Thank you to Instant Granite for providing me with the tools to make my kitchen look amazing! We are so pleased with the results. All love and opinions are 100% my own.
When we moved into our rental home about 2 and 1/2 years ago, walking into this house made me sad. Everything was ice blue and pea green and it need a MAJOR overhaul.
Since then, we have been working on updating the house a little at a time (our landlord is really good about letting us do what we want and deducting the price.) The only thing we haven’t really touched is the kitchen. There is SO much we want to do, but with a limited budget, our hands are tied.
That was until we discovered Instant Granite.
Instant Granite™ transforms your counter tops, or any smooth surface, to granite in a matter of minutes. Now, I will be honest that when I first heard about this product I was extremely skeptical. I mean, a vinyl that looks like granite — I mean really looks like granite?
In my mind, I was thinking, “This is going to look like a sticker that has been stuck on something and it’s going to make it look bad.”
However, after getting it in and putting it on, my skepticism has went away. I am extremely and pleasantly pleased with the outcome of how it looks.
How to Install Instant Granite
I will tell you that it does take a bit of work getting it on. It works best if you have two people applying it. We struggled at first even after watching videos and reading the instructions because we were not sure if we were doing it right, but once we got in the groove, it went faster than at first.
I have 3 different countertops so all in all, it took us about 3 hours to get it all completed and done — which if you think about it, is not that bad at all.
A few pointers for you when installing this —
- Do it in small batches – don’t try to unroll and peel a long section.
- Work from the middle to the outside. This will help any bubbles that pop up work their way to the outside edge.
- Use your drivers license or credit card to apply it. Skip the tool they send you — it is too small and it has way too much bend in it.
- Keep a needle or pin close by so that if you do have a bubble, all you have to do is prick it and it will immediately go down.
- Be sure to have an extra person handy! 2 sets of hands make for an easy installation process.
- Be sure to blast the edges with heat from a hair dryer to seal the edges so that they stick and don’t come up.
Instant Granite comes in 5 beautiful colors/patterns — Venetian Gold, Luna Pearl, White Italian Marble, Chestnut, Ubatuba Black.
From a distance it looks so real! It looks good up close but of course once you touch it you realize it’s not granite, but for me — this works great. I get the beautiful look of granite and can take the other money I saved and use it to update my flooring!
The transformation of my kitchen is simply amazing and even though it was a little harder to install than I thought it would be, it was really worth it. It turned out so beautiful and my kitchen is really starting to come together.
If you want more information on Instant Granite, just check them out here.