At Granite Transformations of San Rafael, we’re committed to making the demolition and installation process of all your home remodeling projects simple so you can focus on the fun part—choosing the design elements that will turn your house into your dream home. When it comes to backsplash installation, we take care of the hard work so you can spend less time searching for DIY tips and more time searching for inspiration. We offer a wide selection of mosaics and backsplashes to help you select the surface that captures your style.
Ready to get started? Set up your complimentary design consultation by calling Granite Transformations of San Rafael today, or try out our visualizer to design your space from the comfort of your home!
What’s in style for kitchen backsplashes?
With seemingly endless patterns and designs to choose from, backsplash gives you the perfect opportunity to add personality to your kitchen. Whether you love the elegance of mother of pearl backsplash or want to incorporate a pop of color with mosaic tile, Granite Transformations of San Rafael can help you bring your ideas to life.
Here are a few of our favorite kitchen backsplash trends:
Mosaic backsplash is as beautiful as it is timeless, giving you endless colors to choose from and visual depth with varying tile sizes and contrasting shades. Whether you want to add color to your kitchen or keep a more contemporary pallet with neutral hues, Granite Transformations has something to suit your style.
As more homeowners opt for clean lines and minimal design, subway tiles have become a staple. A traditional white subway tile backsplash is perfect for brightening up any kitchen, while colorful subway tile backsplash makes for a unique statement piece. No matter which look you’re going for, Granite Transformations of San Rafael is here to help you select a kitchen backsplash that you’ll fall in love with.
Mother of Pearl Backsplash
The elegance of pearls isn’t just for jewelry—you can bring the same level of sophistication to your kitchen with mother of pearl backsplash. Our Metropolis Pearl Mosaic Tile offers the iridescent shine of mother of pearl while also offering the visual interest of the varying shapes and contrasting shades of mosaic tile.
Matching Backsplash and Countertops
Choosing to extend your countertop surface to your backsplash can help you create a contemporary, seamless design. Although this is most often seen with marble countertops, any of the surfaces offered by Granite Transformations of San Rafael can be installed as kitchen backsplash.
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There’s no denying marble’s ability to bring a touch of elegance to any room—but the work that goes into maintaining marble countertops isn’t quite as glamorous. If you’ve been considering integrating marble into your next home renovation project, you’ve likely stumbled across the cons of marble countertops. Real marble countertops are beautiful, yet porous, high-maintenance, and less durable than other natural stones. Understandably, that’s enough to steer many homeowners away.
But what if you could enjoy the look of a marble kitchen without the added stress and maintenance of authentic marble countertops? Now you can—with etherium® by E-stone marble countertops from Granite Transformations of San Rafael.
Beauty of Marble Countertops, Benefits of etherium® by E-Stone
All of the surfaces in our Marble Countertops Collection boast the timeless beauty of traditional marble surfaces in a variety of colors and patterns. However, rather than being made of porous and fragile marble, our marble countertops are made from quartz and recycled glass. These elements, along with our proprietary sealing agent ForeverSeal®, join to create a surface that looks like real marble—yet is nonporous, low-maintenance, and stain- and scratch-resistant. With their elegant look and resilient characteristics, our etherium® by E-Stone marble countertops are perfect for backsplashes, bathroom or kitchen countertops, walk-in showers, floors, and even fireplaces!
Effortless Maintenance, Easy Installation
Not only are our marble countertops easy to maintain, but they’re also easy to install. At Granite Transformations of San Rafael, our unique installation process requires little-to-no demolition and can be completed as quickly as in one day! We simply install your new slab on top of your existing countertops—eliminating the time, mess, and labor of ripping out and removing old surfaces.
Benefits of Installing Marble Countertops with Granite Transformations
Meet the Surface You’ve Been Dreaming Of
Interested in learning more about our marble countertop collection? Call Granite Transformations of San Rafael today to schedule your complimentary design consultation, tour our showroom (select locations only), or browse our entire collection of countertops and surfaces!
High-end concrete is one of the hottest trends for kitchen countertops and bathroom vanities. Concrete countertops are extremely versatile and can be used in a wide variety of interior design styles, including modern, industrial, and even farmhouse.
With that said, they do present some problems that may have you wondering whether real concrete countertops are all they’re cracked up to be.
The Downsides of Concrete Countertops
Despite its handcrafted beauty and versatility, concrete is not an ideal surface for bathrooms and kitchens. Concrete cracks easily, and it’s virtually impossible to have a slab poured without at least a few hairline fractures—even with perfect installation, high-quality sealant, and meticulous care. Concrete countertops are also more vulnerable than other surfaces to large fractures caused by settlement or pressure. And, unfortunately, these cracks often cannot be repaired and will most likely require replacing the entire slab.
Here are more concerns that real concrete countertops pose:
- Concrete is naturally porous, meaning it absorbs liquids that can lead to cracks, stains, and bacteria growth. Sealant must be initially applied during the installation process and re-applied at least once a year to prevent liquid absorption.
- Concrete is heavy, and concrete countertops can weigh around 20-25 pounds per square foot. This may require you to reinforce your cabinetry and flooring to improve their load-bearing capacity.
- The concrete material used for countertops is considered high-end and is one of the most expensive options for kitchen and bathroom surfaces.
- Though concrete is commonly used in less glamorous applications, crafting concrete slabs to use as countertops requires a lot of skill and experience.
