Chesterfield homeowners love granite for its natural beauty and virtual indestructibility. But granite isn’t just for countertops – it’s also a great choice for flooring! Granite tile is so durable and versatile that it can be used indoors and out, in kitchens, bathrooms, sunrooms, and more. Read on to learn why the experts at Floor Coverings International West County, MO recommend granite tile, and what to consider before you buy:
About Granite Tile
- Granite is one of toughest rocks on the planet. It has a crystalline structure containing quartz, feldspar, and other minerals. It is the combination of minerals in each piece of granite that gives it its unique color and pattern.
- Granite tile is available in a wide range of colors and styles, in a natural finish or polished to a high gloss. Try it throughout your home in flooring, backsplashes, and shower surrounds. Because granite slabs can get pricey, granite tile offers a more cost-effective option.
- Though granite is a very durable material, it still requires maintenance. Granite tile is porous, so it should be sealed when first installed. You may even want to seal it again on an annual basis. To prevent staining or etching, keep acidic substances away from your granite and only clean it with a gentle, stone friendly cleaner.
- Granite tile can feel cold and hard, but there are steps you can take to make it more comfortable. For year-round temperature control, install under-floor heating underneath your tile. Adding area rugs is also an inexpensive and easy way to soften your granite floor.
Call Floor Coverings International West County, MO to schedule a free consultation today! We offer a wide selection of granite tile for kitchens, bathrooms, entryways, and more. We can’t wait to help you find the perfect floor for your Chesterfield home!
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