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What Are The Granite Tile

Jan 03, 2018

Granite is an igneous rock formed from volcanic activity. Granite tile remains a popular flooring choice because of its overall resiliency, strength, and number of unique color options. Our premium surface granite tile selection offers over 50 color patterns. We have the perfect granite tile for every flooring project, whether it is for residential or commercial use.


Granite tile will give your space a distinctive look and feel.



Light Grey Granite G603


Dark Grey Granite G654

Shanxi Black Tiles Polished

Black Granite Shanxi Black

Bevel: An edge detail of granite tile that creates a curved transition from the top to the sides.


Blend: To arrange granite tile so the natural variations in tone and texture create a visually pleasing field of tile.


Calibrated: Granite tiles are manufactured to ensure thickness is uniform and product dimensions meet the ASTM standards.


Chipping: A broken edge of granite tile. Once installed, granite tile rarely chips, but chipping can occur during installation or or result from poor maintenance.


Diagonal set: The installation of granite tiles at a 45-degree angle to the wall, creating diamonds rather than squares.


Fabrication: The manufacturing process that produces granite tiles ready for installation. Granite tiles can be cut and shaped in almost limitless ways to meet the design requirements.


Field Tile: The main tile used on a wall or floor. This can contrast with accent or border tiles.


Flamed: A granite tile finish that results in a rough, textured surface that provides slip resistance.


Grain: The patterns and color variations in a granite tile’s surface. The grain changes from one section of stone to the next.


Granite: An igneous rock created under pressure and with extreme heat. Considered one of the most durable varieties of natural stone, Granite tiles come in many colors and patterns. Different surface finishes include polished, honed, and leathered.


Hardness: An important quality of granite stone that makes it less vulnerable to cracking, chipping, staining, and other damage than other natural stone.


Honed: A satin or matte looking finish that helps hides scratches and reflects less light.


Polished: A high-gloss finish on granite that creates maximum reflectivity of light and a shiny appearance.


Porosity: A surface’s vulnerability to moisture penetration. Granite is one of the least porous stones, which means it won’t absorb water or stain easily. Experts still recommend sealing granite to protect the stone from stains.


Wall tile: A thinner form of granite tile intended for installation on walls rather than floors.


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