Recreating the look and feel of your kitchen or bathroom can be bit of a minefield. Deciding what will work best for you can be a really time consuming process, so we wanted to help you out a little. Whether you are refurbishing your whole kitchen or bathroom or maybe you are looking to give the room a little facelift, new worktops are often one of the main things we debate upon. In this blog, we are going to go into some detail about Granite worktops in particular. So, for everything you need to know about this surface, have a read. Granite worktops are one of the most commonly used materials amongst the stone worktop industry. One of the main reasons for this is down to it being an extremely resilient material. Granite is a natural rock, it’s cut whilst in its natural state to the shape required and is then polished ready for use. Although there isn’t as big a colour range as some of the other surfaces, which is down to granite being a natural stone, the markings and tones are always unique for the same reason. Another great advantage of granite is that the colour of the stone will not fade, meaning the quality of the appearance will remain. You are sure to get an original piece if you were to opt for a granite worktop. One of the most appealing attributes of this worktop is the fact that it is very durable. It is particularly scratch resistant, meaning it will stay looking newer for longer! It is also extremely tolerable of high temperatures, which is just another reason why this material is perfect for kitchens. You may also be wondering how hygienic this specific stone worktop is, well, the answer is, very. Thanks to this worktop being non-porous, it doesn’t allow for liquids/germs etc. to soak into the stone, making it very hygienic and easy to clean, bonus! This is a particularly good quality for those who have a family with children around, as we all know food often doesn’t stay on the plates! A great thing about granite worktops, that people often do not consider, is the value they add to your home. As long as they are looked after well, granite worktops can last for years and years, which means it won’t be necessary to have them replaced any time soon after the fit. Keep them clean using soapy water and as long as they are maintained like this, there is no reason your granite worktops won't look brand new for years to come! We hope this has answered the majority of the questions you may have around granite worktops. If you are considering having granite, or any other surfaces installed into a new kitchen, or just replacing your current worktops, Purple are here to help! We offer a free quote service that you are able to request at your convenience. With the first and only stone workshop in the country, you can trust us to get the job done right. If you have any other questions regarding granite worktops, or any others, please do not hesitate to contact us!