Discover Luxurious Worktops at Prestige Granite & Marble
Whether you’re considering renovating your entire kitchen or bathroom or just want to update the worktops, you have a lot of options to consider. Many homeowners in Liverpool and North West choose granite as their choice material for worktops, but at Prestige Granite & Marble, we know this is no easy decision to make. Our team is here to help you make the right choice about your new worktop. We understand you likely have a lot of questions about the cost of granite worktops and how you can save money, and we’ll guide you through the decision-making process. Please reach out to us today if you’d like to learn more about our granite options.
What are Granite Worktops?
Granite is a popular material used for the creation of worktops to be used in kitchens and bathrooms alike. It is a natural stone that is formed from liquid magma that cools and hardens into thick slabs. All types of granite contain three main minerals – quartz, feldspar, and mica. In every piece, these primary minerals will occur in different proportions, making for a range of colours, textures, and structural characteristics. Additional minerals will also add to the colour and texture of each granite slab. Because granite is natural, you can expect a beautiful array of patterns and grains that will be unique in every piece. No two granite worktops will look the same.
What is the Cost of a Granite Worktop?
There is no straightforward answer to this question, as there are various factors that can affect the price of a granite worktop, such as the type of granite, colour, thickness, etc. However, we can tell you where granite ranks when compared to the price of other popular, high-quality worktop materials. You may be surprised to learn that granite is one of the less expensive options. On average, it is more affordable than marble, ceramic, and quartz. Obviously, this will change depending on the type of granite you choose for your worktop. The most high-end granite options can end up costing just as much as marble or quartz. However, if you’re looking to renovate on a budget, granite could still be the right option for you, so don’t count it out until you do some shopping.
Why is Granite So Popular?
If you’ve done any research at all about the different types of worktops, you’ve likely seen a lot mentioned about granite. It is arguably the most popular worktop option and seems to grow in popularity every year. So, why is it so popular? Is it really as great as people make it seem? At Prestige Granite & Marble, we believe it is, and we can’t wait to show you all the benefits of this material. Some of the reasons granite is such a popular choice include:
Granite is incredibly durable. It is stain-, etch-, and heat-resistant, meaning it will hold up to daily use. For even more protection, you can seal your worktop to ensure it will remain beautiful for years.
Because granite is a natural stone, it conveys a sense of natural beauty that other man-made materials can’t match. You can even choose to leave your granite very natural and textured for a rustic look.
Though granite is natural, it also has an air of luxury about it. It simply looks more expensive and high-end than other worktop options, which elevates your entire space.
Again, because granite is natural, it brings a unique beauty to your home. There are numerous colour variations to choose from and each piece will have its own unique grain pattern. No two pieces of granite will ever look the same, ensuring you get a one-of-a-kind piece in your home.
Tips to Save Money on Granite Worktop Installation
It’s always nice to save money, especially when renovating your home. However, that’s not always an easy feat. Premium products often come at a premium price, so it’s up to you to make the choice on whether the investment is worth the cost. At Prestige Granite & Marble, we believe our granite products are definitely worth the price, but we also want to help you save money where you can. That’s why we’ve put together a few tips to help you save money on granite worktop installation. We encourage you to keep the following tips in mind as you search for new granite to install in your home:
Keep an Open Mind
We understand that you likely already have an idea in mind about the type and colour of granite you want. However, it’s important to keep an open mind and remain flexible when shopping. Some colours are rarer and therefore come at a higher price. You may be able to save money by opting for a different colour or style.
Inquire about Granite Remnants
If your project requires some smaller slabs of granite, like for a bathroom worktop or a backsplash, you could save money by using granite remnants. Many companies, including ours, have smaller slabs leftover from previous projects. Because these pieces are not large enough to complete an entire kitchen, they are priced cheaper and could save you a lot of money.
Choose a Standard Edge
There are many ways you can customise your granite worktop, but these usually come with a higher cost. For example, you can choose a bevelled or tiered edge, instead of a standard eased edge. If you’re already cutting it close on your budget, we suggest you choose a standard edge to help you cut costs.
Contact Us Today for More Information
If you are interested in learning more about the granite worktop options we offer at Prestige Granite & Marble, we encourage you to reach out to us. Our knowledgeable staff are here to answer all your questions and help you find the perfect new worktop for your kitchen or bathroom. Give us a call today and get started on the transformation of your space.