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.

Which type of worktop surface is the most durable?

When choosing a new worktop for your home, one of the most common questions customers ask is about the durability and lifespan of the product. As well as looking amazing, your kitchen surface must also be functional, and this is a conversation that needs to be discussed before choosing one of the three most popular surfaces which are granite, quartz or marble.

Granite

One of the hardest natural materials on the planet and second only to diamond. It is derived from hot magma deep within the Earth’s surface and is formed by pressure and heat. Granite can last 100+ years if it is looked after and maintained with care. It is pretty heat resistant, hence why it works so great as a kitchen work surface.

The better you look after your granite worktop, the longest it is going to last. Once a granite worktop is installed, it needs to be sealed as being a natural rock, the material is porous meaning it is likely to absorb any spillages and unfortunately lead to staining. While some granite worktops will be to be resealed annually, others have been known to last as long as 10 years before finally needing to be resealed. Despite this, for those wanting longevity from their granite worktop, proper maintenance and resealing is necessary.

Marble

A metamorphic rock composed of recrystallised carbonate minerals, most commonly dolomite or calcite. Although marble is a fairly soft stone, it is a pretty tough material and is a popular choice for many when choosing a new kitchen worktop. One of the most important factors that must be considered when choosing a marble countertop is the risk of staining, you’ll need to be slightly more aware of the surface you’re dealing with or just be happy to let it go if you notice a small mark or spot. We love things with character and the ability to remain timeless and marble is definitely a material with these fantastic qualities.

Quartz

made from around 90% natural quartz and 10% resins, polymers and pigments. Which comes together to form a beautiful man-made surface which does not contain any pours or cracks. Because of this, quartz is the easiest surface to maintain as it requires less cleaning, the non-porous material has no entry points for bacteria and harmful substances. One of the main selling points of quartz is that it doesn’t require the same level of care as a natural stone such as granite, quartz does not need to be regularly resealed and therefore makes it popular with families who need to resilient and low maintenance countertop service while looking fantastic.

At Capital Granite, we have a wide range of granite, marble and quartz worktops available to view today. Our experienced team are sure to find you’re the perfect work surface that will transform your kitchen. If you would like to find out more information, please gives us a call on 020 8531 2963 or contact our email info@capitalgranite.co.uk.

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