FAQs – Granite Pavers & Tiles
Improper sealing of Granite pavers can lead to bacterial growth or staining. Please ensure Granite pavers have a good sealant applied to the surface. Apart from that, granite pavers are highly durable and literally zero maintenance.
Both the stones have their own strengths. Granite is tough and lasts much longer. Marble is softer and chips or breaks easily as compared to Granite. However, Marble is popular because of its better aesthetic appeal and its property of making rooms appear bigger and brighter.
Granite pavers are used outdoors in driveways, patios, gardens, courtyards, alfresco or walkways. Granite tiles are commonly used in indoor applications like countertops, stair treads, floors, or walls.
Granite pavers are known for their durability and rigidity. Harsh weather or physical wearing do not affect their colour, form, or shape. A good quality and well installed Granite will last life-long.
Granite is the hardest stone on the planet after diamond. Granite pavers are designed to withstand heavy weight and wear and tear without cracking or breaking. It does not cave-in to heavy vehicles’ weight either.
Of course, Granite is suitable for pool surrounds. Due to its maintenance-free, non-slippery and non-fading nature, Granite is not only used in pool surrounds but also in pool copings. The textured surface lends a good grip in wet areas while walking, thereby reducing slipping hazard.
Granite is generally less expensive than marble. The latter with its elegant appearances and ability to be carved, makes it costly. Price factor also depends on the availability of the stones and their demand. However, in typical scenario, Marble is more expensive than Granite.
Granite makes an ideal stone for kitchen tops or counters due to its resistance to scratches, breaking or chipping. The heat from kitchen stove or hot utensils also do not affect Granite, keeping its shape and colour intact.
Being waterproof and resistant to chemicals, Granite tiles are an excellent choice for bathroom floor, shower as well as vanity.
No, Granite countertops are not out of fashion. Their sturdiness, price and polished look will never make them outdated.
Yes, Granite tiles are suitable for kitchen floors because of their durability, resistance to scratches or stains and visual appeal. A good sealant must be applied before installing them in the kitchen floor to retain its shine and increase its anti-slip and anti-stain properties.
Granite paving comes with an array of benefits. The density and robustness of Granite pavers is matchless. They do not break or bend under heavy load of vehicles or footfall. The porous stone absorbs surrounding coolness and remains unaffected even when exposed to harsh sunlight or fire.
Granite is the most durable natural stone. Since they are maintenance-free and slip resistant, Granite pool copings stand the test of time. They don’t break or crack and are the best in terms of safety.
Like other natural stones, Granite is porous and has high moisture locking property. It is highly recommended to seal Granite pavers to protect them and maintain their appearance. Sealing helps to avert staining from oil, chemicals, or beverage spills. It also prevents Granite pavers from cracking and looking dull.
Patio is an extended portion of home that adds value to the property. Granite pavers are perfect for patios owing to their resilience and long-lasting qualities. Their aesthetic appeal and low maintenance are the best reasons to be used in patio. Our most popular Granite pavers in Sesame Grey and Carbon Black add a contemporary look while adding many years of life to your patio.
Overuse of bleach may cause Granite tiles to look all, worn out along with the risk of the sealant to come off. Also avoid using abrasive scrubs. The best way to clean Granite tiles is to use warm water with mild soap. For tough stains, we recommend using baking soda and water. Regular cleaning with water helps keep its shine intact.
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