Freshening up your decor shouldn’t necessarily become a nightmare of chaotic schedules and overshot budgets. In fact, a makeover could be very easy if proper methods are adopted. when to update or remodeling the kitchen you can spend a little or spend a lot. There are remodeling plans for the budget minded as well as those who seek a full kitchen remodel. The kitchen can be a place in the home where you can spend a lot of money on a remodel, in fact only the bathroom can rival it.
Granite consists of feldspar, quartz, mica, obsidian and silica, along with some other natural minerals. Most people that select granite kitchen worktops over other choices, like laminate, Siltstone, or Corian, do so because of granite’s distinct natural beauty. Every slab of granite has its distinctive crystals, colour variations, as well as, depth. Granite does not change its colours, so it isn’t going to lose its special brilliance as time passes. The granite that is used for worktops comes from different parts of world, including Brazil, Canada, Italy, United States and other countries.
The cost of granite kitchen worktops will be different based on the square footage, and other factors, like the type of edge and backsplash options. Round, bevelled edges that are 6.35 mm thick are standard. A unique edge will increase the cost of the worktop. Although, some granite worktops are quite resilient, the granite itself usually will not come with a warranty for it since it is a natural stone. Most installers will warranty the installation though.
There are some substances that could stain some granite kitchen worktops and these are acidic chemicals, mustard, oils, and wine. Even so, granite is a very heat-resistant type of stone that will not blister, crack or scratch with normal usage. Granite can be easily cleaned with just warm water and mild dish soap. There are special stone cleaners that can be purchased for cleaning granite too. Abrasive cleaners should never be used on granite worktops.
Normally, water-based formulas are used to produce a protective seal for the granite’s surface, so oil, water and other substances won’t seep into the granite worktop. After some time a granite worktop may have to be resealed, especially if moisture starts to soak in, instead of beading up. Granite worktops should be resealed one or two times a year. Some professionals highly recommend that a non-yellow paste wax be applied up to two times a year. Under normal circumstances, the granite kitchen worktop will not have to be resealed by a professional.
Due to the fact that every piece of granite is distinctive, whenever a part of a worktop has to be replaced as a result of damage, it will most likely not match the original worktop. While most granite worktop installers avoid having any seams, some granite worktops may end up having some seams. The positioning of the seams is determined by the layout and the design of the worktop, as well as, any support that is needed. Seams on granite worktops are usually filled with a clear or colour-coordinated epoxy.
Granite kitchen worktops are normally very heavy, about 11-14 kg or 25-30 pounds, per.09 square meters or one square foot. Cabinets will have to be checked to see if they can withstand that amount of weight. There is no need for a sub deck between granite worktops and the cabinets. Some of the most popular colours for granite kitchen worktops are white, black, and grey and those colours work well for most contemporary kitchens. Granite kitchen worktops are well-known for their beauty, rich designs and durability.