We’ve been closely monitoring Government health advice relating to the spread of coronavirus. Our team will continue to follow Government recommendations – with the aim of reducing the risk of passing the virus between our customers and our tradespeople. We’re continuing to book jobs for customers who are self-isolating so that people aren’t left without essential services. We send regular COVID-19 updates to our workforce. They’re well informed about symptoms as well as the general hygiene measures and social distancing. All our tradespeople have been told they must confirm they are feeling well and haven’t experienced any symptoms of COVID-19. They do this first thing in the morning on a daily basis. All of our workforce have been asked to follow the WHO’s standard infection control measures: Frequently cleaning hands using alcohol-based hand sanitiser or soap and water When coughing or sneezing to cover the mouth and nose with a tissue or flexed elbow, then to dispose of the tissue immediately before washing hands Avoiding close contact with anyone who has a fever and cough To contact NHS 111 and seek medical care early if a fever, cough or breathing difficulty occurs Avoid touching your face, especially eyes, nose and mouth.

Although Capital Granite is based in London, we operate nationally and supply our materials to a wide range of clients up and down the United Kingdom. We will also aim to offer you an appointment with us within 2 days. Our showroom in Walthamstow is also open 6 days a week where you can find more information about what we do and get a closer look at our services first hand.

How to Choose the Perfect Worktop

When looking for kitchen worktops, the amount of choice in materials and finish can be overwhelming. There are a number of important factors to consider before choosing the countertop material for your new kitchen.

Functionality

The first – and most important – factor should be your choice of material. Consider how (and how often) you will be using your kitchen space, and what materials will work best. You may, for example, love the design of wood countertops, but if you are prone to putting hot pots and pans directly onto your worktop while cooking then this could quickly lead to heat staining, burns and damage to your surfaces.

Affordability

The next obvious factor to consider is your budget; while most materials have a variety of budget-friendly options, it is important to know how much you are able to spend on your worktops and what kind of quality of material this will get you. Your budget will determine how much you can customise your finish and where you can source materials from to achieve your desired look.

Practicality

You’ll want to think about how practical your choice of finish is in regard to hygiene and maintenance. Would a matte or gloss finish suit the needs of your family better? How porous is the material (more porous materials tend to soak up spills and are therefore generally more difficult to clean)? How much time and money are you prepared to put into maintaining your surfaces to keep them from becoming damaged? These are all important practical considerations, and will differ from family to family.

Design

While functionality is important, the overall appearance of your kitchen worktops will likely be one of the biggest considerations when designing your dream home. Do you prefer the look of smooth quartz or natural woods? Does the material, texture and colour tie into other design elements in your kitchen (such as cabinets, handles, flooring, etc)? Does it achieve your desired look (brightening up the space, adding a pop of colour, etc)?

Longevity

Most people don’t want to be renovating and replacing their kitchen every couple of years, so consider how long you want the worktops to last for. Will the design still be trendy or achieve your desired look in a few years’ time, or will it look dated? How durable is the material? How much will you have to maintain the surfaces to keep it undamaged? The right countertops can be a long-term investment, saving you time and money for years to come.

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