granite worktops


Postby Jeff007 » Mon Apr 13, 2009 11:45 am

We have decided to build our new house. There is not much space and so I have converted the kitchen as a part of the dining room. I want to place a worktop which will work as a breakfast table. Will granite work well?
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Postby rosebery » Mon Apr 13, 2009 9:41 pm

"Will granite work well?"

Why not?

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Postby clarawatson » Tue Apr 14, 2009 6:25 am

Granite will be perfect. You can shape it according to your wish. Besides it will look great as an overhang.
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Postby Agandm » Wed May 12, 2010 11:19 am

Hi,
No doubt you have this sorted by now, but for others looking for similar advice:

30mm is the standard thickness for granite worktops. At this thickness, it should not be expected to overhang more than 300mm unsupported.
You should make a framework with the legs at each corner, rather than having each leg isolated.

Thanks.
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Postby kaylee » Thu Oct 27, 2011 12:49 am

it is certainly true that granite is the most commonly used stone for worktops because it has natural colours and patterns that make it generally appealing to look at, especially the finished look. Each slab of granite is unique, with random and inconsistent patterns which add to the attribute of the stone and a range of colours that reveal the region and geological conditions that created it. Granite also has strong functional advantages that really come to the fore when it's used as a kitchen worktop, a role that requires it to take plenty of physical punishment. It's highly durable, it doesn't scratch or burn - it's heat resistant - and it keeps its colour. This gives it the edge over other worktop surfaces like laminate and wood.
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Postby Chris Wyatt » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:48 am

Granite is the best choice for kitchen. Granite available in many color, it doesn't scratch and burn. So go for it.
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