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Length: 1000mm, Width: 800mm, Thickness: 20mm
£253.20 Inc VAT.
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This Apollo-Granite Granite Worktop Has A Exquisite Blue-Pearl Pattern With A Rustica Finish. Dimensions: 1000 X 800 X 20mm
Granite work surfaces are a very popular choice and bring timeless beauty into every kitchen. Granite is one of the hardest materials on earth, formed millions of years ago beneath the earthâ€™s surface. Worktops made from granite are extremely hard wearing & wonâ€™t scratch under normal use and are easy to clean & maintain, making them ideal worktops for kitchens & bathrooms. Apollo Granite Blue Pearl adds an immediate WOW factor to even the smallest of kitchens. Granite is a naturally occurring igneous rock, with variations of both grain and colour. Natural granite worksurfaces not only look very attractive and exude quality; they are naturally hardwearing and will withstand the rigours of everyday use. As Granite is a natural stone, pitting and veining will occur in random distribution of swirls. Subtle variations in shade or areas of contrast will also appear within the body of the worksurface. Almost any decor in your kitchen can be enhanced by the addition of granite. Consider Granite as an attractive addition alongside other materials, as there is a huge range of colours available to complement any colour scheme. Its heat resistant qualities make it ideal for installation near a stove or any surface that requires extreme heat. General Specifications: Headwearing: Extremely hardwearing, granite is one of the hardest materials on earth, rating 7 on Mohs hardness scale and a granite worktop can last a lifetime. Granite is a coarse grained, crystalline igneous rock primarily composed of Quartz and Feldspar. It forms from slowly cooling magma that is subjected to extreme pressures deep beneath the earthÊ¼s surface. The molecular structure renders Granite very stable and rigid, it will not bend or flex. Cleaning: Granite must not be rubbed with abrasive materials. All spills should be cleaned up immediately, as it is always easier to wipe up a spill than to have to deal with a dried-on stain. For daily cleaning we recommend a solution of warm water with a drop of washing-up liquid. Soak a cloth in the solution, wring out until almost dry and wipe the down the worksurface. If your worksurface has an integrated sink, clean this in the same way as the worksurface. Heat: Though Granite is heat resistant, NEVER place hot pans, dishes or utensils directly on the worksurface (or into an empty sink). Hot items may mark or damage the surface. Always use a heat protection pad or trivet (with rubber feet) for hot cookware, or leave cookware to cool on the hob first. Avoid pouring boiling liquids directly into sinks without also turning on the cold tap. Staining: Although Granite is one of the least absorbent stoneâ€™s, it can still be stained by grease, wine, coffee, nicotine, fruit juices and other strongly coloured substances. Granite worksurfaces are sealed upon installation and must be resealed every 6 months. Any spillages must be removed immediately as delay could result in permanent damage. Scratches: Granite is highly scratch resistant but not scratch proof. Small scratches of less than 25mm in length are considered â€˜within toleranceâ€™ and are considered acceptable. Always use a chopping board, as granite will blunt your knives and can leave scratch. Thermal Expansion: Due to thermal expansion granite can expand up to 1mm per metre. A gap of at least 3mm should be left at each end of the worktop when fitted and filled with decorators caulk. When granite is joined to other materials (such as glass, steel or wood) an elastic type of adhesive, for example polyurethane, is required for expansion. Pitting and Veining: As Granite is a natural stone, pitting and veining will occur in random distribution of swirls. Subtle variations in shade or areas of contrast will also appear within the body of the worksurface. Fissures, Blemishes & Natural Flaws: Some level of what could be referred to as spots or blotches are inherent in the material. Small fissures are a common feature in any Granite and these natural flaws were present at the rock formation. Internal radius: Internal profile edges on all edge detail other than bevel edge must have a radius of at least 60mm. Bevel edges donâ€™t have this constraint as they are hand finished.
Formed millions of years ago beneath the earths surface Timeless beauty 20mm thickness Stain, Heat and scratch resistant One of the hardest substances on earth Rating 7 on Mohs hardness scale Easy to clean and maintain 24 standard colours now available Ideal for kitchen and bathroom worktops Tolerance in granite is Â±2mm Extremely hard wearing worktops, wonâ€™t scratch under normal use Fissures, spots, pit marks or blotches can be expected due to the natural flaws in rock formation 10 year manufacturer's limited warranty
Hob & Sink cutouts: Granite sink / hob cut outs are barred front & back (fitting of steel support bars to give additional support to cutouts), Without steel supports bars, the length of a cut out is reduced considerably. Large cut outs need to be scored and cored on occasions. This leaves the corners of the cutout in place, ready for removal on-site by the installer. Granite is susceptible to ‘blowing out’. This occurs when contact is made with the material whilst cutting or grinding. This is very common in large particled granite. ie. we fill and seal the affected areas with epoxy resin (colour may vary) to ensure the material is not left with any sharp edges or ‘chips’.
A minimum of 120mm is required between two hob cutout, 100mm is required between hob and sink cutouts, 70mm is required between two sink cutouts and sink cutouts are placed 50mm from the worktop front edge.
Stainless Steel Sinks: Please specify the preferred undermounting of Stainless Steel Sinks. Silicone sealant may be rendered ineffective when plumbing the sink in, it is important that the sink is re-sealed by the plumber, or the 12 months guarantee will be invalid if the work is not carried out. If a waste disposal unit is fitted to an undermounted sink after installation, additional support will be required, otherwise your warranty may be invalidated.
Joints: Granite joints are finished with a small ariss to the top edge. Silicone sealant is applied to prevent water ingression.
Overhangs & Supports: Any overhang extending more than 300mm must be supported.Handling: For installations you will need additional labour on worktops weighing above 150kg. Every additional 75kg requires an extra person to assist with lifting. Due to the weight of granite, please ensure that your units are level and securely fixed.Drainer Grooves: Drainer grooves and recessed drainers may be duller than the rest of the polished surface. Colour matching is not always possible as granite can vary dramatically throughout each scant.Points of Note: Hob flanges need to sit on aluminium thermal insulation tape around the cut-out to avoid conducting excess heat & causing cracks in the worktop.Regular use of your Care & Maintenance Kit should ensure that your worktop always looks good.
If you want to return your product bought from HCSupplies you have until the seventh day after delivery of the item to let us know in writing that you would like to return your item for a refund. Please send us an email to [email protected] or write to us at our address on our contact page. This however does not apply to any item(s) from our kitchen worktops range. For example, kitchen worktops, breakfast-bars, splashbacks and upstands cannot be returned.
In the unlikely event your product arrives damaged or is faulty please contact us to arrange a replacement or refund. Worktops need to be checked on delivery and refused if any damage is present. For all other items please open and check your items as soon as possible and notify us within 24 hours of delivery if there are any damages.
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All products should be checked for any damage on delivery and solid surface products should be checked for colour consistency prior to installation. Any claims after installation relating to colour inconsistency are not covered by the product warranty.
Please note that items from the following brands/ranges are made to order and therefore once an order is placed a cancellation is not possible: Apollo Magna, Apollo Quartz, Apollo Slabtech, Corian, Granite Worktops, Silestone, Zodiaq and Wood Worktops.