Just as granite countertops make your kitchens glisten, matching granite floors will be the crème de la crème. In the resistance and appearance department, granite is supreme. Here are a few fun facts about this curious rock.
Durability is the defining quality for the igneous rock of granite, Igneous rock, or magmatic rock, is one of the three main rock types, the others being sedimentary and metamorphic. Igneous rock is formed through the cooling and solidification of magma or lava. Granite is born from this type of rock. Because it’s able to withstand any heat from its lava-filled origins, it can also withstand impact and atmosphere. Dropping kitchen utensils on it is child’s play, when compared to the lava play of its past.
From a beauty standpoint, granite does no wrong in giving your home an elegant, timeless look. It’s also less vulnerable to the daily foot traffic that walks upon it. Black and white granite tile flooring has become a popular favorite and each granite tile has unique veins that are testaments to its age. Every unique formation tells a story of where this piece of mother nature has been.
When it comes to resistance, granite is extremely difficult to scratch, more so than marble and hardwood flooring. Granite tiling is typically installed outdoors because of its heat-resistance to the sun.
Installing tile requires enlisting some pro’s who know how to properly care for it. Make sure you hire the right team to handle your stone and usher it into a new home.