Installing A New Granite Kitchen Countertop? What You Can Do With Any Left Over Pieces

A granite countertop is not only beautiful but is also very durable and gives your kitchen a unique look. Depending on the size of the countertop and how you choose to install it, it can cost you $4 up to $100 per square foot. This can get very expensive if you are a very large kitchen. For this reason, you do not want to waste any granite. If you have any granite pieces leftover, below are some things you can do with them.

Use Them in Your Home

Depending on how large the granite pieces are, you could use them as table tops. For example, if you have a large, rectangular piece of granite, you could use it to top a coffee table. If you are the DIY type or know someone that can work with wood, you can make a table with a granite countertop to set something decorative or a lamp on it. Have some of the pieces cut down to small squares and you can use them as hot plates.

You could glue a rubber pad on the bottom of the granite and place it on your kitchen table. You can then put hot dishes on it so you do not have to worry about them touching your table.

Cut the granite piece down to size and use as a cheese tray. You could be unique and have them cut in different shapes.

If you need new flooring in your kitchen, have the granite pieces cut into tiles. Cut them in variations in size to make the flooring look unique.

Use Them Outside

Make a table with the granite piece for outside to sit colorful flower containers on.  This can make a beautiful display. This table could be used on your patio or deck as an extra space to set things on.

Because granite is so strong, you could use it as a base for a decorative piece outside, such as a fountain or very large flower pot.

Cut the granite into irregular shaped tiles and make a pathway leading to a garden or other area of your yard. Granite is extremely slippery when it becomes wet, however. Put the glossy side down, and rub a piece of sandpaper on the other side to give it more grip. This also brings out the beautiful color of the granite.

If you do not want to use the leftover granite, you can probably sell it or give it to one of your family members or friends that want to use it for their home. For more information, visit websites like