Granite tile is a particularly luxurious variety of natural stone flooring, and homeowners in the Plano area are finding a variety of flooring uses for this wonderful tile. At Floor Coverings International Plano, we can help you decide if granite tile flooring is the best choice for your home.
Introducing Granite Tile
Granite is a natural building material associated with luxury and elegance. In the form of stone tiles, this material is used for home flooring, countertops, and backsplashes. Granite tiles are suitable for many areas of the home, especially those exposed to dampness. Because granite is so beautiful, it can also be installed in entryways to set the interior tone of the home.
Benefits of Granite Flooring
Homeowners gravitate towards granite flooring because it carries a cachet of sophisticated luxury. This attractive tile flooring comes in many colors and patterns, and since it is a natural material, each installation will be unique. Granite is typically polished giving these tiles a glossy, almost wet look that will instantly brighten your space. You can use contrasting granite tiles to create a bold border, or any other kind of pattern. Your one-of-a-kind granite installation is infinitely customizable!
Granite flooring is as durable as it is beautiful, making it one of the longest-lasting natural stone options. It will resist staining from coffee, wine, grease, and other common household spills. Granite will also withstand physical wear and tear such as denting and chipping. These properties of durability and stain-resistance make granite the perfect choice for functional, high-traffic areas, such as kitchens and hallways.
Stain-resistance and durability also make granite a low-maintenance flooring choice.To keep your granite floors shining all you need are a mop and broom. Sweep away dust, and then mop with a little stone soap. In the long-term, you can maintain granite’s texture and color by periodically reapplying a manufacturer recommended sealant.
Granite has a gorgeous glossy finish, but it can be a bit slippery for elderly relatives. Area rugs are a good solution as they can be used to add traction to your floors. Granite also has a very cool feeling underfoot, which is no problem for a foyer or kitchen (where shoes are typically worn), but not ideal for a cozy family room. That said, the cooling properties of granite make this flooring a dream in warm climates and during hot summer months.
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