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Granite Kitchen worktops / countertops - what are classic looks that won't date, and how thick should the granite be?

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Earlybird Mon 19-Sep-16 15:22:52

In the process of planning a new basic kitchen. I want it to look nice, but don't want to spend lots of time and money. Hopefully a bespoke kitchen is somewhere in my future, but unfortunately, not at the moment.

I am considering white gloss cabinets, with a black slate floor, and white metro tiles for splash back with grey grout.

- thinking of getting a black granite countertop with mirrored flecks in, but worry that it has been too popular for too long, and wonder if it will look classic or dated? What other classic looks should i consider?

- Also, what thickness is standard for countertops? What would you recommend? I've found some that are 20 mm thick (stock item, so less expensive), but that sounds possibly cheap looking and could be brittle?

Any other recommendations for granite?

Thank you.

Mum2KSS Mon 19-Sep-16 16:31:09

Hi - I'd say go for what you like and not worry about trends - we've gone for 30mm and 20mm upstands.

UsedToBeAPaxmanFan Mon 19-Sep-16 21:44:44

We've got black granite 30mm worktops. No mirrored flecks but they are a sort of mottled black and grey.

I don't care if they are in or out of fashion. We love them and we're the ones who have to live with them.

OnePlanOnHouzz Tue 20-Sep-16 11:43:12

The marketing people are so good that anything you choose now will become 'out of date ' at some point.

To be as classic as you can - avoid anything fashionable. So no metro tiles or glossy kitchens .

Or just go with what you fancy and bugger what everyone else thinks !

Standard worktops are usually 20mm, 28mm and 38mm

Hope that helps !

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