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Granite Floors - Definitely In

We've all seen granite on kitchen countertops. They're almost expected in modern kitchens these days! However, if you want to stay ahead of the pack, feast your eyes on these statistics. Over the last 5-10 years, granite has also become very fashionable as a flooring choice as well. It's not hard to see why. Granite is beautiful in design and it's easy to care for. It is also highly praised for its beautiful colors and patterns.

Granite consists mainly of feldspar, quartz and mica. Granite tiles, are available in a wide range of patterns, designs and colors. A granite floor is an excellent alternative to other types of flooring such as marble, wood, linoleum or various other tiles. Granite flooring is much harder and more durable than marble.

The advantages of granite floor tiles are numerous. First, granite is virtually indestructible. Secondly, granite is inert, which means it does not react to chemicals or liquids. A granite floor will generally not crack from the strains of everyday use as might other types of flooring. Thirdly, granite floor tiles are much less porous than marble or other types of stone, and so is less likely to require sealing if using in areas that will be exposed to moisture (such as kitchens).

The biggest disadvantage of granite (if you can call it a disadvantage) is that it is so expensive. However, for your investment you are getting a material that is practically indestructible. Another minor inconvenience is that granite, like marble, is slippery when wet.