There are plenty of reasons why Vancouver homeowners love granite. Its natural beauty and extreme durability make it a winning choice for everything from floors to backsplashes to shower surrounds.
Are you interested in granite tile for your home? Our Floor Coverings International Northshore experts can answer your questions and help you decide if granite tile suits your needs.
Granite stands out from other flooring materials because of its extreme toughness and durability. As one of the hardest rocks on the planet, granite is resistant to stains, scratches, water, and heat. That is why many homeowners choose granite for bathrooms, kitchens, and other heavily-used rooms. It is also a great option for entryways and foyers since it can stand up to the elements (such as water being tracked in from the outdoors).
The other main reason why homeowners choose granite is for its uniquely colorful and patterned look – a natural result of the different minerals that make up each piece of granite. With granite, you can choose from an endless variety of colors and patterns, as well as a range of finishes, such as a glossy polish or natural matte.
Since granite tile is so tough, it’s unlikely that you will have to worry about it getting chipped or scratched. However, it is still important to maintain your tile properly so that it continues to look good for many years. Try to sweep or vacuum your granite floors every week, and mop it periodically as well. When cleaning granite, remember to use a specialty stone cleaner to avoid dulling or etching the surface.
Granite can be a pricey material. However, granite tile offers a more affordable alternative to slab granite, and the durability of the stone makes it an excellent long-term investment.
Schedule a free consultation with Floor Coverings International Northshore to learn more about granite tile and other flooring options. We serve homeowners in West Vancouver and beyond.
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