Using granite remnants can save you a great deal of money when you are renovating your home. If you are looking for a green way to decorate your kitchen or bath, using granite remnants may be your best option. Custom granite fabricators use larger slabs of granite to cut to specific dimensions, which means there are smaller pieces of the slab left over.
How is it Green?
Granite remnants are just as they sound: pieces of granite that have been cut off of larger slabs from other projects. Generally these pieces are kept though they are not readily usable. Companies will often sell these pieces at a discounted rate because they are unable to use them to complete typical projects, which is great for consumers who are flexible enough to use them. They can be used in different ways to help you save money and go a bit greener in the process.
Unfortunately, granite cannot simply be destroyed or thrown away. It does not degrade and if thrown into a landfill, it will remain there forever, taking up space, but with a little creativity, you can use these smaller pieces to your advantage, and keep perfectly good material out of landfills. It not only helps the environment, but it can help keep you on budget as well.
How Can You Use It?
If you are replacing a countertop in a kitchen or bath, why not use smaller pieces of granite to create a patchwork design? You could mix and match colors and textures of granite to give your countertop a unique look. Or why not use the pieces to make a lovely entrance hall design? You can have the smaller pieces cut down into finer tiles to create an extraordinary mosaic on the floor!
You can also use the remnants to create a walkway in your backyard or to build a sitting area, just remember that slippery rule. Granite can look spectacular where you place it, so with a little ingenuity, you can customize a look that is uniquely you.
But before you start installing granite, be sure to speak with a professional granite company on how to best handle the remnants. A professional granite company can help you pick out the best pieces and install them as well, saving you a lot of time and money. All it takes is a little creativity and you will have a custom look in no time.