Granite countertops are the choice of a practical person who appreciates classic natural stones. There is definitely something to suit all tastes and environments among the unique patterns and wide range of colours of granite. Regardless of whether it is indoors or outdoors, a granite countertop fits anywhere and in any environment. Dekton
Granite is a natural rock formed by volcanic processes as a result of the slow cooling and freezing of a liquid mass of molten rocks inside the Earth. Granite is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar and contains, to a lesser extent, mica, amphiboles and other minerals.
Consequently, granite is strong, wear resistant and can withstand fluctuations in temperature – both ice-cold and scorching heat. That’s why granite is the perfect material for a kitchen countertop – even hot pots and pans can be placed directly on the surface without having to worry about it being damaged.
However, it should be noted that although granite is not a very porous rock, lighter shades are more porous than dark ones and can absorb liquids better. This means that while cleaning with a damp cloth is sufficient for darker tones, lighter countertops should be covered with a special care product a few times a year, which ensures that the granite countertop will remain just as bright for decades to come.
Prices per square metre of granite countertops start from 150 euros and can reach 370 euros.