UPDATED: Unique ways to use granite

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Granite is one of the most popular choices when it comes to kitchen and bathroom countertops. Granite is hard, durable, and can last forever. Another thing that makes granite so great is its versatility. Granite can be used for much more than just countertops! 

When countertop companies install new countertops for their clients, custom fittings usually result in leftover pieces. Luckily, granite, like many other natural stone materials, is recyclable! What do we mean by this? You can use granite remnants in many unique ways!

Firenze International is one of the leading granite countertop fabricators in the Omaha, Nebraska area. We can supply you with natural stone that will meet AND exceed your customer’s expectations! Below, we share some unique ways you can use granite in any home setting!

Shelving

A  cool way to use granite in your space in a way that is still functional is by adding  granite shelving. You can do this in multiple ways. Floating granite shelves are a great option for those that like the open shelving look. You could match it to your countertops or do something completely different to get a contrast. Either way, these shelves are likely going to be pretty unique to your space. 

Another way to use granite slabs in shelving is to use some sort of built-in unit and to add granite to the tops of the shelves. This will add a bit of luxury and an expensive feel to the space. This is also a great option because it won’t be too expensive. The shelving will not take up much space, which means you won’t need to buy a bunch of granite. 

Coffee table

Although this isn’t completely different than using it for countertops, it is using it in a completely different space. Utilizing granite for your living room coffee table or end tables can add a sleek and modern look to your space. It can be a nice contrast if the rest of your space is warm and cozy. Consider using these stone slabs to bring a natural, unique and lustrous feel to the space. 

Fireplace

Granite is a great material to use for your home’s fireplace. Why? First off, there’s not a much more beautiful material than granite. Granite comes in a variety of colors and designs, and can match whatever design you need it to! Secondly, granite is a natural stone that does a great job of retaining heat. This means that you will be able to heat  your entire room and stay comfortable more easily when your fireplace is on!

Trays

If you only want to incorporate a very small amount of granite, consider sprinkling it in with some small decor features. An awesome way to use granite slabs functionally is by creating some type of tray. This could be one that you use on your ottoman to hold remotes, coasters and other things you’d like to keep handy, or it could be a type of serving tray for when you are entertaining. Either way, these create a beautiful and elegant feature that won't break the bank. 

Granite is one of the best materials to use in a home! It’s beautiful, durable, and long-lasting. Whether you are installing new countertops or want to add some uniqueness to your home design, consider choosing granite! Call a granite countertop fabricator today to get started. 


As one of the largest granite countertop fabricators in the Midwest, we understand how amazing this building material is. If you have any questions about choosing the right granite slabs for your next project, give our team a call today!

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