Granite is a very resilient stone and it’s also relatively inexpensive. It doesn’t stain easily, is available in a variety of colors and designs, and looks luxurious. While you need to be very careful with marble, granite can suffer a considerable amount of wear and tear and still last for ages. After all, there are still over hundred year old buildings around with granite floors, columns, countertops, etc. At Five Star Stone, Inc, we believe that granite can be used almost everywhere. Here are some examples:
Kitchen Islands and Countertops
One would say that granite is ideal for kitchens. Unlike marble, it doesn’t get stained or develop scratches easily. Marble just requires a considerable amount of care while granite would only need to be sealed every once in awhile. Granite can also withstand heat, is water resistant, and very easy to clean. Because of the sheer variety of style and colors, this natural stone can fit into any kind of home. So whether you have a modern, sleek kitchen or an old, country style kitchen, granite would fit right in and give you home a rich, luxurious look.
If you can use granite for a countertop, why not use it as a backsplash? A kitchen backsplash is a tough barrier between the heat of the stove and cooking area and the wall it stands by. When you cook, oil, water, and other such ingredients can spray onto the wall behind the stove. If the wall is bare, it will be covered with unsightly stains. If you install a backsplash, you can simply wipe the spray.
Granite is a great material for this. It is heat resistant to a large extent, it doesn’t stain easily, and it’s easy to clean. It will withstand all the abuse that a backsplash has to endure. Moreover, if your countertop and the backsplash are granite, you have continuity in design.
As we mentioned before, granite is quite resistant to water. It’s not as porous as marble, so it’s unlikely to develop water stains. That makes it a great material for a bathroom vanity countertop. Granite is resilient enough to endure regular use, which means that you can use it in your master bathroom easily. This stone is very easy to clean and maintain. It doesn’t encourage mold either, so it’s a great addition to any bathroom. It doesn’t hurt that granite is stunning to look at. Your bathroom would look great too.
Fireplaces are often the centerpiece or the highlight of your living room. It’s a place people gather around and relax. A granite mantle would immediately catch the eye and attract compliments. There’s something about granite that looks so sophisticated and rich. It would be a great addition to any home. It you’re planning to add a fireplace and a mantle to create drama and attract attention, granite is the way to go. As the stone is quite heat resistant, you won’t have to worry about it being damaged or cracking.
Table and Desk Tops
Do you want to make your desk or your dining table interesting and unique? Add a granite top to it. You’ll get enduring value and a wonderful piece of furniture. Granite is completely at home in a formal dining room, a bustling kitchen, and an elegant study or home office. In fact, a granite top desk would add a level of sophistication to your home office that even a best ornate desk wouldn’t achieve.
Floor and Accents
Granite can be used to make your flooring interesting. You can install granite tiles on your floors or add medallions in the center of the room. That would bring elegance and drama to your home and definitely make it stand out. You can use them on the floors in several rooms, or add it to your walls as accents and decoration.
As you can see, your imagination is the only limit for how you use granite in your home. The stone is just so naturally beautiful and versatile that you can use it for almost anything. If you have more questions, call Five Star Stone Inc. at 727 265 1100 or just fill this contact us form and we’ll get back to you.