Flooring like granite tiles has long been considered a luxury material that has graced the halls and lobbies of buildings, from mansions to fine hotels and skyscrapers. However, just because granite and other natural stone types have illustrious uses, it doesn’t mean they can’t fit beautifully into your home either! Here at Floor Coverings International®, we’re seeing a growing interest in natural stone options lately. These beautiful and durable materials are some of the toughest and longest-lasting flooring options that you could choose, and one of the most popular preferences is granite. While more commonly associated with countertops and backsplashes, granite still makes a perfect flooring material. If you’re looking for something elegant and long-lasting, which will be an investment in your home and property, then granite would be ideal. Learn about the advantages of granite floor tile, along with everything you’ll need to know about installing natural stone flooring.Book A Free Consultation
Advantages of Granite Flooring
One of the greatest assets of a granite floor is its durability. When you install a granite floor in your home, you know that you’re installing a floor that will last a lifetime.
Granite is incredibly hard, one of the hardest natural stones, meaning that it will stand up excellently to things like pet claws or heavy foot traffic without so much as a scratch.
When properly sealed, granite is very resistant to moisture and can be used with little worry in kitchens or bathrooms. It is also resistant to stains, like those from acidic foods, which is what makes it so ideal as a material for countertops.
Granite’s natural beauty is one of the main reasons that people choose it as a flooring material. No two slabs of granite are identical, creating the potential for beautiful and diverse patterns and designs. Granite can come in highly polished, glossy slabs or more muted, brushed, rustic textures. There is also a wide range of color choices with granite, and the quartz that helps make up the stone gives it a bit of characteristic sparkle.
Granite is very low maintenance. Simple sweeping and occasional mopping should be sufficient to keep your floors looking gorgeous.
Granite is an excellent investment, and is likely to increase the resale value of your home.
Granite flooring is well-suited for radiant, in-floor heating.Book A Free Consultation
See Our Granite Tile Gallery
With this information in your back pocket, you can be a well-informed consumer regarding your granite flooring options. You can check out our granite tile gallery to see firsthand what they look and feel like before you make your final decision. Add a touch of luxury to your home with a flooring material that will stand the test of time and requires minimal upkeep to maintain its naturally classic appearance. For more information on the granite tiles available from Floor Coverings International®, give us a call today. Schedule a free, in-home consultation from our Mobile Flooring Showroom™ and our Design Associates will help you come up with a custom floor design for your home.