Premium granite kitchen worktops

With over 50 years of experience, Melrosa specialises in producing high-quality luxury granite worktops for a variety of kitchen styles and unique needs.

Our selection of granite worktops are made from natural sources and we use advanced technology to create high quality kitchen surfaces that will add a touch of class to your kitchen space.

Melrosa specialises in bespoke marble, granite & quartz kitchen worktops. Contact us to get a quote for a luxury granite worktop today.

What is granite?

What is granite?

Granite is a type of igneous rock composed primarily of a mixture of minerals including quartz, feldspar and micas.

It is renowned for its extremely hard wearing texture and durability. Granite is one of the hardest substances on the planet, second only to diamond. Granite is also a natural stone, created from the compression of molten rock beneath the Earth’s surface.

It is often a popular choice for kitchen work surfaces and has a sophisticated, dimensional appearance after polishing.

What is granite?
How are granite worktops made?

How are granite worktops made?

To produce a granite worktop, advanced technology is used to create custom designs and requires professional installation.

Granite will be drilled and extracted from quarries using special machines that can cut the rock into slabs. These slabs will then be shaped and sized to fit a variety of kitchen spaces.

Although the manufacturing process is of course man-made, the material used is natural and this is an attractive quality to homeowners and potential buyers.

Why choose a granite worktop?

Granite countertops are a popular, practical option for homeowners due to their durable and sturdy qualities. They are particularly good for family homes, where damage to the surfaces might be a big factor to consider.

Scratch and heat-resistant

Low maintenance

Pretty and practical

Boosts home value

Frequently Asked Questions

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When choosing a granite worktop, you are automatically boosting the value of your home both financially and aesthetically. Granite worktops are an ideal investment for home owners because they are beautiful, long-lasting, easy maintenance and can see a big ROI as they are so popular on the market.

Whether you’re looking for a steel grey finish or want to bring your ivory fantasy to fruition, we can make it happen.

If you’d like to find out more information about having a granite worktop installed in your home, contact us for a quote.

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Granite worktops can be a little on the pricier side but their high-quality and durable characteristics make them a worthwhile investment in the long-run, especially as they require little maintenance and are likely to last longer than other types of worktop surfaces.

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Granite worktops are a cheaper alternative to quartz worktops. The costs of installing a granite worktop will vary depending on bespoke requirements but generally are more affordable than quartz per square foot installed.

For more information on installation prices, contact us.

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Choosing the best kitchen worktop is entirely dependent on what you value the most. Our range of quartz, marble and granite countertops at Melrosa are all durable and have aesthetic appeal.

If you’d like to explore your options in more depth, check out our guides.

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Granite worktops can be easily maintained using a microfiber cloth and even a dry one for a basic clean.

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As well as being very easy to care for, granite is extremely tough and durable; its practicality being a desirable trait. However, granite is a porous material, meaning that it can absorb spills and if it isn’t sealed properly, liquid can damage the surface and weaken it.

This is why you should have granite surfaces sealed and re-sealed when necessary to block the pores and prevent liquid from getting into the stone. Granite is one of the least porous natural stones however and does not require re-sealing as frequently as marble countertops.

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To clean granite worktops, you should use a pH neutral form of washing up liquid or cleaning product mixed with warm water. We also recommend using a soft, microfibre cloth.

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If you’re trying to decide between a quartz worktop or a granite worktop, we have put together a handy comparison guide to help you decide on which surface will suit your bespoke needs.