Why granite kitchen tops are a good idea

If you are in the process of renovating your kitchen then replacing your kitchen tops is a good idea. One of the top choices for the kitchen is that of granite.

Why choose granite for kitchen top?
Granite is available in a variety of colours with a choice of two different finishes. You can have a polished and shiny look to your kitchen top that often makes the colour appear darker, or you can opt for a matte finish which gives a softer finish.

How to select the right granite worktop for your kitchen?

With so many colour options, finishes and sizes, it can be difficult to know what the best type of granite is needed for your kitchen. When considering buying a granite for kitchen top, it is important that you consider the following:

Color – The colour that you choose needs to compliment the rest of your colour scheme. As granite is a natural stone, you need to test how the granite looks in the kitchen before installing it, as natural light will reflect off it and give it a slightly different look depending on where it is placed. You also need to take into consideration the finish. Is it speckled, matte or veined? These will all give a slightly different finish.

Thickness – There are usually two types of thickness, 2 or 3 cm. The thicker the granite is, the more it will cost. It will also be able to be used for larger areas. The thinner granite will require supports and laminate edging.

Edges – There are usually a choice of five standard edges when it comes to choosing granite for kitchen top and counters. These can make all of the difference in how the kitchen top looks, so you need to carefully consider these options when you buy.