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5 ways Granite can be used effectively in a commercial environment

Granite has experienced a huge surge in popularity over recent years as the material of choice for home interiors, particularly in kitchens and bathrooms. However, more and more businesses are now realising that granite can also be used to great effect in the workplace, in a wide variety of ways.

Here are five ways in which granite can be used effectively in commercial settings.

1. Flooring

A highly polished, luxurious stone floor is a great asset for many different types of workplaces. Hotel and restaurant lobbies, office reception areas and even doctors’ or dentists’ waiting rooms are all lent a touch of class with a polished granite tiled floor, with its high sheen and subtle hues. As tiles can be cut in a variety of shapes and sizes, and granite is available in a range of different shades, it’s relatively simple to create a signature look for your business, even if you have more than one premises.

However, if you want to get more creative with your flooring, granite is also an ideal choice for this. A skilled professional will be able to use granite to create unique mosaic tiled effects, making your floor a real design feature. You can even go further and have your company logo recreated in granite and inserted as part of the floor design.

Granite is an ideal flooring material for high traffic areas, as it is hardwearing and maintains its appearance, even when put under considerable stress. Investing in a granite floor now could save your business money in the future.

2. Bar and table tops

Every bar, restaurant and hotel wants to add an extra touch of luxury to their design, as this helps them attract the best clientele. Granite makes an ideal choice for bar tops and table tops, as it looks opulent, it’s highly durable, and it’s relatively easy to maintain.

Granite can easily be sealed to make it non-porous, so liquids can’t seep into the stone. When sealed, granite is anti-bacterial, keeping your customers safe from germs. It’s also easy to clean with a soft cloth and some non-abrasive dish soap.

Restaurant customers will love to eat at high quality granite tables, and a granite salad bar can be a wonderful design feature. A granite bar top will make your bar or nightclub stand out from the crowd, as it sets your establishment apart from the competition, who are mainly still using old-fashioned wood.

3. Walls

Shops, offices, hotels and a wide variety of other commercial settings are all in need of relatively low-maintenance interior design solutions. Granite wall tiles can help you solve the problem, as they don’t need painting and they’re easy to clean. They will also withstand a significant amount of stress, which makes them ideal for busy commercial environments.

Even better, granite wall tiles look extremely attractive. Granite naturally contains a variety of different hues, a lot like marble, but there are several shades available, enabling you to devise your corporate look.

Granite wall tiles are also a great way of making your premises look bigger, as the highly polished surface reflects the light.

4. Bathrooms

Granite bathrooms make ideal design features in hotels. They offer an essential touch of luxury, while still providing the durability that gives you an excellent return on your investment, as they won’t need replacing for many years.

However, it isn’t just hotels that can benefit from a granite bathroom. They are also excellent USPs for bars, restaurants and even large corporate office environments, where your visitors will be impressed just as much as your staff.

5. Patios

Many commercial environments have outdoor areas. Hotels, restaurants and bars are obvious examples, but other businesses such as showrooms and garden centres often rely on attractive outdoor spaces to impress their customers.

If this is the case for your business, a granite patio could be the deign feature you need. Granite is the ideal material for outdoor areas, as it is hardwearing and durable enough to withstand even the changeable British weather! As it also looks so attractive, and is available in a number of different shades, it enables you to continue your interior design scheme through into your outdoor area, creating a seamless, high quality experience for your customers.

Find out more about the uses of granite

Whatever your industry, granite is such a versatile material that there are bound to be many ways it can be used in your workplace. If you would like to find out more about what granite could do for your business, please get in touch. We’re always happy to discuss your requirements.

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