Of all the natural stone materials available, granite is one of the most popular among Bozeman homeowners. Learn more about the benefits of granite tile here, and contact our team at Floor Coverings International Bozeman when you are ready to get started on your next tile or flooring project!
What is granite tile?
Granite is an igneous rock that is formed under high heat and pressure. Unlike sedimentary rock with a layered structure, such as slate or travertine, granite is a crystalline rock that is very dense and extremely strong. Granite is comprised primarily of quartz, feldspar and mica, and it is known for its shiny flecks of mica that give it an elegant appearance.
Granite is available in slabs or tiles. Slabs are commonly used for kitchen and bathroom countertops, while tiles are often used for flooring and backsplashes. You’ll find granite outside of the home as well. It’s a favorite building material for monuments and public buildings.
Pros and Cons
Granite is very durable, which makes it such a great choice for the kitchen. It is scratch, stain and heat resistant, and it is relatively easy to maintain. Granite can be cleaned with warm water and a mild detergent. Granite is also highly desirable, and it is a great choice for resale value. Each stone is unique, and the look will never go out of fashion.
When installing granite, choose carefully. The stone can vary greatly in color and pattern, and a sample piece may not contain many of the characteristics of a full slab. Granite is also challenging to work with and must be installed by a professional. Because the stone is so hard, it is difficult to cut, and there is little room for error. Granite is typically finished to a high shine, which can make it very slick, especially when wet. This is an important consideration when installing granite floor tiles, in particular.
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If you are interested in learning more about granite tile and slabs, contact our team at Floor Coverings International Bozeman. We can help you find the right materials for your next tile or flooring project!
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