Years ago, granite was considered a high-end option for home decor. However, both the strength and resiliency of granite has made it a traditional application in modern kitchens and bathrooms. Now, today’s consumers and homeowners are finding more creative ways to make use of granite throughout their homes and offices.
Other Uses for Granite in Kitchens and Bathrooms
Granite provides a luxury feel throughout the home. Aside from kitchen countertops, polished granite can create a beautifully styled backsplash. Granite tiles are available as small mosaic tiles at less than 1” and up to 16” or larger.
In the bathroom, granite is perfect for a Jacuzzi tub surround or to frame a Roman tub. Some types of granite are also considered a highly durable surface for showers, steam showers, floors, walls, ceilings, and sinks.
Granite Table Top Applications
When it comes to granite, why stop at kitchens and bathrooms? As a durable and sturdy stone surface, granite is highly useful in a wide variety of applications. Granite provides a beautiful designer look, and it also serves as a durable work surface. Here are some new uses for granite in the home:
- Craft tables or work surfaces
- Coffee tables, end table tops
- Bedroom dressers and vanity tops
- Desk tops
Granite Fireplace Applications
The fireplace is the focal point of any room, and it’s another excellent option for the use of granite. Granite can provide a formal, polished look to your fireplace surround, using either honed or polished solid granite or granite tiles. You can surround your entire fireplace with granite, including the hearth and mantle. And you can keep the look as ornate or as simple as you’d like.
Outdoor Uses for Granite
Because of its high durability and resistance to the elements (rain, snow, hail, and sun), granite is a superb choice for use outdoors. Honed granite will require much less maintenance to preserve its look than polished granite will. Honed granite is also best applied near a pool or hot tub to provide traction and prevent slipping. Granite can be used in the following outdoor applications:
- Outdoor kitchen surfaces
- Fire pits or outdoor fireplaces
- Garden/patio paths and walkways
Granite Applications for Businesses
Granite has quickly become the item of choice when business owners decide to renovate their office spaces. And today’s business owners are finding more ways to incorporate granite applications into their office décor. Here are just some of the ways our customers are using granite in their businesses:
- Reception desks
- Break rooms
- Conference rooms
- Feature walls
- Executive offices
Are you ready for a home or office remodel? Discover new granite applications for your home or office.