Get the Look of Concrete With the Benefits of etherium® by E-stone
At Granite Transformations, we offer a line of surfaces that mimic the look of concrete countertops while offering homeowners the benefits of etherium® by E-stone.
The Benefits of etherium® by E-stone Concrete Countertops
- Each surface is sealed with ForeverSeal®, our proprietary polymer resin, which makes your countertops stain, heat, scratch, and mold resistant.
- With the help of our unique sealing agent, all surfaces are nonporous and will never need to be resealed.
- Because each slab is handcrafted in our own manufacturing facility in the U.S., we can guarantee the strength and durability of your countertop surface with a Lifetime Limited Warranty.
- etherium® by E-stone concrete countertops are made of a mixture of quartz and 78% post-consumer recycled glass, making them an eco-friendly option for your kitchen or bathroom remodel.
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Ready to transform your kitchen or bath with the look of handcrafted concrete slabs? Call Granite Transformations today to learn more!
Whether your tub is seldom-used or simply an eyesore, a tub to shower conversion can transform your space in as little as one day. Granite Transformations of San Rafael specializes in creating spacious, luxurious walk-in showers for homeowners wanting a fast and practical upgrade to their bathroom.
Why Invest in a Tub to Shower Conversion?
Some real estate agents will caution against converting your tub to a shower. While it’s true that bathtubs can hold great value, especially to families with young children and dogs, tubs that are outdated, unattractive, or space-hogs in small bathrooms can actually do more harm than good.
As long as you already have a tub elsewhere in your home, choosing to go ahead with a tub to shower conversion can be rewarding for your family and guests. Here are some of the top reasons homeowners choose to convert their bath to a shower:
- Bathtubs can take up valuable space in small guest baths. If you have a guest bathroom with a large tub yet little room for changing or using the vanity, a tub to shower conversion can open up space.
- Showers can make bathing more convenient for those who use mobility aids. For those who use wheelchairs, walkers, or other mobility aids, zero-threshold showers make getting in and out easier by eliminating the need to step or be lifted over large walls and curbs.
- Showers can make a bathroom feel more open and modern. Large, clunky bathtubs and busy shower curtains can take up a lot of space and make a room appear crowded. Showers, especially if they’re walk-in and have clear glass doors, can make any bathroom feel more open and spacious.
Tub to Shower Conversion Design Options
Granite Transformations offers a wide variety of products for your bathroom remodels and tub to shower conversion projects. You won’t have to settle for boring fiberglass or acrylic shower stalls—we offer a large selection of breathtaking etherium by E-Stone™ slabs and beautiful mosaic tiles.
Wanting to preserve your home’s only tub? Prefer the look of a bathtub, but the one in your home fails to measure up? Wanting to give your bathroom an updated look, but don’t necessarily want to install a new shower? A tub to shower conversion isn’t the only bathroom remodeling project that Granite Transformations offers to San Rafael homeowners. We have a large selection of tiles and slabs to surround your tub or shower. We also offer cabinet refacing, vanity tops, and flooring to completely transform your space.
It’s no surprise that recycled glass countertops are rapidly gaining popularity. This eco-friendly option for bathroom and kitchen countertops isn’t just helping the environment—it’s also available in a wide variety of colors and designs. Recycled glass countertops are made with up to 78% post-consumer recycled materials—this means that each installation keeps waste, such as plastic bottles, out of our oceans and landfills.
If you’re looking to renovate your kitchen or bathroom, call Granite Transformations of San Rafael to browse our selection of recycled glass countertops and learn more about the installation process.
Our Recycled Glass Countertop Colors and Product Line
Our recycled glass countertops collection has an option for every style whether it be modern or eclectic. A calming blue countertop can turn your bathroom into a serene oasis, while reflective white can help a kitchen appear clean and open. Click below to view our full selection of colors and styles.
Don’t Choose Between Rare Natural Stone and Eco-Friendly Recycled Glass
For those who love the look of rare natural stone cut from quarry, but want to ensure their kitchen or bathroom remodel is as environmentally-friendly as possible—look no further. etherium™ by E-Stone can give you the best of both worlds. Each slab resembles some of the world’s rarest stone, yet is made of 78% post-consumer recycled material in combination with common stone and quartz.
Recycled Glass Countertops FAQ
How durable are recycled glass countertops?
Recycled glass countertops are very durable and made for everyday use. They’re scratch-, stain-, and impact-resistant, making them perfect for kitchens and bathrooms. With that said, you’ll still need to maintain proper care of your countertops to keep them in peak condition. Don’t leave highly acidic juices or harsh chemicals on them for long, and avoid using sharp objects directly on their surface.
How much do recycled glass countertops cost?
Depending on the size of your counters and the specific product you choose, recycled glass countertops vary in price. Our products are made with a combination of post-consumer recycled glass and natural stone, quartz, porcelain, or granite. The combination of these materials will affect the price.
Where to buy recycled glass countertops?
Granite Transformations of San Rafael offers a line of recycled glass countertops, with options ranging from beautiful blue crushed glass to reflecting white quartz and recycled glass. As you’re on the hunt for the perfect slab, you’ll want to bear in mind that not all glass countertops are created equal. Unlike some other vendors, you can trust the durability of our products, which are all backed by a lifetime limited warranty.