Granite tile is widely considered one of the most aesthetically pleasing and versatile flooring styles available for homeowners. These natural stones come in an array of hues and patterns ranging from bright whites to deep grays, with bold blues and purples in between. Depending on its grade and where it was mined, tiles can be a solid color, have distinct veining like marble, or be mottled in appearance. This variety makes it possible for granite to fit in with many different interior styles.
However, beyond beauty and diversity, there are other qualities that make granite a perfect choice for your home. Allow Floor Coverings International Calgary to teach you about the irresistible features of natural granite stone tile.
While granite is incredibly resistant to scratching and cracking once installed, we recommend trusting a team of professionals to install your valuable granite tiles. Exposed edges are brittle and susceptible to damage. Once installed, granite can stand up to humidity, heavy foot traffic, liquid spills, and temperature change, making it a perfect choice for entryways, kitchens, bathrooms, patios, and utility rooms. Keep in mind, granite is incredibly hard, and you may want to add area rugs in rooms where you spend a lot of time on your feet.
Granite tiles are a great investment to make for your home. If you know you will resell your home in the future, installing natural stone in your home will increase its value. Not only will it last for years to come if properly cared for, but also stone is a timeless addition that will appeal to most buyers.
Whether your home exudes chic elegance or rustic charm, granite can fit your designs. Granite can be polished to a high, glossy sheen that will highlight the bright hues and flecks in the stone for a luxurious aesthetic. However, many homeowners like smooth, honed granite that is matte in appearance and offers a more natural look.
The most important step to protecting your granite floors is making sure they are properly sealed after installation to prevent the absorption of moisture and liquids that could damage or stain the stone. After that, maintenance is incredibly easy. Sweep the floors regularly to avoid buildup on your grout and mop with a soft rag mop, taking care to use pH-neutral stone cleaners or products recommended for granite. Harsh or acidic products with ammonia, bleach, and lemon can discolor your stone.
Interested in granite but not sure if it’s right for you? Schedule a free in-home design consultation and estimate with the team at Floor Coverings International Calgary to see how granite would feel underfoot in your Calgary home. Call us today!
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