Homeowners think of using granite for countertops in their kitchen or bathroom and may not be aware of other uses in their homes. Here are five ways in which you can use granite to make a statement in your home.
Here are some things about granite you may not be aware of and can consider when choosing the types of materials to use in your home.
- Granite is the oldest igneous rock in the world that forms deep underground.
- The main component that makes up the earth’s continental crust
- Has grains large enough to be seen with the naked eye
- The white mineral grains you see in granite are feldspar, the most abundant rock on the planet that comprises about 60% of the earth’s surface.
- One of the hardest substances in the world, second only to diamonds
- Used in construction since ancient Egyptian times
- Mount Rushmore is sculpted out of granite
Granite is long-lasting, and since it’s so tough, it can handle hot dishes being placed on it, or if something drops from a cabinet, it won’t damage the surface. It used to be that you had to reseal granite yearly, but with longer-lasting sealers, some granite may not need the maintenance for years.
Having a granite backsplash can make for a classy look and can protect your walls from mold and mildew, as well as from cleaning off grease. A backsplash behind your oven is a perfect place, as well as behind your sink. When combining countertops with backsplashes, it creates a cohesive feel, which also saves both time and money.
These types of sink styles are gaining popularity in homes. Instead of the typical ceramic or stainless steel sinks, granite is a stylish choice that has the added benefit of easy maintenance and less resistance to water. You can choose from many different colors, textures, and sizes when you opt for granite sinks. You can find granite in a pedestal sink, under-the-mount sink, or as an angular, modern basin.
Imagine having granite as your kitchen table or in a foyer that when you come in, you see a beautiful looking table with a vase of assorted flowers as a centerpiece. Using this durable material as a table will add an elegant look to your home.
A cool way to use granite is by designing mosaics with tiles. You can use them on your walls, floors, and even ceilings. Scraps and remnant granite can be used for various purposes, such as cutting boards, crafts, crafts, and decorations. You can also use granite outside for accents on decks or in landscapes, water features, and more.
Granite Tile Floors
As stated above, you can use granite for tile flooring in your kitchen, bathrooms, foyer, laundry room, and as inlays around the patio or for an outdoor kitchen. It’s incredibly hard, though, so if you have small children, it may not be the best idea.
Ready for Upgrades? Contact Granite 4 Less
Now is the perfect time to upgrade your counters or flooring, or to try your hand at creating a mosaic masterpiece in your home. Contact Granite 4 Less today and let us help you create a beautiful new look for your home.