Is a Granite Worktop Worth It?

May 22, 2019 | Kitchen Tips & Advice, Kitchen Worktops, News

Choosing a new worktop can be quite difficult for homeowners considering the sheer number of worktops that you can choose from. For example, you can choose between a variety of materials such as quartz, timber, laminate, and more. Granite worktops have become very popular and many households are now using this material in their kitchen.

In this article, we will explain the advantages and disadvantages of having a granite worktop.


Advantages of Granite Worktop 

The main advantage of having a granite worktop is that granite isn’t porous, which means that liquids and air cannot soak or pass through the material, therefore resulting in less dirt and bacteria forming. In addition to this, it also results in having a cleaner kitchen worktop as it is resistant to dirt while many other materials will suffer from it.

Another advantage is that it is very low maintenance as it more durable than other materials and it is also very easy to clean. Granite is also a very heat-resistance material which makes it ideal for use near a cooktop or a range. Granite worktops can also add more value to your home too due to its eco-friendly nature and appearance.


Disadvantages of Granite Worktop

Although granite worktops offer a variety of wonderful advantages, such as visual appeal, it does have a slight disadvantage. The granite worktop requires a little bit of energy to maintain as they need to be sealed to preserve their non-porous nature. The sealing is done by a fabricator, but it only needs to be maintained about once every 5 years, therefore, it doesn’t impose a major convenience when compared to some other types of worktops.


Should I Buy A Granite Worktop?  

Overall, a granite worktop is a worthwhile investment. This is due to the fact that it provides a durable, strong, and clean countertop for your kitchen. If it is installed correctly and sealed regularly then it can last for decades. A granite worktop has an aesthetic natural look which makes it have a sense of uniqueness about it. Although they do have some disadvantages and does cost more than other materials, their durability makes them worth the cost overall. However, in the end, deciding on a kitchen worktop will really depend on your preferences and your needs.


Contact Us for Kitchen Designs & Fitted Kitchens 

If you’re thinking of getting a kitchen worktop, then look no further we have a various range of worktop. Our team at Room By Room have years of experience and expertise in designing and installing kitchens to your exact specifications and needs.

Call us on 01902 710545 or you can contact us here.