If you are looking for a very elegant kitchen solution, black is certainly one of the first choices. Black is one of the most popular colour choices because it is very easy to combine with while also giving stunning results. Having black granite kitchen worktops will certainly add to the value of your home both aesthetically and functionally. Continue reading and find out the top pros and cons of black granite.
Black granite is one of the safest choices to go for- it is a timeless choice that will never go out of fashion. In addition to that, you will have the opportunity to choose from several black styles- from the completely solid colour to the ones with white veining or dots. Each one is beautiful; it is just the question of your preferences.
2. Heat resistant
Granite is extremely resistant to high temperatures, that even putting a hot pan or pot will not damage it. Although we advise using mats to make sure there will be no marks, if you need to postpone a hot pan right away, your granite worktops will handle it.
Black granite is even denser than lighter colours. Granite worktops will not break or chip even when exposed to high pressure. Due to their durability, they make a very smart investment, as they will last for a very long time.
4. Resists stains well
Granite is not a completely waterproof product like engineered stones, but it is very dense and will, therefore, resist stains quite well. Just make sure to remove some liquids that will be harder to remove afterwards on time. Such liquids are coffee and wine, for example.
Your granite worktops will not get scratched even if you cut directly on them. Instead, that can dull your knives, but you will never again have to worry about sealing and covering a scratch.
6. Needs regular sealing
Although granite worktops will not get stained that easily, it needs to be sealed regularly. The sealant will form a waterproof surface that will make your worktops even more resistant to staining.
7. It is very heavy
Granite is very heavy due to the density of the material. Some cabinets may require additional structural support because of its weight.
8. Fingerprint and watermarks
Having black worktops means that fingerprint and watermarks will be more visible on it. Although they are removed with ease, you will have to frequently wipe your worktops.
Choosing black granite worktops will make your kitchen not only very elegant and beautiful but give additional quality to your kitchen. They will make your everyday life easier because they are very low maintenance. In addition to that, you will not have to think about the replacement for decades.
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