Wood Or Granite Worktops You Decide

Are you looking to renovate or remodel your kitchen in the near future?  If so, then one of the biggest choices you will need to make is the material for your worktops.  Choosing a worktop surface used to be quite simple as most were constructed of some form of laminate but this has changed with the advent of cheap global shipping.  Now you can have almost any material you choose and two of the most popular are wood and granite.

If you are looking for a natural décor then solid wood worktops may be the answer for you.  The color variations in natural wood species are almost unending.  You can choose a light hued wood such as an elm, beech, or spruce. Or you can have the dark, rich look of a stained oak which has an elegance that is hard to beat.  Whatever the species chosen, using wood will make your kitchen look warmer and more inviting.  Of course the downside of wood is the upkeep necessary.  You need to seal it and it is easier to damage.  Setting a hot pan or pot on a solid wood worktop can cause a burn spot which must be sanded out and if the burn is too deep it will never completely be removed.  Also, cutting with a knife is possible and if you drop a heavy object on the surface it can be dented.

Granite worktops, on the other hand, are very durable and almost indestructible.  The only real problem is a possible cracking if a heavy object is dropped on an overhang.  Granite is a very durable stone which mean you won’t dent it by dropping sharp objects but it is possible to create a chip.  It is also very forgiving if a hot object is set down.

Granite is very elegant and can be found in a wide variety of colors from an almost white ivory to deep reds and even a black.  A dark color looks great in contrast to your light cabinetry.  Some people claim there is an institutional look to granite but you would have to be the judge of that as it is a personal call.

Find out more about both these options at The Granite Worktops Guide.  Make a choice you will enjoy for years to come.

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