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Granite Worktops Look Great

By Edited Nov 13, 2013 0 0

Most of the effort required from you should be spent on your countertops and worktops if you are planning to do a renovation or remodeling of your kitchen. This part of your kitchen is very noticeable even more than the cabinet faces.The money you spend on the worktops will be well worth it for a great project.

It won't matter if you spent thousands of dollars just to have constructed custom-built cabinetry made of exotic woods if your chosen tops installed are cheap and unfit for the overall appearance of the kitchen. When you are deciding which kitchen worktop to install, make sure that it matches the elegance provided by your cabinetry.

Granite is a perfect choice since it's really durable and very beautiful. It is also well-accented with most of the woods that can make up your cabinetry. Granite is the product of molten rock that solidifies while being underground and it is then uncovered because of weathering of the soil above it or because of tectonic activities. Every piece of granite is exceptional because of the structure of the grain and its mineral contents. The speed of how the granite has cooled down influences the size of the rock's grains. If the rock cools very fast, the mineral grains have no time to build up and you can have a very unvarying piece of rock. If the rock hardens after several millions of years, the different compounds are combined together to form bigger and more visible grains that can be seen when a slab of the rock is cut. The most prized and most preferred pieces of granite made worktops are those that have great level of variability in its structure because of the cooling action.

Because of the different minerals present in the pieces, their color is also affected. Hues of granite range from black to a shade of deep red and almost white and these depend on the chemical composition of the lava during the cooling process. It is possible to have granite that will match any chosen color scheme in the kitchen.

Do you want beautiful and durable worktops that can last for a long time? You're going to make the right decision if you choose this stone that has been formed after millions of years. Learn more about granite worktops for a great kitchen makeover. The time you spend early in the planning stage will more than be made up for with the years of enjoyment you will get from your kitchen. Don't settle for second best, get the worktops that are top of the line.



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