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?
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.
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.