Granite is a popular building material that has been used in Media homes for years. Most often associated with countertops, granite is a versatile stone that can be used indoors and out to add beauty and value to your home or office space.
Read on to learn more about granite tile and contact our team at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley when you are ready for a free in-home design consultation!
What Is Granite Tile?
Granite is an igneous rock that is formed under high heat and pressure. Unlike its sedimentary counterparts, like slate, granite has a crystalline structure composed mainly of quartz and feldspar. This gives granite its unique patterns and wide color variations. Granite is also known for the crystalline flecks you find in many slabs.
Granite tiles are commonly used for flooring, paving stones, and as a cost-effective alternative to slab granite countertops.
Benefits of Granite
Granite is one of the most durable, long-lasting natural stones available. It can be polished to a high shine and is highly water and heat resistant. It is also scratch and stain resistant. These characteristics make granite an excellent option for countertops, and it’s why you see granite in so many Media area kitchens.
Granite tile flooring is more commonly found in foyers, bathrooms, and commercial spaces. Because it’s so durable, it is an excellent option for high traffic areas and areas with moisture and humidity.
There are some important things to consider before installing granite in your home or office. Like all natural stone products, granite tiles and slabs should be sealed when first installed and again on a semi-annual basis to maintain the look and integrity of the stone.
While granite’s toughness is an important benefit, it’s also important to consider the drawbacks. It’s a very hard surface, unforgiving surface, and it can be quite slippery when wet.
If you would like to learn more about granite tile and the pros and cons of using this natural stone, contact us at Floor Coverings International Brandywine Valley. We’ll come to your Glen Mills, Kennett Square, Media area home or office with our mobile showroom to help you find the perfect flooring covering.
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