Pros and Cons of Granite Tile

The Pros and Cons of Granite Tile

Granite is an igneous rock that gets formed when exposed to a high heat. Its structure is crystalline, and tiles made from granite are very dense and strong. Granite tile strength is almost the same as porcelain. Granite is an ideal option for kitchen countertops, and using granite tiles instead of solid granite can also save you lots of money.

Granite Tile

As mentioned, granite is a very dense stone which makes it very durable and reliable material to use for any room. It can be installed everywhere in your home, office, kitchen, lobby, or anywhere else in areas that often get stained or scratched through daily use. Most people use granite for their kitchens or bathrooms because the surface can be additionally covered and coated with anti-slip grit that protects from slips and falls. It is available in a few different colors and sometimes crystals can be added to the surface. Installing a granite floor will make your kitchen or any other room very appealing.

The granite glitter comes from the bond of quartz crystals and the feldspar. Granite floors are very resistant to spills or stains. It adds great brightness to your home and its good resistance comes from the fact that granite is formed by cooling after previously being extremely pressurized.

Pros of Granite Tile


Granite tile floors give a very attractive look to your home. Granite flooring is available in many different designs, colors or patterns.


Granite tiles are very durable material that can be installed in places that tend to get stained or scratched. This is because granite is very resistant to stains or scratches.

Long Lasting

Granite flooring is very dependable, strong, and can last for a very long time. That means you can have it installed everywhere you think works best for you.

Sealing the kitchen floor or another floor at regular time intervals retains the great luster and also gives good sturdiness.

Property Value

Having granite tile floor installed in your home will also increase the overall value of your property, due to the excellent quality and durability of granite.

Besides kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms, granite flooring is a great option to install in your outdoor swimming pool or porch, because it will never fade under exposure of sun rays.

Granite has a porous nature, so you can always relax and cool off your feet in the hottest summer months. Granite floors also absorb the coolness in the rooms that are air conditioned.

Cons of Granite Tile

Professional Installation

Granite floors should be installed professionally and carefully in order to give great visual appeal.


Granite is one of the heaviest flooring materials, so it is very important to determine whether this type of flooring is suitable for your home.


Maintenance of granite flooring can often be very time-consuming. This is because the material is very sensitive and delicate when treated with different chemicals, or exposed to spills, scratches or stains.

About Five Star Chem-Dry

Five Star Chem-Dry offers professional tile cleaning to maintain the natural beauty of granite, ceramic, porcelain and other tiles. We also provide an amazing granite countertop renewal service!

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