Many people love the beauty and durability
of granite kitchen
and bathroom countertops,
but are renovating on a budget. If you are
looking for a way to install natural stone in your home or condo without
breaking the budget, granite remnant countertops may be the solution you're
The term "remnant” simply refers to new,
unused pieces of granite, marble, or quartz that are left over from another
job. Not all stone suppliers have countertop remnants available, but those
companies who do larger projects may have pieces of stone remaining after the
job is done. These remnants are usually very high-quality pieces of stone, but
because they are not large, their uses are limited, so they're priced
accordingly. If you need granite to cover a bathroom vanity, a galley kitchen
countertop area, a laundry room table, or other small surface, chances are that
a better stone supplier will be able to sell you a high-quality granite remnant
countertop at a reduced price. Depending on the option you choose, you could
save from 60% to 75% of the original price!
When using remnant pieces of stone,
installers must use one of two options:
- They must find a single remnant
that can be used for your counter or,
- They must find pieces of stone
that come from the same block and lot.
Every time that two pieces of stone meet at
a corner or seam, they should match, so that the counter has a uniform look.
Using stone from different blocks, or even from different lots from the same
block would create problems, since each piece of natural stone is unique.
Installing a new countertop can brighten
any room, and serve as a mini-renovation. Stone countertops add a feeling of
luxury to your home, and granite, marble and quartz
all come in a wide
range of colours and patterns. Granite is the most popular choice among today's
homeowners because of its many benefits. Granite is extremely durable; it is
heat resistant and scratch resistant, two important features for the kitchen.
Granite is a very hard and dense material, making it stain resistant and
virtually unbreakable. When sealed on an annual basis, granite is easy to clean
and maintain using only mild soap and a soft cloth. (Sealing is not difficult,
and can be compared to waxing a car.) Granite will not harbour bacteria, and
will provide a sanitary surface for the kitchen and bathroom.
Of course, stone countertops add a great
deal of value to your home. Homeowners who have put their houses on the market
have found that granite countertops are an excellent selling point.
And finally, granite is a beautiful natural
material, and natural elements in your home create warmth and depth that
synthetic materials can't match. The use of granite stretches back to ancient
civilizations; it has a timeless quality. The various minerals that give the
stone its colour and pattern catch and reflect the light, making your granite
countertop a focal point for the room.
A granite remnant countertop can transform your
living space, and add value to your home – without costing you a lot of money!
Contact a quality stone supplier today and ask about available granite remnant