Granite is an igneous rock, meaning it forms when magma or lava cool and solidify. It’s particularly known for its crystalline structure and depending on the site where it forms maintains pink, white, gray, or black color profiles.
Within the interior design sphere granite tile is often used to create countertops, backsplashes, and tile showers. Interestingly, it’s also been used throughout history for construction because of its density and strength.
Here we’ll be discussing the unique benefits offered by granite tile. We encourage you to read on, and to consider adding this naturally beautiful material to your White Bear Lake home!
Granite Tile Advantages
Individuality—The popularity of granite tile is largely due to its natural color variation and veining. No two granite tiles are the same, which makes for a truly unique surface. We should mention that the choice between stone tile and manmade tile is often a matter of personal preference. However, many homeowners prefer the uniqueness of granite tile over the range of colors offered by manmade tile varieties.
Durability—Granite tile is extremely dense and hard, making it resistant to water and stains. It’s a particularly great material for tile showers and kitchen backsplashes because it can handle heavy daily wear and tear. We do recommend that you have your granite tile sealed. Sealing granite tile will prevent the buildup of mildew and mold overtime.
Affordability—Many homeowners prefer granite tile in place of granite slabs because it’s much more affordable. Not only is granite tile easy to transport, it also provides the insurance of spot repairs. If a granite tile becomes chipped or cracked it can be quickly and affordably replaced. However, if a section of granite slab is damaged homeowners often have to replace an entire shower wall or backsplash.
Here at Floor Coverings International White Bear Lake we look forward to helping you find the right tile for your floors, countertops, or walls. Although granite tile is an excellent option we offer a wide selection, which we encourage you to take a look at in our product galley. We proudly serve the greater White Bear Lake, St. Paul and Minneapolis areas and offer free consultations. Call us today!
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