One of the most common stones around is granite. This multicolored igneous rock is a dense mass of different minerals flecked with feldspar and quartz to create a strong, enduring natural stone that has been prized as a building material for centuries. But is it easy to live with on a floor?
Even if your flooring tile is made of enduring granite, the grit that shoes track in will act like sandpaper and slowly etch the surface. Granite tile is more durable than many others, but eventually it will show wear from the traffic of dirty shoes. It’s a good idea to keep that grit from coming into constant contact with your tile floor by using the lowly door mat.
Granite is an igneous rock with a uniquely varied surface full of crystalline flecks and colors. It has a glossy depth when polished, but it can also be finished with the velvety matte that honing the stone produces. Other finishes are midway between the two. Flaming, brushed, leather, or satin might be perfect for your floor.