As we pointed out in our article on trends in architecture and construction for 2022, many homeowners are considering different renovation actions in order to meet the great challenges of construction: comfort, habitability, accesibility and energy efficiency. In this article, we tell you why granite is a safe bet for your renovation plans.
Advantages of granite in renovation
Granite stands out for its high abrasion resistance and flexural strength, characteristics that make it ideal for withstanding sudden changes in temperature, as well as road and pedestrian traffic. Since it is an impermeable rock, it is excellent for constructions in contact with water.
Its use is highly appreciated by builders in kitchen and bathroom countertops and floors, in tile format for interiors and exteriors and also in street furniture applications or as paving stones or kerbstones in transit areas: squares, pavements or building accesses.
Providing a home with better levels of energy efficiency is one of the main challenges of any refurbishment. Granite, thanks to its exceptional thermal insulation, protects the home from low temperatures and keeps the interior temperature more stable.
When a renovation is chosen instead of a new building, it is often due to a question of economic costs. Due to its durability, granite offers a magnificent quality-price ratio and also allows the initial investment to be amortized in a short period of time, as the house is revalued.
When it comes to renovation, another important criterion is to opt for materials that adapt well to any aesthetic decoration. The versatility of granite, thanks to its different finishes and chromatic variety, makes it possible to offer all kinds of elegant and long-lasting combinations. Also, if the original building was built in stone, we can take advantage of the existing structures, adding a little more material, which will allow great cost savings.
Finally, the choice of granite allows a better integration with the landscape, respecting the environment or the constructive characteristics of the area.
In summary, the most significant advantages of granite applied to renovations are due to its outstanding physical properties:
- It increases the value of the property as it is a noble piece.
- Easy maintenance and cleaning
- Difficult to scratch and stain
- High resistance
- It has an eternal lifespan
- Each piece has a unique beauty. No two pieces of granite are alike.
- Allows tailored pieces to be made
- Thermal insulation.
- Excellent value for money compared to other materials with a much shorter lifespan.
- Landscape integration.
If you are planning a renovation or rehabilitation, contact us, we will be happy to advise you.