Kitchen worktops and cabinets
Kitchen is very often the first place your guests visit or see. Therefore, it needs to be shiny. Shiny surface is a must if you want your kitchen to appear warm and welcoming. Nobody really wants to sit in a dirty and somehow messy kitchen. Shiny surface is what we expect from modern kitchens.
What’s interesting, there’s plenty of materials that can be used to create nice shiny surface. One of the best choices is granite. Granite is a natural rock an as such has some unique qualities which can’t be really imitated. Granite can be processed and manufactured in such a way as to fit any kind of kitchen and to have various types of polish and shine.
Of course, you can decide to have it matt – still the surface is sleek and gives off some light. Yet, it’s much more common to go with shiny type of polish. Shiny surface is what makes granite truly stunning and allows to show its inner natural beauty. After all, granite’s power lies in its unique colouring and perfect shine can make it visible.
Of course, it’s not really enough to have your kitchen furnished with shiny granite worktop. In order to truly attract your visitors you need something more – shiny surface needs to be properly maintained in order to last. What are the best practices when it comes to cleaning and maintaining your granite worktop?
First of all, keep in mind that granite doesn’t need much. Shiny surface can be easily maintained with very simple substances and materials. To keep your granite worktop clean just use some warm water mixed with gentle dish soap and soft cloth. Just wet your cloth in the water and wipe granite’s surface – it’s shiny right after you do it. Granite doesn’t need any harsh chemicals or abrasive materials to be cleaned and kept smooth and shiny.
What’s more, it’s better to stay with warm soapy water. After all, if your granite worktop is properly sealed it doesn’t really need to be cleaned with some harsh chemicals or disinfected on a regular basis. It’s really enough to keep it clean with simple water and soap. Finally, shiny surface is also the result of much more immediate actions. Think for example of such situations when for example some liquids spill out and you should react immediately and wipe them.
Of course, spills are just one example, there are other situations when you should be very careful. For example, you should be really careful when it comes to hot pans and heat. In such cases granite can be also seriously damaged – especially when we’re talking about prolonged periods of time. Shiny surface is beautiful but it can be actually damaged, even if it’s granite we’re talking about. Therefore, never forget about sealing and cleaning your kitchen worktop.
What’s a showroom
Today it’s really popular to have your own showroom presenting your merchandise or products that you’re selling. Showrooms are basically places where merchandisers display their goods. These displays can take various forms, depending on the kind of merchandise. For example, you can have car showrooms, furniture showrooms and the list can go on and on. General idea behind a showroom is to present how a given product looks in more natural surroundings and emphasize in this way its qualities. Showrooms are there to help prospective customers to learn more about a given product and emphasize its qualities. Showrooms dedicated to our area of business are particularly interesting since sometimes it can be truly difficult to imagine the looks of a given granite slab or a quartz plate. What can you see in our showroom?
Our showroom – what’s there
Our showroom that’s located in Manchester displays our basic products. If you happen to be nearby we highly recommend you to come and visit. Apart from, seeing displays of sample granite slabs you can also ask our staff about the whole manufacturing process, fitting and installation details or ask for advice concerning the possible choices. Our showroom allows you to see whole completely finished granite slabs. You can also see how different granite colors look, how different ways of cutting make a huge difference (for example you can have clean cut edges or rough edges) and various kinds of polish (from completely matte slabs to glossy ones.) It’s also possible to ask out staff for a tour showing you manufacturing stations and have all the details explained. If you’re thinking of furnishing your kitchen or bathroom with granite worktop you should definitely come and visit us.
Our showroom- practical information
In our showroom you can see many kinds of displays and get the information you need. Visit in our showroom can really help you in making decisions. If you’re not sure what material is best for your kitchen, what are its qualities and possible choices don’t hesitate to come or call us. Arranging your bathroom or kitchen can be quite challenging and there are many difficult choices to make. Just to name a few: prices, qualities of a given material, its characteristic features, range of available colors, types of cutting and polishing, possible designs. These are just a few things you need to take into account. It’s especially important if you think in the long term and decide to invest quite a sum of money at the very start.
