never have the same worktop as anybody else, so if you’re looking for something unique and individual to your kitchen, then granite is the best choice for you.
Granite doesn’t decrease in value and if installed in your kitchen, it will increase the appeal of your property to prospective buyers. A smart, modern kitchen with a granite worktop leaves less work for the new owners to do.
What is Sensa by Cosentino?
Sensa granite is a brand of granite that’s adapted to strengthen the essential properties, to keep the surfaces in peak condition for longer.
Sensa granite offers a multitude of benefits, including:
- A 15-year guarantee on all their products
A clear sign of confidence in their own product, Sensa offers a great guarantee on all their products, giving you peace of mind that you’ll receive only the best product and the assurance of maintenance for over a decade.
- No special maintenance required
Sensa granite has a high-quality surface that offers a reliable performance over the years, that requires no special maintenance. Normal granite requires resealing, but Sensa granite goes under a long-term, invisible treatment that protects the surface but also lets it breathe.
- Can be in direct contact with any food without staining occurring
Some worktops react to acidity or heat badly, leaving behind stains and deformed surfaces. However, Sensa granite can come into contact with all food and liquids without leaving any marks.
Here at Touchstone Worktops, we have been working in the industry for a total of 150 years, giving us the know-how to complete every job to a high standard. We offer a wide range of granite worktops, in a variety of colours to suit every style. Get in touch with a friendly member of our team today for more information on our granite worktops.