Choosing Granite Worktops

Granite worktops: five top tips to help you decide

white granite breakfast bar with stools
white granite breakfast bar with stools

Granite worktops add luxury and glamour

Investing in granite worktops for your kitchen could be the best choice you make when renovating your home. Hard-wearing and luxurious, granite counter-tops are a popular choice for many homeowners, and with good reason. Not only do granite surfaces look stunning, they are also scratch, stain, and heat resistant. Add to this the fact they they instantly add sophistication to your kitchen, and you will soon see why they are so popular. However, it is important to select the right granite surfaces for your home.

Using  our top five tips makes it easier to find the perfect granite surfaces for your home. 

Visit a showroom for granite worktops

Sometimes a picture is all you need to be convinced that you have found the perfect granite worktop. This can certainly be true in many cases, but to be absolutely sure, you need to see how it looks as a work surface. Visiting a showroom provides the opportunity to see different designs and can even give inspiration for your own home. Will you need to change the entire scheme of your kitchen, or are there worktops that will complement your current design? When you visit one of our showrooms you can feel the texture and appreciate the individual beauty of each worktop. This is also gives you the chance to speak with our experts and to discuss what you want and need from your kitchen worktops. 


Choose granite worktops from a company with options 

When selecting new kitchen worktops, you don’t want to be restricted in style, materials or price. Having a wide range of options available to you allows you to pick the right granite worktops for your home. Granite slabs vary in style with each slab offering individual patterns and colours. Being able to see a large collection of slabs could be the difference between thinking you would never consider granite surfaces, to realising there are granite surfaces available to suit your taste. Stone Synergy provides a fantastic range of options, giving customers the choice to select great worktops for their kitchens and bathrooms. 


View the entire slab 

You may visit the showroom and fall in love with a particular granite work surface, and who could blame you? Yet, the unique nature of granite means that the patterns you see may not remain uniform throughout the entire slab. In other words, the granite you see in the workshop may not represent the true pattern of the entire piece. Every slab is different also, which is why you should view the entire slab. By seeing the slab, you obtain a clearer idea of how the granite worktops will work in your home and can also determine whether you want granite worktops throughout your kitchen. Viewing the slab may lead you to conclude that you want different materials for the surfaces and kitchen island, or breakfast bar. 


Take home samples of granite worktops

If you visit the showroom, take home some samples, or if you are viewing granite worktops online, order some samples to be sent out to you. Having actual samples in your home means you can see how the material will look under certain light and in particular areas of your home. You will also be able to feel the texture. As you will be living with the material for some years, it’s important to know how the pattern, texture and durability will work in your kitchen or bathroom.

Ensure you compare a variety of samples, not just the ones you are immediately drawn to as you could well be surprised once you have the samples in your kitchen. You may find that you select two contrasting worktops for the counter-tops and a kitchen island or breakfast bar. This kind of selection can work very well and you may surprise yourself with what textures and patterns you prefer.  


Discuss your needs with an expert 

Here at Stone Synergy, we provide excellent customer service.  We want to make sure you purchase the right granite worktops for your home. It could be that don’t have any idea where to start. You may be undecided about what type of granite worktop you want and guidance from one of our experts could really help you make the right choice. It’s important to buy your new worktops from a company that is known for delivering an all-round excellent service. These services should include being able to access all you need to know about the products and fitting services you will be receiving. Each customer is individual, and may have very different requirements depending on their household and the size and layout of their kitchen. The experienced professionals at Stone Synergy have the know-how needed to provide the perfect worktops for your specific requirements.  


Excellent options for every style of granite worktop

Keeping in mind these top five tips when shopping for new granite worktops can save you a lot of time and money. For a clearer idea of what kind of granite counter-tops are available, check out the full range on our website. Here you will discover granite worktops from top-name brands including our very own Simply Granite range of gorgeous worktops.  

We stock a fantastic range of colours, from light browns and creams, to black and dark greys. You can even purchase granite worktops in white, adorned with the individual swirls and patterns for which granite is known.  


Contact us today

For further information about our granite worktops, your first stop should be our website. Here you can view our large collection of worktops and discover how we can enhance your kitchen. We also have two showrooms, so why not pop in to see how our worktops could look in your kitchen? Our experienced customer service advisers are here to help. You can contact us via ‘phone, email, or in person at one of our showrooms, the choice is yours. If you have any questions about our products and services, get in touch today.