After all, natural stones such as granite and marble aren’t particularly cheap. Yet, their characteristics and qualities make them worthwhile. Long term investment in the end can save you up some money. To be exactly sure what you’re doing it’s quite obvious you will need some advice. Our showroom can be the answer to your questions. Display wall with various granite slabs, exhibitions with ready-made sample kitchen countertops or bathroom worktops and practical advice and expertise of our staff is waiting for you.
Granite colours – why they’re so unique
When it comes to granite there are so many possibilities of its colour. Although, at first sight it may look that colours’ options are somehow limited that’s not entirely true. Why is that? First of all, let’s come to terms with the fact that there’s a lot more colours of engineered stones. It’s a fact. Colours of materials that undergo processing and careful engineering can be modified. As a result, there’s a variety of possible colours. Still, they can never make up for natural rocks’ colours. Granite colours are simply exquisite and truly unique.
Granite colours’ powers come exactly from the fact that they can’t be manipulated. That’s their inner strength and true value. You should keep in mind that granite colours come in variety. Basically, you can choose from such granite colours as: blacks, browns (including beautiful Baltic brown), greys, reds, yellow and even light shades of grey mixed with white. Interestingly, there aren’t two identical granite slabs. This results from the fact that each granite slab has a unique veining and number of grains that effectively differentiate it from others.
Granite colours – possible applications
Granite has plenty of applications. Some of them result from their unique colours and veining, others are connected purely with their practical qualities. What are the most important granite qualities that make it perfect for outdoor structures or kitchen countertops? First of all, granite is a very hard natural stone. Therefore, it’s highly durable and really difficult to scratch. Apart from high durability granite can be also distinguished by its resistance to variety of harmful factors such as: heavy rains, high temperature fluctuations, heat, various kinds of bacteria and many others.
Granite applications are for example, indoor and outdoor staircases, kitchen countertops, bathroom worktops, flooring, wall cladding and many other. If you search long enough you can find such curious elements as for example granite cubes used for cooling drinks or granite paperweights.
What’s floor pattern
Kitchen and the way it looks very often depends on wall paint, kitchen countertop, furniture or appliances. Sometimes it’s all of them combined that make the kitchen atmosphere. Yet, let’s not forget about one very important element, that is about kitchen floor. Although, at first sight it may seem that kitchen floor isn’t so important and doesn’t really draw attention of your guests, very often it’s just the opposite. It’s the kitchen floor that makes all the difference. Although, sometimes difficult to notice at the first sight it’s the floor that creates kitchen atmosphere.
Interestingly, the power of kitchen floor doesn’t solely depend on tiles’ colour or design. It’s very often the floor pattern that has the most powerful effects. Why is that? It’s because there are so many possible floor patterns that they can effectively change the way your kitchen looks. One of them is diamond floor pattern. What does it look like and when it’s best to decide on diamond floor pattern? Diamond floor pattern refers to the pattern in which tiles aren’t laid out in straight lines, but in such a way that tiles suddenly look like diamonds.
Diamond floor pattern
Diamond floor pattern looks really good, but unfortunately it can be tricky to be laid out. Horizontal straight lines are easy to be laid, there’s not much work to be done here. With diamond flor pattern there are a few complications. To prepare ahead for such a task you need to get tile cutter (it’s a must be for this type of floor pattern,) tile adhesive that’s strong enough to keep all the tiles in place and spacers. Before you even start thinking of diamond pattern be sure to choose the right type of tiles (pay special attention to colours and patterns) and you’re sure of kitchen’s space.
Interestingly, with diamond floor patterns it’s best to have enough space available. With small kitchens floor diamond pattern may not look effective at all. In such cases it’s much better to keep to traditional horizontal lines. Sometimes, it’s not good to be too creative while remodelling.