Finding new purpose for offcuts and leftovers from construction work

Planning a home construction or a huge renovation can be tricky, that’s for sure. You have to take every possible factor into the account and you need to properly balance your budget before you even start thinking about starting the main phase of refurb or construction works. That is why it is worth calculating how much of the leftover materials will be reusable and how much of the resources can be used in more than way.
During construction and renovation, a lot of material goes to waste if you don’t find a different purpose for it. If you care about your budget (and you surely do), you must know about a couple of popular solutions that may enable you to utilize as much of the materials you bought as possible.

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What can be done with granite offcuts?

Most manufacturing processes cannot be completely lossless – there is always some amount of the material left and its usefulness varies. Fortunately, those leftovers after manufacturing process of a granite worktop can still be used and you wouldn’t want to waste such an expensive material, right?
Granite offcuts of any shape and size are one of the best materials for decorative purposes – they can be shaped into tables, figurines and other small elements. Offcuts can be a great addition to outdoor décor, as they can be for example used as stepping stones in the garden or as additional decorative elements of a stone terrace. Read More

Why are granite worktops expensive?

If you are a homeowner, you probably considered installation of a granite worktop in your kitchen, but you were astonished by the price of even the simplest and the smallest one. Why such seemingly simple product is so expensive?
Well, the majority of the price is dictated by the manufacturing process which required specialistic tools. First and foremost, you have to get the material to the workshop, and some more rare and exotic granite patterns and colors can be found only in one specific part of the world. But even if you choose a more common type of granite hat is available in your country, it is still hard to transport due to its weight. Read More

Alternatives to granite worktops

Granite is one of the most popular materials to use in kitchen worktop production. But it is also very expensive and out of budget range for many homeowners. But no fear – there are a couple other solutions that may be a viable alternative for a granite worktop. Here are some of the more convenient materials for kitchen worktops:

  • Quartz – as an artificially created stone, quartz is a good choice for those who look for the properties of granite for a bit less cash. Quartz worktops offer almost the same characteristics of granite – durability, resistance, ease of maintenance – and combine them with a unique customization options. As an artificial material, quartz can have almost any color and pattern imaginable and thus it can be used in unique interior arrangements.

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