granite tile flooring
Granite Tile Floors
Granite tile floors, formed by volcanic action, this igneous rock floor bursts with distinction.
Flecks of quartz, feldspar and mica give Granite its own special character.
You can choose from polished, honed or flamed surfaces, each providing their own unique
look. These are recommended for heavy-duty interior floors. The polished finish however,
is not recommended for exterior or interior floors where water or grease could be present.
Granite tile has always been a favorite choice for use on kitchen countertops, and today it
has become very fashionable as a flooring choice as well. You'll find a
variety of designer colors (actual stone colors) to choose from. One big
advantage of this type of flooring over regular glazed ceramic is that many scratches
can be polished or buffed out of it.
Again, remember when installing polished granite tile, be particularly wary of using
it in wet areas such as in a master bath floor. This type of floor is extremely slippery
when wet and would prove quite hazardous in such applications. On bathroom walls (such as the
shower and bath area) this is not a concern. In fact, polished granite tile
looks absolutely beautiful when installed on vertical surfaces. It cleans easily
and the chance of ever scratching the surface is non-existent at best.
Always use a properly licensed and qualified installer (with references for granite floors) to
install this type of flooring. Although expensive to install, remember "that the
bitterness of poor workmanship remains long after the sweetness of low price was
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