If you want a tough floor tile that will take a lot of punishment, then granite tiles are well worth a second look. Granite is one of the toughest stones available, and when cut into tiles and laid, it is virtually indestructible. They will certainly stand up to everything that normal day-to-day life dishes out.
Granite has always been a popular choice when it comes to countertops, walls and floors in kitchens. In recent years it has also gained favor in other areas, in particular outdoors and in general living areas. It has also become a popular choice in bathrooms due to its water resistance.
When it comes to countertops, it’s hard to go past granite. Kitchen countertops generally get the most abuse – you have the heat from hot pots and pans, scratches from kitchen utensils, and fairly harsh chemicals that are used to clean countertops. Granite handles that treatment with ease and continues to look good, not for years, but for decades if well maintained.
You can imagine then how well granite floor tiles stand up to day-to-day use. You’d need a hammer and chisel to really damage these tiles, although you’d probably break the chisel fairly quickly. Granite is so tough it will handle the freeze-thaw-summer heat cycle when used outdoors. At the same time, granite tiles don’t fade, they hold their natural color virtually forever. Being a natural stone, the colors and patterns are not veneers, they run right through the tile from front to back.
Granite is a natural stone that is found in abundant quantities around the world. It is also reasonably easy to harvest so it is one of the most environmentally friendly tiles available. If you want a natural stone tile that is tough, then talk to one of the tile experts at Éco Dépôt. They can take you through the range, offer advice on how to lay granite floor tiles (or wall tiles and countertops), and instruction on how best to maintain your granite tile project.