marble finishes are a highly sought-after upgrade in Mississauga homes. The
sleek sophistication and unique styling make granite and marble a rich addition
to your home. While granite and marble provide a rich look to any room they are
in, you certainly don't have to be rich to afford it. Granite and marble in
Mississauga are more affordable than you might think. Your local natural stone
retailer will be more than happy to discuss your design vision and budget with
you during a personal consultation.
Granite and Marble Flooring
Granite and marble
have many applications and one of
the more common ones is flooring. Granite is a hard igneous rock that is formed
below the earth's surface from magma, feldspar, quartz and various other
minerals. The slow formation and cooling process makes this stone one of the
hardest natural stones, second only to diamond. This durability is one of the
many reasons that granite is a popular material for stone flooring. Marble is
also an extremely hard and unbelievably beautiful natural stone and as such, it
is also a very popular flooring choice. Granite and marble flooring can take
the look of your home from ordinary to extraordinary in very little time.
Granite and marble flooring will last a lifetime in your home if it is properly
cared for, and it isn't difficult to maintain. Granite is non-porous and
therefore it can resist moisture and staining. This is another popular feature
of granite flooring. It is recommended that you reseal your granite flooring
annually to maintain its beauty and shine. Marble is a little less forgiving of
moisture, but with the proper care and maintenance, it too will shine on for a
lifetime. Along with its toughness, granite and marble are also truly stunning.
There are no two pieces of these natural beauties that will look exactly alike.
The natural formation of these stones causes different patterns and unique
colourings to occur, so even tiles cut from the same slab will have variations
in them. In a tile flooring application, this can be an asset to your design.
Flooring tiles can also have several different finishes. Polished granite or
marble is always a popular choice. The high-gloss shine attracts the eye and
makes for a stunning showpiece in your home. The wide variety of colours and
markings available in polished granite and marble also allow this flooring to
enhance the beauty of any decor. These tiles can also have a honed surface.
This type of finish gives the tile a matte look. It is equally as beautiful as
the polished tile, and it offers more friction than polished stone when it is
wet. This aspect of a honed finish makes it a popular choice in bathrooms and
entranceways. Marble is recommended to be sealed so that it will take on the
water-resistant qualities of granite.
your home with granite or marble
flooring will add visual interest,
beauty and definite value. Whether you choose to use granite or marble for your
Mississauga renovation you can rest assured you will have a definite return on