Granite: aesthetics and functionality in one
Granite is one of the most widely used countertop materials. Granite conveys the impression of elegance, durability and quality. It can be used efficiently for buildings, sidewalks, bridges, monuments, and even in our homes.
At home, you can often see granite in kitchen and bathrooms as they are durable and easy to clean, as well as very decorative and beautiful. However, they have more uses than simply being kitchen and bathroom countertops.
Countertops and Boards
This is the most common use of granite that we see. They can be used on kitchen countertops, bathroom countertops, bar counter, vanity tops, and some even on mantels. The type of granite that is used for countertops is called biotite-granite. Granite is the common choice for countertops as they look shiny and modern after polishing. They also come in a variety of decorative yet stylish colors like pink, black, gray, white, and even brown. They are very easy to clean and resistant to heat and humidity.
Another great way to use granite at home is to make a granite backsplash. Using a granite backsplash in your kitchen adds an extra touch of elegance that will match your granite countertops. Since it is able to resist humidity, it is a perfect barrier between the wall and the humidity common in a kitchen.
The use of granite tile is another common use of granite in our home. It can be used as a kitchen or bathroom tile in conjunction with a wall panel creating a sleek, high-gloss space. It can also be cut into many sizes and designed as ceramic tile.
If you are a meticulous person and are bothered by stains on the floor from spills, granite is a great choice for you as a flooring material. As well as being tough when it comes to spills and stains, it can withstand heat too. Add to the fact that it gives that classy, vintage look to your home.
Sinks, Door Knobs, Granite Fireplace Mantels, and More
You can also use granite as a replacement for your metal sinks. Granite sinks can be traditional pedestal sinks, undercounter sinks, or modern corner sinks. Granite sinks resist heat and humidity so you can be sure your home is safe.
You can also use granite as blocks for the exterior wall of your homes. They can be rough or polished, giving your home a cozy and elegant atmosphere. They are also very sturdy and can last longer than expected. Most of the classic houses of years ago were built with granite. Think of all the other possibilities that you can make use of granite and it is sure to be as functional and durable as it is beautiful.