Natural stone tiles are a great addition to any Frisco home due to their durability and unique look. Granite is one of the many great options homeowners can install as flooring, countertops, and even a backsplash. Granite is known for its natural color variation and subtle detail. Learn more about this beautiful and unique option from the experts at Floor Coverings International North Texas below!
How Granite is Made
You’ve probably seen granite in many different homes, but have you ever thought about how it’s made? Granite is an ingenious rock that is created after the manga cools under the earth’s surface. It is made up of different minerals such as quartz and feldspar, which gives it its shine. It’s known for its crystalline structure, which is what creates the small, natural flecks.
Granite is usually available in white, black, gray, or pink and earthy reds. It has distinctive grains and varies from stone to stone. Like hardwood, granite can be stained to customize the coloring a bit to fit your personal design aesthetic. The finish of the granite can be customized as well. A high gloss shine is great for countertops, while a textured or matte finish might be better for flooring so it doesn’t get too slick when wet.
Granite is one of the hardest natural stones available. It will hold up very well to heavy amounts of weight from furniture or the bumps and scratches of different kitchen equipment. Its hardness can also be a con, however. It is less forgiving on your joints and can cause some items to break when dropped on its surface. Area rugs and mats are a good idea for areas where you plan to stand more such as the kitchen. Due to its heavy nature, it is a more difficult stone to install. Thankfully the experts at Floor Coverings International North Texas are trained in this area! They’ll also seal the granite to protect it from staining and moisture.
Give us a call today to schedule your free in-home design consultation where we bring the samples to you! We’ll work with you to see if granite is the right fit for your unique home. We proudly serve the greater Frisco, McKinney, Denton, and Prosper areas.