But it’s not just practical properties which have led to its desirability. It is also because of its feel and intense lustre that Granite gives everyone the instant impression of luxury and wealth. And because of its unique combination of these natural properties, the popularity of granite worktops has grown significantly over recent years. So Granite worktops look great and have all the benefits of appearance, durability and low maintenance that anyone could ask for in an ideal working surface – but is it actually affordable ?
Most people’s first impression of granite installing countertops worktops is that they are hugely expensive and only available to those for whom money is no object. In my job with a well known worktop manufacturer, I take numerous calls from people looking for a granite alternatives, often in the form of a quartz synthetic worktop, not knowing that the real thing will actually probably cost less!
Obviously granite is more expensive than the usual laminate or chipboard, but it lasts much longer and once you start comparing it to alternatives like Timber, Quartz and Corian it suddenly becomes a more appealing option! Granite worktops are a long term investment that can easily increase the value of a home. Even if you are not currently looking to sell your house, in the future you may well want to at some point, and any Granite worktops will still be there to help you do that.