Granite Worktops Colchester, Essex
For anyone looking for a unique worktop, look no further than our granite worktops in Colchester. Natural stone provides the look and feel of elegance through quality and strength that can never be reached by other materials. In granite, a certain amount of "movement" or grain is usually expected, and many people find the flow and the blending of colours to be the most compelling reason for using genuine stone for their worktops.
Today, granite has very many applications in the commercial and domestic world including tiles, wall cladding, flooring and kitchen worktops and splashbacks, bathroom surfaces, pub bar tops, restaurant tables and worktops, fireplaces, water features, headstones and gravestones. So, by adding granite effect worktops to your home, you will be upgrading to a new elegance with great visual appeal. Take a look at our granite worktops in Colchester on this page. Alternatively, contact us today if you would like to upgrdae and enhance your property with granite effect worktops.
Granite Countertops Colchester
Here at Granite Unlimited, we produce fine granite worktops in Colchester. Granite is the hardest stone after the diamond, with a very dense grain, making it virtually impervious to stain and incredibly hard wearing. So, not only is a granite worktop beautiful, but it is easy to care for, durable and heat resistant: you can rest hot pans on the grainite worktop's surface without damaging it.
This allows us here at Granite Unlimited to create beautiful granite worktops in Colchester. Granite's smooth structure means that it provides few havens for bacteria, requires mimimum maintenance and is, therefore, ideally suited for kitchen worktops. Granite countertops are often found in luxury residences, palaces and hotels throughout the world due to its texture and lustre. If you want to transform your home with one of our beautiful granite countertops in Colchester, get in touch with us today!
Granite Kitchen Worktops Colchester
We have a highly-skilled team of stonemasons who have over 30 years of experience ensuring that our customers only get the very best granite available. Our friendly team at our showroom in Clacton on Sea are always happy to help, so why not come down and visit us in person?
As all of our granite worktops in Colchester are custom made to order, we can match the exact sizing you need for your project, saving you money on both the materials and the disposal! Additionally, we also offer a fitting service by our highly-skilled team of kitchen worktop fitters, who have many years experience in fitting a wide variety of stone worktops into many different designs. So ,you can be confident that when you hire us to supply and fit your granite kitchen worktops in Colchester, you're getting the very best service in the area!
Granite Breakfast Bars Colchester
If you're looking for a stand out feature in your kitchen, then why not consider granite kitchen bars in Colchester? Granite is an impressive feature in any kitchen: it's individual designs, created when Mica, Quartz and Feldspar combine with the natural ingenious rock during formation, are completely unique and natural, giving you an appearance that cannot be found anywhere else!
In addition, a breakfast bar serves as a vocal point in any kitchen: a centre for day-to-day acitivites while also providing somewhere for people to relax and eat a meal, without the formality of sitting at a traditional table. When you combine the two together, you are given a highly decorative centrepiece which is bound to get guests talking!
The Advantages and Disadvantages of Granite
Advantages of Granite
Granite is easy to clean - can mostly be cleaned with hot soapy water and a cloth
Granite is extremely durable
Installing granite worktops can add value to your property
Granite has an elegant look and feel
Disadvantages of Granite
Granite can be a pricier option than quartz
Granite needs to be sealed annually otherwise it can become porous
Granite is most likely to come with seams as countertops are usually installed with more than one slab
Bespoke, Made to Measure Granite Worktops Colchester
Here at Granite Unlimited, we take a huge pride in ensuring that the materials we use when installing our made to measure granite in Colchester are long lasting and beautiful. We also pride ourselves on having a wide selection of materials and colours available to suit your design, from traditinal materials such as Granite to lesser known options like Dekton. With such a wide variety of options available, why not come and visit us at our showroom, where an expert member of our team will be on hand to help you! Alternatively, to find out more about the wide range of materials we use when we manufacture and install our bespoke granite worktops in Colchester, Ipswich and Essex browse the links below.
• Granite Worktops – Natural stone worktops that a provide an elegant look and feel
• Quartz Worktops – Durable & heat resistant material available in a wide choice of finishes
• Corian Worktops – Smooth surface which is available in lots of colour & pattern options
• Neolith Worktops – Elegant surface with great resistance to UV rays & high temperatures
• Dekton Worktops – A sophisticated surface ready for long-term everyday usage
Based on the Essex Suffolk boarder Granite Unlimited regularly work in Colchester, Clacton, Frinton, Walton, Thorpe le soken, Wivenhoe, Frating, Elmstead Market, Brightlingsea, West Mersea, Harwich, Manningtree, Coggeshall, Kelvedon, Maldon, Halstead, Braintree, Chelmsford, Felixstowe, Brentwood, Canvey Island, Harlow, Epping, St Albans, Watford, Bishops Stortford, Luton, Stevenage, Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds, Newmarket, Lowestoft, Great Yarmouth, Norwich, Ely, Peterborough, Northampton, Haverhill, Stowmarket , Sudbury, Southend, Ipswich, Maidstone, Rochford
How do I clean a granite worktop?
Many people have misconceptions about granite worktops. They believe in order to keep them looking well maintained and new, a thorough cleaning routine is required. If you are looking to purchase granite worktops, you will be glad to know that they are incredibly easy to clean. The majority of the time a soft, microfibre cloth and hot soapy water will be sufficient. Should you need to use a surface cleaner, it is recommended that you use a low pH cleaner or one that has been especially formulated for granite countertops. It has been documented that granite worktop owners have used hand-held steamers to clean off bacteria and heavy duty mess. For the most part, however, your microfibre cloth with hot soapy water should be sufficient.
Are granite worktops worth the money?
Granite worktops are viewed as a big step as they are more costly when compared to laminate worktops, for example. If you are yet to purchase and install granite countertops, you may be wondering if they are worth the money. If you can afford to have granite worktops installed in your home, we would encourage you to do so. Not only do they look fantastic, are easy to maintain and are extremely durable, but it is speculated that they may add as much as 25% onto the value of your property. If you spend a lot of time in your kitchen and enjoy entertaining guests, granite worktops are a valuable option.
Which is cheaper: granite or quartz worktops?
Both granite and quartz worktops have become increasingly popular in recent years. On the surface, these worktops are quite similar. They do have distinct differences, however, and these differences do impact the price somewhat. Although there is not a lot in it, quartz worktops, on average, will cost the homeowner more to install. This is largely dependent on your personal requirements, however. A small slab of quartz is unlikely to cost more than a large slab of granite. Quartz is non porous and does not need to be sealed, and offers a product that is extremely durable. This certainly impacts the price making it, marginally, the more expensive option.