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.

What makes Granite great?

While Quartz worktops are becoming an increasingly popular choice in recent years, granite is still a great option for residential and commercial kitchens alike. Granite is a strong and durable material that – with a little regular care – can be maintained for decades, making it an excellent investment for any property.

Often found in quarries in North and South America, as well as in some regions of Europe, granite is a completely natural, volcanic rock that is cut to-size and finely polished to give a beautiful, non-porous finish. It is stronger than most other commonly-used countertop materials, making it ideal for everyday kitchen use.

While granite might be less customisable in terms of final aesthetic, due to the expertly-polished finish, granite offers a sleek and modern feature to any family kitchen, allowing you to make a bold statement in your home. Granite is often available in a variety of colours, with natural marbling giving each piece a distinct look – and as a naturally-occurring mineral, each slab of granite is entirely unique, with the earth tones finishing any room off perfectly.

Granite can be a highly affordable high-quality option for your kitchen worktops, depending on the style and thickness of your chosen surface. While not cheap - compared to other materials such as wood or laminate - it is very long-lasting, meaning that it will save you money in the long-run (and adds great resale value to your house).

More than this, granite is largely popular due to its’ easy to clean and easy to maintain nature, simply requiring a quick, daily wipe-down with warm soapy water or a gentle antibacterial spray to keep it pristine. Discolouring, water damage and bacteria build-up is highly unlikely with granite – particularly if the surface is polished and sealed (and routinely resealed). This makes it ideal for large, busy households that don’t want to spend a lot of time cleaning after each meal.

Granite is extremely durable and highly-resistant to heat and harm – so no need to worry about burn marks, scratches, cracks or stains every time you’re cooking! Rough-textured or porous granite may produce some light staining or cleaning difficulties (such as with spilled liquids, for example), but generally it is not a problem to maintain as the volcanic material is so naturally hard-wearing.

As you can see, there are numerous benefits of opting for a granite countertop over many other popular materials, but the most important thing is to find a material and style that achieves your desired look. Visit our showroom today to see what granite countertop solutions we can offer you – our team are always on hand to help with any questions you may have!

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