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Unit 16 South Hampshire Industrial Park
Eddystone Road, Totton
Southampton, Hampshire
SO40 3SA

 

Granite Worktops

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Granite worktop specialists

Polished & Attractive

There are very few things that can compete with the luxurious aesthetic of a kitchen that is equipped with granite worktops that blend seamlessly with the rest of the furnishings. Here at Change of Style Granite & Stone Ltd, we can provide the most impressive results and give you the granite worktops you have been dreaming of at very competitive prices.

Granite is a wonderful material to work with and our team takes great pleasure in forming and refining blocks of raw material into the wonderfully crafted finished products we present. Thanks to improvements in technology, creating granite worktops can be completely more swiftly, which is one the reasons we can transition from templating to installation and fitment in just one week.

Generally, granite is cut to incredibly accurate degrees using water jet technology and diamond wire and diamond blade saws, which are used to hew the raw shape from the initial slab of granite material. After this, our granite worktop specialists really come into their own by refining and honing the shape into the polished and attractive final product that you receive.

During the years that we have been in operation, our team has gained invaluable experience and skills in the processes of finishing and smoothing. These final touches and intricate details we add to the machined stone cannot be replicated by any existing machine. This is why having skilled craftspeople, such as our granite worktop specialists, completing the work is essential.

Our worktops are highly scratch resistant and will withstand years of usage without suffering any negative effects to their appearance. This is because of something called the Mohs hardness scale. Typically a steel knife blade will be between 5 – 6.5 on the scale, whereas granite sits at between 6.5 – 7. This means that it would actually be difficult to mark the granite surface, because it’s harder than the knife itself. However, to ensure the longevity of your surfaces, we always recommend using a chopping board.

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As granite is a natural product, there are many variations and no two worktops are ever the same. Inflections and mineral deposits within the stone itself makes each one unique and incredibly attractive.

Even though they are all different, depending on where the granite is quarried and extracted from, it will have certain characteristics, such as hue or colour. Here are some examples of the granite types we can supply:

• Angolan Black Granite
• Baltic Brown Granite
• Bianco Sardo Granite
• Black Galaxy Granite
• Blue Pearl Granite
• Emerald Pearl Granite

• Impala Granite
• New Venetian Gold Granite
• Zimbabwe Granite
• Tan Brown Granite
• River Valley White Granite
• Steel Grey Granite

These are certainly not all of the options available because there are so many different permeations of granite.

The reason for there being a myriad of options available is due to the way that granite is formed. It is an igneous rock, which is formed by slowly cooling magma that forms a crystalline structure. Granite itself is a composite material, which is composed mainly of quartz and feldspar with minor amounts of mica, amphiboles, and other minerals. All of the different colours are created by the specific mineral composition of the granite, which varies depending on where it was quarried from.

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It can be a bit overwhelming to see the sheer number of options available to you for granite worktops. Our team are always on hand to consult with and offer their perspective on what would work and the pros and cons of each type of granite. No matter which option you choose, you can be sure that you will receive exceptional results at our fantastically competitive prices.

If you would like to arrange a discussion, request a quote or some free samples, call us today on 02380 669300.