When you are going through your home to decide what renovations you want to take on, there are a few things that come to you instantly like your kitchen, flooring, new paint and so on. However, there are certain things in your home that need a renovation but you don’t think about it as “important”. Your shower is one of those things. You renovate everything else in the bathroom like your vanity and the floors, but you don’t think the shower is of utmost importance. Have you ever heard the saying – you don’t realize how much it was needed until you have it? Think about it- your shower is used at least once a day and is an important part of your daily routine. No one wants to take a shower in a dated, moldy, mildewed, falling apart shower! So let’s talk about the different ways you improve the look and feel of your shower with granite.
The great thing about granite, which we have talked about time and time again, is that it is durable and resistant. Let’s do a quick recap of the benefits of granite.
- Granite is resistant to most wear and tear especially in areas that see high traffic .i.e. a shower.
- Granite is also non-porous, so high exposure to moisture will not affect it as long as you seal it and take care of it properly you will have no issues.
- The granite looks fantastic and will last for years without any repairs needed.
- Granite is heat resistant so you don’t have to worry about high temperature affecting the stone.
Of course, these are just a few benefits of granite in a shower but as you have probably heard in other blogs of ours, the benefits don’t stop there. To learn more about the benefits of granite check out our website and visit the blog tab! Now, let’s give you some design inspiration for your shower renovation.
If you have a walk-in shower or a shower with walls that are taller than the average shower, you can use granite slabs to act as the interior walls. By using a granite slab rather than tile or ledge stone, the installation process is easier and your upkeep will be kept to a minimum because you won’t have to worry about replacing grout or specific tiles. A full slab wall also looks luxurious and one of a kind that will leave your house guests in awe. When it comes to budgeting for this type of renovation, you can make it cheaper by using half slabs rather than full slabs which will cut the cost down.
The next way you can use granite in a shower is in a tile system. This design can be used in just about every style of shower and is relatively easy to install and take care of. The fun thing about using granite tiles is that you can get as creative as you want with the size of the tiles and the layout of them. You can lay them down with different patterns, shapes, and colors in mind and create your own design. As far as the upkeep, the only thing to look out for is for any damages in the grout or any cracks in the tiles.
The last design idea we have for using granite in a shower renovation is ledge stone. Now, this can be used as the full wall, or it can be used as an accent alongside granite tiles perhaps. Ledgestone is a great way to give your shower design some dimension and a unique look by adding a variety of accents through colors, shapes, profiles, and designs.
Your shower is something that you use often and daily which means it should be a place that you enjoy. At the end of the day, no one wants to be in a shower that is old, dirty, and outdated because that doesn’t help your relaxation at the end of a long day.
To learn more about renovating your home with granite or to learn more about the benefits of granite, check out our website or come talk to a stone specialist today!