Yes, granite is perfect for bathrooms
Granite has had a surge in popularity in recent years as it’s both on-trend and timeless, luxurious and practical, all-natural and tough as rock. However, many people assume that granite can’t be used in the bathroom – that’s wrong! We think granite is perfect for bathrooms – here’s why:
Granite is waterproof
Trapped moisture leads to mould, rotten walls and other problems. Granite is waterproof which means that water vapour in the air and splashes of water from the shower, bath or sink can’t penetrate through the granite worktop or tiles. It might seem obvious, but choosing a material which can’t absorb water is the easiest way to keep your bathroom clean and fresh and prevent more extensive damage to your home.
Granite is easy to clean
Granite is non-porous which means that water, dirt, bacteria, soap and smells aren’t absorbed by the stone – they just rest on the surface. This means that the surfaces are very hygienic and cleaning up is easy. Many people find that all they need to do is wipe down their granite worktop or bathroom tiles with a mild cleaner and a cloth, or soap and water.
Granite comes in tiles and slabs
From a purely practical point of view, when planning a stone bathroom you’ll want options. Granite, a natural stone, is quarried and then cut into various thicknesses before shipping. This includes both thin tiles, ideal for creating a splashback or bath surround, and thicker slabs, ideal for a granite worktop, vanity or table top.
Granite is tough as rock
Granite is one of the toughest natural materials out there, which makes it very hard to damage. It doesn’t stain easily – it’s even been known to resist hair dye and fake tan, although we don’t advise testing it out! It’s also very hard to chip or break granite tiles or to crack or damage a granite worktop which makes it ideal for the rough and tumble of family life.
Granite lasts decades
Used as a building material in high-traffic areas such as floors and courtyards, granite has lasted centuries. We don’t know if your house will last that long, but we can definitely say that a granite bathroom can last you decades with proper care. As granite doesn’t weather or fade in sunlight, your granite bathroom will look as beautiful as it did on installation day, every day.
Granite is a beautiful natural stone
Last but certainly not least, granite is a stunning natural stone. Each slab and tile is unique as it was formed deep in the earth’s crust by extreme heat and pressure over thousands of years. As a result, the stone from each different granite quarry has its own unique qualities and no two granite worktops are entirely identical. There are many different colours of granite, including white, grey and black granite, with flecks of different colours. By choosing granite for your bathroom, you are selecting an amazing natural product with its long history written on its surface.