DIY: Add Heat to Your Cold Granite Desk

Heat Your Granite Desk

If you work at a desk made of granite, quartz or any natural stone, then you have probably noticed how cold the material feels on your skin. Whether your stone desk is located in your home or in an office building, there is a solution for you to make your cold surface more comfortable.

Stick-on heating mats for under your desk apply directly to the stone, warming it about 25 degrees above room temperature. This warmth not only soothes your wrists and arms when working all day, but gives your desk a more elegant and luxurious appeal. Why not bring more comfort to the area that you sit at most?

“Our nice, expensive granite would remain cold all the time, so we decided to install a stick-on heater just under where my keyboard sits,” said Dan. D from Waterloo, Ontario. “Now, I am happy that it is quite warm and the ladies that work at the desk are very happy that they don’t have to deal with a freezing work surface. Plus, the install was very easy!”

The heating mats are easy to install which is why they are marketed as a “Do-It-Yourself” product. The simple peel-and-stick application takes minutes and the heater can be plugged into a standard 120V outlet. You can even leave your heater on all the time, as the cost to run it is about the same as running a 70 watt light bulb!

Depending on the size, rectangular stick-on heating mats cost between $175 – $549. They can also be customized to fit your exact surface.

Want to learn more about adding a stick-on heater to your desk? Click here to view the FeelsWarm® product.

Which Countertop Material Is the Best?

Deciding which countertop surface is the right one for your home is a big decision in the building or remodeling process. You not only want to be sure that you will love the look of the end result, but that the material you choose works best with your lifestyle and budget. While there are many factors that go into comparing countertop materials, the most important ones to consider include stain & scratch resistance, how easy it is to clean & maintain, heat resistance, durability, how cold it feels on your skin, and last, but not least, price. 

Below is a comparison overview of the eight most common materials: granite, quartz, marble, laminate, concrete, stainless steel, solid surface (acrylic) and wood: 


If you are looking into a stone countertop option but want to avoid resting your arms on a cold surface, click here to learn more about FeelsWarm’s ultra-thin heaters for countertops. 

10 Unique Products That Bring Warmth & Luxury to Your Home

No matter the time of year, every homeowner enjoys the feeling of coziness and warmth in their house.  Below are 10 unique products that will not only bring you warmth, but luxury and leisure as well.

Portable Electric Radiant Floor Heating for Under Area Rugs

Like an electric blanket for your floor, RugHeat is the only portable heating system in the world approved for use under area rugs.  

$149 – $323

Norpro Decorative Cup Warmer

If you love the soothing taste of warm beverages (and you want to avoid them cooling down), then this mug warmer is for you. 


MicroFleece Low Voltage Heated Electric Blanket

Marketed as The World’s Safest Electric Blanket™, it operates with non-hazardous DC low voltage, providing you with the safest electric blanket ever produced.  


Luxury Home Product

Snow Melting Driveway System

When the days are shorter and the mornings are colder, the last thing you want to do is get out of bed early to shovel snow from your driveway. With this heated driveway system, endless shoveling is a thing of the past.  

Price Varies


Infinity Towel Warmer

Imagine stepping out of the shower every morning and being able to use fresh-from-the-dryer towels. With this elegant electric towel warmer, you can do just that.  

$300 – 370

FeelsWarm® Stick-On Countertop Heater

Take away the coldness of your stone countertop or desk with this stick-on heating mat, customizable to fit your exact surface.  

$175 – $1,000

HoMedics Thera-P Massage Comfort Cushion with Heat

Providing an invigorating massage with a soothing heat option, this cushion includes adapters so you can use it anywhere.



Brondell LumaWarm Heated Nightlight Toilet Seat

This heated nightlight toilet seat offers the luxury and comfort of a heated seat, with the added convenience of an illuminating LED nightlight.  



Deluxe Pyramid Propane Patio Heater

This outdoor heater’s unique pyramid design is like a piece of art for your yard; it combines form with functionality and will accent any patio with its beautiful lines. 



The Best Heated Mattress Pad

Enhance the comfort of your bedroom with this quality heated mattress pad. You’ll stay toasty and relaxed all night long!  

$100 – $120

8 Businesses That Would Benefit from Heated Countertops

Businesses with heated countertops

Adding heat to warm up cold countertops, specifically granite and quartz, has become a popular and highly-praised renovation for many homeowners. The added heat warms up the kitchen and brings out the luxury of the home.

A kitchen isn’t the only area where cold countertops exist, however. Many businesses would benefit from adding stick-on heating mats to their stone surfaces.

  1. Banks to enhance the environment where customers and employees come in and touch every day.
  2. Offices with Granite Desks to appease the employees who rest their arms on a cold surface all day.
  3. Hotel Lobbies to impress guests and remove that initial “shock” of touching cold stone.
  4. Luxurious Apartment Common Rooms to increase the comfort and entertainment setting for residents.
  5. Bars & Restaurants to make drinking and eating out a more luxurious experience. You can even choose which areas of the counter to heat so that drinks stay cold but food stays warm!
  6. Senior Living Centers to soothe the skin of residents and remove the cold from where they sit and rest their arms every day.
  7. Car Dealerships to impress potential clients in a high-end setting.
  8. Health Clubs to improve the comfort of locker-room benches, sink areas and front desks.

Interested in the possibility of heated countertops for your business or home? Click here to learn more about FeelsWarm’s ultra-thin countertop heaters and see how easy they are to install.