Thinking of remodeling your kitchen? or overhauling your entire countertop? There is an overwhelming amount of material to choose from in the market. From kitchen countertops and backsplashes to vanities and fireplaces. The pressure is real for choosing a long-lasting material and something that is equally aesthetically pleasing. For most homeowners the easier choice is granite. It has found a place in millions of homes but it’s usually associated with countertops only. We are here to tell you that no matter how you use granite, it will most certainly impress you.
Here are some ways you can use attractive looking granite that will last longer and give your kitchen that premium feel:
Another great use of Granite is making it a backsplash. Due to the resilience and durability of the material, it proves to be great. It creates a great barrier between the wall and materials such as water, grease, and other cooking essentials. A great thing about granite is that it’s not only easy to install, but also easy to remove even as a DIY project. Here are 3 great tips on how to remove granite backsplash:
- Use a utility knife to cut the caulking where the backsplash meets the wall and the countertop.
- For easy removal, start caulking the edge or corner so you can smoothly peel it off.
- Use a putty knife and hammer to separate the backsplash from the wall by gently tapping the knife with the hammer.
Of course, the list starts off with the most popular use of granite which is “countertops”. It’s important to choose the right countertop for your kitchen and granite happens to be the top contender. Granite gains this popularity in our kitchens due to several of its qualities. These reasons include ease to clean, heat resistance, and resistant to water. Granite countertops make a statement in almost any and every kitchen. Be it a minimalistic monochromatic black kitchen or wooden vintage brown ones. Granite also has so many varieties in colors that it matches almost all decors.
Granite is a flexible stone in this regard. You can match your kitchen countertops with your kitchen flooring by using the same color granite. The porosity of granite can be covered by sealing it with an invisible protective coating. Granite is a great choice when it comes to your kitchen flooring as opposed to other materials like marble, travertine, and sandstone. Once done it lasts for decades.
Now, this might sound unusual but it’s an up-and-coming trend for people to mix and match two granite colors to go with their cabinets. Having too many colors can get very cluttered very quickly. One way to get around this is to get flashy colors like blue or green for your cabinets and mix two granite colors. Using two cabinet colors under exotic-looking granite gives your kitchen a chance to highlight various colors in the stone.
Granite tiles are not only used for flooring but some people have recently opted to have their kitchen and bedroom walls plastered with it. It has the ability to enhance the natural look of any space you add it to and helps you connect to your home whether indoor or outdoor. Thanks to polished granite it completely changes the look of your kitchen with its mirror effect and natural sensations. We recommend honed or aged granites for this.
The uses above are just the beginning, once you are comfortable and in love with Granite, we bet you will have it all over your place. In the long run, granite definitely makes it to the top of the best materials for kitchen countertops list! Just remember to keep a slight sample of paint chips or backsplashes from your kitchen to get a good color match when picking out granite.