Tips for Picking Granite for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Worktops

Tips for Picking Granite for Your Bathroom or Kitchen Worktops

When it comes to choosing the granite that you use for your kitchen or bathroom worktops you’re going to enjoy the options that you have. You can pick from a variety of finishes and colours and shapes and sizes that can be adapted easily to any kitchen space. You should also pay attention to the thickness of the granite that you choose so that you will get the look that you want. Let’s take a look at some tips for picking granite for your bathroom or kitchen worktops that will please you once the job has been completed.


  1. Granite worktops can help you achieve the interior design that you want simply by the colours that you pick. For a classic look you can use earthy tones that are warm such as browns and taupes. Small kitchens should incorporate granite that has pieces of white throughout in beautiful veining patterns; this will give your kitchen added detail that makes it look bigger than it really is. For galley kitchens you should use lineal granite which will make it look wider; use colours such as black, brown, or shades of green. Finally for kitchens or bathrooms that need a bright and vibrant look you should use granite that has peachy tone, rose shades, or red colours for a classic look.

  2. You may want to consider off cuts of granite for the bath surrounds that enhance the look of your freestanding tub. Your installer can use these pieces to create various and interesting patterns that add a more modern look to the entire room. Keep in mind that with these off cuts you can combine different colours, textures, and patterns to create a more personalised bathroom. This granite will become the focal point of your bathroom and will help to use up some extra granite that you may have left over from your kitchen project.

  3. Pay close attention to the thickness of the granite that you choose for your job since it will impact the overall look that you achieve when the project is finished. Thick granite will give a more rustic look whereas a thin layer of granite will furnish your bathroom or kitchen with a more modern look. Granite is durable and easy to maintain so the thickness won’t hamper its ability to stand up to water, heat, or liquids that are spilled on it. Another point to consider when you are choosing granite thickness is the location in which it’s going to be used; ask the installer to round off any corners or finish them so that you won’t continually bump into them or tear clothing on sharp edges.

  4. Finally, pick a finish that enhances the decor that you want your kitchen or bathroom to have. Choose high-gloss for an elegant look, a rough surface for rustic decor, and a matte finish for rooms that feature a more casual appeal.

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