Why granite tile flooring is a great choice for your home
Why granite tile flooring?
If you think granite countertops will enhance your home’s appearance, just imagine what granite floors can do! Granite is an elegant material. It’s a natural stone that offers many extremes with regards to resistance and beauty. You can install granite flooring in either slab form or tile form. Here’s what you need to know about granite tile flooring:
The defining quality for granite is its durability. Granite is an igneous rock that is formed under extreme heat. Its natural formation allows it to withstand basically any impact and atmosphere. Therefore, it shouldn’t have much of a problem withstanding the everyday wear and tear of a household. Essentially, granite should last the lifetime of a home.
Granite tile flooring will give a home a look of elegance. It doesn’t stand out quite as much as marble flooring, but granite is less expensive and less vulnerable to everyday foot traffic than marble. The grains in each granite tile give character to the floor and its sleek appearance will have guests in envy. It’s up to you to choose the granite color and design. Normally, homeowners find a perfect match for a room with either black or white granite tile flooring.
Granite is hard to scratch. In fact, granite is harder to scratch than marble and hardwood flooring. General furniture movement shouldn't damage granite, nor should pets. Granite is also heat-resistant. Sunlight won't give it any problems, so granite tiling can even be installed outside.
Granite tile flooring increases a home’s resale value quite a bit; even more value than porcelain tile, hardwood and most other flooring materials. Granite tile and installation will cost a decent amount. However, you should make up the cost or even make a profit if/when you do decide to sell your home.
One granite quality to be mindful of is its porosity. Granite is a porous material, meaning that liquids can penetrate the surface and cause staining beneath. This is why cleaning spills up immediately is important when it comes to granite tile flooring. The best precautionary measure to take is having your granite floor sealed. A sealant will provide a protective layer to prevent liquids from seeping through. Sealants don't last forever; they'll probably need to be replaced every 2-3 years.
Generally speaking, granite is quite easy to maintain. A mop or Swiffer will take care of the granite material itself, but the tile grout might require more attention. Grout attracts dirt rather easily, and dirt becomes very noticeable between tiles. You'll want to clean tile grout on a regular basis. It might also be a good idea to have visitors remove their shoes at the front door.
Granite tile installation will require professional help. You can find granite and schedule installation at Nadine Floor Company. We’ll complete a free estimate and we’ll execute installation perfectly. You can rely on us! Call Nadine Floor Company at (469) 666-4530 to give your home an upgrade! Also, check out our blog for more information on flooring and general home remodeling.