When choosing a new worktop for your home, there are a number of factors that you need to take into consideration before you make your final purchase. Each material has its own set of advantages over the others, and they all need to be considered before you choose your material. This article will discuss the merits of granite surfaces, from the material itself to the aesthetic benefits of the surface, to help you decide whether or not it is the right choice for your kitchen. The durability of granite is one of the strongest benefits of the material. Granite is very hard to scratch and damage, and will resist the general wear and tear that may befall other surfaces. If you opt for a granite surface, you are choosing a material that will last for as long as you want it to, and it is very unlikely you will need to replace it due to damage. While granite worktops may be a bit more expensive than other surfaces, their durability makes it a very worthy purchase. As well as being a durable surface, granite worktops take the hassle out of cleaning your kitchen surfaces. Any food or liquid spillages can be easily cleaned with some warm water and detergent. Compare this to a wooden worktop, for example, where spillages can soak into the surface and fall into the small grooves and cracks that naturally occur in wood. This means that granite is much easier to keep germ-free, and furiously scrubbing your worktops will be a thing of the past. Granite worktops are also available in a wide range of colours and patterns; at Touchstone Worktops, our range of subtle, earthy colours ensures that we can provide you with a granite worktop to suit the theme and style of your kitchen. The pattern on each granite worktop is totally unique, so your kitchen can benefit from an extra bit of individuality. The subtle colours that granite is available in means there is a style to match most colour scheme, so your worktops and cabinets can blend together to create the perfect appearance and atmosphere. At Touchstone Worktops, our expert craftsmen can also create edge profiles to further enhance the look of your worktop. Although it is a subtle change, the right edge profile can help your worktop blend into the overall theme of the kitchen. Above are just a few of the benefits of choosing a granite worktop that can help you make your decision when renovating your kitchen. Here at Touchstone Worktops, we have a wide range of granite worktops that are available in a spectrum of colours, each featuring their own unique patterns. For more information, browse our selection on our website, or get in touch with us by phone or email and we’ll be more than happy to help you.