Granite Care With proper care, your granite worktops will give you many years service. As with any decorative and functional part of your home, you do need to follow some simple guidelines: As soon as possible after installation (following advice from your fitter), the granite worktops should be cleaned and protected. We recommend the Lithofin Care Kit, which we supply or you could order the ‘Stain Stop Plus’ on it’s own contact us here.
Lithofin MN Stainstop (available on its own or as part of the Care Kit) should be re-applied every 6 months. Do not place very hot pans directly onto the granite worktop – use a trivet or mat. Take care to wipe up spills, and any acidic foods or liquids should be taken off as soon as possible. Regular cleaning is best done with warm soapy water. Do not use acidic, abrasive or alkali cleaners. Do not drop or hit hard objects against the worktops. Do not chop directly on the worktop – use a chopping board to protect your worktops and your knife.
Granite is one of the most durable natural stone materials available for your home. It has been formed by the cooling of molten magma, giving each piece its own unique characteristics and appearance. When we prepare your granite worktops for production, we match the various pieces as well as possible, but there will always be minor differences. These are a feature of using natural materials, and can enhance the beauty of your kitchen. If you take the same care with your granite worktops that you would with other materials in your home, you are unlikely to experience any problems.
Craig and Jimmy travelled to the South of France to our holiday home to fit granite worktops in the new kitchen, as we thought it safest to use people we knew! The results are really good, and everyone who has seen the kitchen is very impressed. It was also extremely helpful that they did exactly what we wanted, despite being in France and us being in London. The photos show the quality of the work done. I have no hesitation in recommending Craig and Jimmy, and will use them again if we have the need.
Thanks for another job well done, both of the customers that you worked at this weekend were thrilled with the results. We continue to offer your service along with our kitchens. Our customers appreciate the value and service but also enjoy the experience of seeing their stone cut and polished on site. This has saved a lot of time, preventing them from having to wait for the usual few days between template and installation and getting us paid sooner too.
We spent quite a bit of time finding the right company to fit our kitchen worktops, C and J Stonemasonry came up trumps with price, choice and service.Living in the northeast of Scotland we weren’t sure who would come this far. The team who fitted the worktops, Jimmy and Craig, did an outstanding job. We will have no hesitation in recommending C and J Stonemasonry to anyone.