Granite Worktops: The Best Investment in Your Home? Well....if you think about it! Granite Worktops offer a high degree of durability when compared to other countertops and kitchen worktops available on the market today. Granite is also highly resistant to heat, scratches, spills, stains, and heat damage.
Granite is a heavy, hard stone that is not easily cut, chipped, or damaged. Granite (also known as igneous limestone) work tops are typically extremely heavy, so it can sometimes be hard to lift even with heavy machinery. You must always remove cabinet doors and any other potentially damaged items that could become damaged during the installation of new granite worktops. In addition, on some very large installations, particularly when granite worktops are especially large and/or bulky (e.g. large island of granite worktops), it might be necessary to organize additional personnel to help in moving and lifting the large granite worktops.
Granite worktops are used most extensively in kitchens (as well as bathrooms and showers in commercial kitchens). Granite is also very long lasting, durable, and resilient, making it the ultimate choice for kitchen worktops and related applications. Granite worktops and related installations have the added benefit of adding additional value to your home, helping to increase its market value when you decide to sell.
Before deciding to install granite worktops or related installations, it is important to consider all of your options. If you're having difficulty in finding suitable granite worktops or finding custom products for your kitchen, try searching online for 'tear-drop' trials. These are a sample of granite worktops and other stone products that have been tried and tested by actual customers. Some retailers will offer free trials on selected items, although many will require a small deposit to secure your trial pack and ensure that you receive the product for the period specified.
After trying out a range of samples and deciding which products you'd like, it's time to start planning your Granite worktop installation project. Granite worktop installation professionals will be able to advise you on everything from where to have your new worktops installed to whether you should use mastic, glue, screws, or stone adhesive to hold your new worktops in place. Granite installation professionals will also be able to provide you with information about how to care for your new worktop surfaces, whether you should use granite sealant to protect your stone surface, and if you need to use a specialised sealant to prevent your stone surface from cracking. The first priority once your new worktop is installed is making sure that it is installed correctly.
It is important to make sure that your Granite worktop installation team are aware of the importance of correct Granite worktop installation. It can be a great deal of fun to have your own Granite worktop designs and styles in your home, but it is very important that the team who apply your Granite worktops and materials to understand how important it is to adhere to all of the Granite Supplier's instructions for installation. Granite worktop installation teams will usually recommend that you complete your Granite installation work in one day. This can be increased to two or three days, depending on the size of the worktop and the quantity of work involved. This is because if you were to try and install your stone worktop overnight, it could damage the surface underneath.
When installing granite worktops or any other material for that matter, it is vitally important to ensure that all nails used are fully attached. You should also ensure that no screws or nails were used that are broken, damaged, or broken in some way. This would defeat the purpose of having a granite worktop and possibly hinder the durability of the surface.
Some Granite Suppliers will give you the option of choosing whether your Granite Worktops should be connected to a sink or not. It is worth considering if you have an older child or relative that could potentially get their hands on the sink and cause considerable harm. With some basic precautions such as securing your Granite worktop to your existing drainage system, and fitting a base unit to secure your sink, it really is very easy to install your own Granite worktop. The good thing about this type of installation is that it usually only takes around an hour or so to complete, and you can fit it yourself.