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6 Reasons Why Granite Worktops are Perfect for Your Home

By Brian McMonagle

May 22, 2018


A granite countertop is the most preferred tops when one is thinking about building anything that is long lasting. Granite rock is a natural stone made of igneous rock consisting of mica quartz and feldspar. The rock is formed when volcanoes erupt, cools slowly and with great pressure. Granite rock is one of the most durable, hard and dense rocks on planet earth.

Granite requires low maintenance and has variety of colours. Granite rock is recommended for interiors and exterior works. Being natural it is very suitable for exterior buildings, vanities, fire surrounds, kitchen worktops and strong furniture.

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Granite Worktops 

Here are some tips on why Granite countertops are a great choice

Granite lasts a lifetime. This rock is naturally made from hard grains of stone which are very hard to break. You are guaranteed that you will build with this stone and you’ll age and still leave it looking new. Natural hard stones are known to retain their colour in their lifetime.

They don’t chip and they are highly scratch resistant. Because of its hard nature the rock will last a lifetime without chipping. Thinking of how many items are put daily on your beautiful worktop. If cheap they will scratch and lose their style overtime. With granite countertops being a natural rock this is something you do not have to worry about as it will maintain its beauty in for a lifetime.

Granite is not affected by extreme temperatures. As  a natural rock it is highly resistant to weather conditions whether cold or hot.

Granite is easy to clean with very low maintenance needed. All you need is to keep it clean is a wipe that is not abrasive and surely it will look new every day. This helps in maintaining high hygiene. Granite can be slightly porous in nature so we can advise if sealing is necessary to help keep it away from stains.

Granite will save you money. Never build a worktop again. With a granite worktop,  once it is built it will last a lifetime. This will save you money in the long run.

Granite can be engineered to most shapes and fit a wide range of kitchen shapes and styles. Rounded corners are a suitable feature if smaller children are running around.

If you decide to go with a granite countertop you are guaranteed to bring beauty and style into your home. Get in touch with us and we can help with your research to see what material and style will bring value for your money, quality and style to your kitchen.

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Brian McMonagle

About the author

Brian took over McMonagle Marble & Granite from his father Cathal in 2009. A family run business McMonagles was originally a fireplace distributer. Brian’s innovative steps has now expanded the company to over 20 employees, International markets and into the leading marble and granite fabricator of the North West of Ireland.

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