About Granite Stone Tile
If you’re looking for function, versatility, and durability in your home, then the experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston recommend granite stone tile. Granite stone tile is available in a range of natural shades – from solid blacks and browns with flecks of quartz, to speckled cream and white shades and many other combinations. A naturally porous material, granite tile is cool to the touch and is ideal for the hot summer months for your home in Charleston and the Lowcountry. Its strength and versatility are apparent as it is used for outdoor pool decks (it never bleaches from the sun), as indoor flooring, or as a countertop and backsplash material.
How Durable is Granite Stone Tile?
Granite has been prized for its durability over the ages. In fact, many ancient homes are composed of this tough material. It should be no surprise that granite stone tile is an excellent choice throughout the home. It is similar in toughness to the hardest porcelain tile, which is a very robust material. Because of granite’s porous nature, it is important not to let spills linger long, since liquids like a wine can cause permanent staining to your countertop or floor.
How is Granite Stone Tile Used?
Granite tile is most commonly used throughout the house, including bathrooms, pools, and kitchens – as it is not affected by moisture like many other materials. Granite tile also provides the same classic look as granite slab construction countertops, but at a fraction of the weight, cost, and installation effort. Granite tile backsplashes can also add a touch of class to your kitchen or bar.
How is Granite Stone Tile Maintained?
To keep your granite stone tiles looking nice for a long time, be sure to clean up spills immediately and take care to avoid spilling or cleaning with acidic compounds (it can damage grout). The best way to keep your floor or countertop in good shape is regular light dusting and wiping with warm water or gentle detergents. Remember, an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure. Simply being mindful and cleaning regularly will go a long way towards keeping your granite tile looking good!
For a great new look for your home in Charleston and the Lowcountry, give granite stone tile a try. Call the experts at Floor Coverings International of Charleston today to schedule a free in-home consultation and visit from our mobile showroom. We proudly serve the greater Charleston, Mount Pleasant, and the Lowcountry area.
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