If you’re looking for a natural stone tile that is tough and water-resistant, then granite certainly ticks those boxes. Look at nature and you’ll see granite outcrops that have been in existence for hundreds of thousands, if not millions, of years. Granite tiles could potentially outlive your home or business – both inside and outside.
Granite is one of nature’s hardest stones, and when cut into tiles, maintains that hardness – just ask a tile layer how hard it is to cut a granite tile without the right equipment. That natural hardness makes it great for high traffic areas, even outdoors. Weather, including temperature extremes, won’t harm granite tiles, nor will chemicals or steam. Granite tiles won’t stain easily either, especially those that have been polished smooth.
There’s one more attribute that makes granite tiles special – each tile is unique in that it has its own pattern. Granite is made up of quartz, and quartz takes on may shades and shapes, all in somewhat random patterns. Two tiles cut from the same piece of stone will look similar, however, a close examination will show that each is different.
One of the best uses for granite tiles is in situations where you want to take the indoors outdoors – or bring the outdoors indoors. Granite tiles can be laid in both indoor and outdoor situations delivering a smooth transition between the two. If you need tiles that are tough and durable, water-resistant and weather-proof, then talk to one of the tile experts at Éco Dépôt. We’ll be happy to show you our range of granite tiles and help you find the right tile for your project.