Reclaimed Granite as a Resource

We like to incorporate reclaimed granite into our projects. It’s a sustainable way to add colorful detail and depth to a stonework project. Working with reclaimed granite allows us access to unique stones from exotic places including Africa, Brazil, and China. We typically get our granite from local countertop fabricators who are usually happy to see it go. Salvaging it from countertop contractors allows us to put to use a beautiful, relatively inexpensive material that was previously destined for the landfill. The entire cityscape of “The Village” is made of reclaimed stone. The colorful patchwork quilt effect came from juxtaposing the wild colors. We sandblasted the surfaces to remove the slick polish, making them safer for walking.

A mosaic rug of reclaimed stone

A mosaic rug of reclaimed stone

We used reclaimed granite to create planets in orbit around the Sacred Circle fire pit. Truly blue stones are hard to come by, but we were able to find a piece to make planet Earth. We even included Pluto, though we gave it an odd orbit, fitting its status as a demoted planet.

Jupiter and Mars made of granite scraps are set into a bluestone patio.

Granite scraps make a cool addition to this bluestone patio.

We also use granite as an element in our creative wall mosaics.

The Sultan

The Sultan