Granite adds a beautiful element to any residential home or commercial building.
Choosing The Best Granite Tile To Compliment Your Kitchen
Granite is an excellent choice for designing or remodeling a kitchen. It not only looks great, but is durable and timeless and will add value to your home. It polishes to a glossy smooth finish and is one of the hardest construction materials. Large slabs of seamless granite can be a good choice for some kitchen elements such as countertops, but they are not the only option. Granite tile offers all the beauty and durability of slabs but is more versatile and easier to work with.
Before starting any project, you have to consider your environment and any specific needs you might have. The same is true for choosing which granite tile to use. For instance, even though granite is very durable, it is possible that it can stain, especially the lighter colors. So if you have kids or cook with ingredients that tend to stain you might want to consider using darker colors. Also consider factors such as lighting–does your kitchen get lots of sunlight or is it mostly artificial light? This can affect the way the materials look when you actually get them into your kitchen.
Granite Tile Patterns And Colors
There are dozens of patterns and colors to choose from, which is great in that it gives you lots of options, but may make the task of choosing somewhat overwhelming. One of the best ways to help you choose the best color is to visit a showroom and bring with you elements from your kitchen, such as cabinet finishes and color. Take lots of pictures of your kitchen and envision the different colors and patterns and how they will complement your cabinets and appliances. If you can’t visit a showroom, or are shopping online, be sure to get some samples that you can bring into your kitchen as a reference. Depending solely on pictures on the web will not be sufficient. Many of the subtleties and colors will not come through in the pictures.
Granite Tile Floors
One of the best and most popular uses of granite tile is for kitchen floors. It is very durable and yet will polish to a shine. Granite tiles come in many sizes and can be cut to any shape to make a truly custom fit floor. You can also mix and match different types of marble to form any kind of design element imaginable, or combine them with other flooring materials as well.
Walls And Backsplashes
Granite tile works particularly well for walls and backsplashes. The versatility of granite tile means you can create different designs that will complement other elements of your kitchen such as the countertops and floor. You can choose lighter colors to offset and balance dark cabinets, or pick complementary patterns that will give the kitchen a little extra punch.
Putting It All Together
Once you’ve considered your environment and needs and compared your kitchen elements to the different colors and patterns of the granite tile, it’s time to bring it all together and start the project. The time and effort will be worth it, as granite tile is a beautiful and smart addition to any home.
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