Granite is a striking, natural product which is excavated from the ground before being cut and polished. Its most popular use is for kitchen work surfaces, due to its characteristic beauty and durability. It is available in a wide range of natural colours, textures, and patterns, and works well in contemporary and traditional kitchens. Granite is a naturally porous material so can be subject to staining if not correctly cared for – for added protection we seal all granite worktops once installed, and we recommend that our customers do so at least once a year using a natural stone sealant. Things most likely to stain granite are the likes of lemon juice, red wine and oils from food such as curries – but don’t be put off by this as granite takes hours to stain, and so as long as such spillages are cleaned up reasonably quickly there should be no problems. Granite work surfaces are highly durable: if it’s the natural look that you are after then granite could be an excellent choice for you. Have a look at a few of our many samples below.