Granite is a durable and stain-resistant stone and one of the oldest construction materials still in use today. In addition to granite's resilience, it's also available in a wide variety of colors. The colors of granite flooring are fairly limitless and are determined by a natural process. You can choose granite tiles that feature a blend of black and pink, green granite tiles flecked with copper and white, or many other combinations.
Granite floor tiles can be installed indoors as well as outdoors, as they're tough enough to handle harsh outside conditions. Granite flooring is recommended for installation in kitchens and bathrooms as they can handle dropped bowls and moisture without damage. Despite granite floor's visible hardness, it still must be sealed during installation with a pH sealer to help protect it against stains and mildew.
Granite floors are also susceptible to scratching upon contact with other stone particles. This includes large rocks as well as the inconspicuous stones you track into your home via your shoes. Over time these tiny stone particles may scratch or dull the surface of granite. Since granite floors can be costly to repair, it's in your best interest to sweep and mop them often to remove these particles from your home. Other preventative measures include taking off your shoes before walking on your floors.
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