Granite is a material that boasts incredible strength and durability, withstanding years of usage without suffering any negative effects. This is indicated by the Mohs Hardness Scale, where it sits at around 6.5 – 7, with a steel knife sitting at 5 – 6.5. What this means is that your granite worktop will actually be harder than a steel knife, so it will be very hard to damage the surface. We always recommend using a chopping board, though.
To create your Brighton kitchen worktops in granite, we use water jet technology, diamond wire and diamond saw blades. This is so we can cut the granite to incredibly accurate degrees, hewing the raw shape of your worktops from the original slab. After this, our expert team get to work refining and honing the slab into the polished finished product you will receive.
Because granite is a natural product, you will find that no two worktops will be the same as no two slabs are the same. Inflections and mineral deposits within the stone give each slab its own unique look. However, depending on where the granite is quarried, it will contain certain characteristics such as hue and colour. Some of the many options we can provide include:
- Emerald Pearl
- Black Galaxy
- River Valley White
- Bianco Sardo
- Steel Grey
- Blue Pearl
As with granite, you will find our quartz worktops to be strong and durable, again as indicated by the Mohs Hardness Scale. Quartz sits at roughly 7 on the scale, which makes it harder than a steel knife, meaning it will be very difficult to mark the surface. Again, we still recommend the use of a cutting board to ensure the longevity of your surfaces.
Our quartz kitchen worktops, Brighton clients, are made up of a combination of roughly 90% crushed natural quartz and then shaped and set using 8 – 10% resins, polymers, and pigments. It is the pigmentation that allows us to offer such a wide variety of colours. Plus, depending on how the quartz is ground, we can achieve different looks for your worktops.
For example, a finely ground quartz provides a smooth and consistent finish whereas coarsely ground quartz gives a flecked and textured appearance while still maintaining the smooth surface. Some of the many colour options we provide include Marengo, Miami White, Snowy Ibiza, Eternal Serena, and Ariel. Whatever option you go for, you will receive the highest quality kitchen worktops in Brighton.