Whenever you consider putting together a new kitchen or bathroom, the countertops are one of the most important pieces of the ensemble. They are the showpiece that most people will notice when they first walk in. They are also one of the most used surfaces in the entire room. The good news is that these do not have to be expensive to look incredible.
Whenever a stone slab is fabricated for many different types of use, pieces of that slab are left over. Those are called remnants. Those remnants are extremely affordable and can give your countertops a luxurious look without having to break the bank.
No matter what you decide to go with on your next home project, whether it be granite, quartz or marble, consider using remnants instead of buying whole slabs. It will save you a lot of money and will give you unique cuts of stone to use. Plus it is good for the environment, as it helps use materials that would otherwise go to waste.
Granite is one of the most common rocks found on the planet. Because of this, it can be found in use on many different building projects. Granite is used in flooring, paving, building construction, bridges, monuments, and more. If you are walking outside, chances are you will see granite everywhere. The good news is that all of this granite being used, it has an excess of remnants remaining. Granite countertops are great because they are extremely durable and affordable.
On its own, quartz is a common mineral found in most ingenious rocks around the planet. Its most common use is in glass making, especially plate glass, containers, specialty glass and fiberglass. Finding remnants of quartz is great because it is usually mixed with other materials that can give it a variety of looks and colors. And since it is so common, its prices are fairly reasonable.
Marble can be found in most of the beautiful sculptures and architecture around the world. One of the largest marble structures is the Washington Monument. Other monuments like the Taj Mahal, the US Capitol and the Lincoln Memorial all use marble in their construction. Marble is great for countertops and other structures because it is very durable and can withstand high levels of heat. Once again, it is used in so many construction projects, that its remnants are available almost anywhere and for a good price.