Granite flooring tiles are an elegant and durable addition to any home. Granite is more durable than marble or limestone, but still brings the look and beauty of natural stone to an area. One of the reasons that homeowners are often drawn to granite flooring tiles because its elegant, sophisticated appearance. Granite floor tile is available in a variety of colors and styles, and because it is a natural material, each tile has a unique, mottled pattern. The tile is also polished to give it a high-gloss finish that catches the light for a brightening effect. You can customize your floor’s pattern by mixing tiles in different colors and styles to give your room a distinctive look. Among natural stone floor tiles, granite is one of the hardest. As a result, it is also one of the longest-lasting and most durable. You do not have to worry about spilling items such as acidic foods, coffee, juice, grease and oil on it, or dropping weighty objects such as pots, pans, glassware or toys, because the surface withstands this type of damage.
Granite flooring can also be used in high-traffic areas such as a kitchen or hallway without worrying about signs of wear and tear appearing.
Because granite tile resists stains and is highly durable, it is a relative low-maintenance flooring option. You can preserve your floor’s appearance by sweeping it regularly and using a stone soap and damp mop on a weekly basis. Periodically, you should reapply a granite sealant to maintain the color and smooth surface. In addition, if an item shatters on the floor or a gritty substance is spilled, be sure to vacuum or wipe it up right away, as granite is not scratch-resistant.