Granite is formed deep within the earth’s continental crust and is one of the strongest natural materials in the world. It is an igneous rock, primarily formed from molten lava at extreme temperatures. The high mica content within granite can give it a glistening appearance. The hard wearing nature of this natural stone has made granite flooring a much used choice for the high traffic areas of certain properties. Our selection of granite tiles include absolute black granite tiles and Kashmir gold granite tiles. Star galaxy granite tiles have a rather unique look. These Black Galaxy Granite tiles actually contain natural copper flecks which sparkle and glisten emphatically. You can also choose from our range of bespoke granite worktops which work well as part of bathroom and kitchen interiors.
We supply premium granite wall and floor tiles which we source direct from quarries in India and other countries across the world. Granite stone is extracted from the ground in large blocks before it is cut and processed, which includes being given a specific finish. Granite tiles are then imported to the UK in large containers. This has given UK homeowners the opportunity to enjoy the look and quality of affordable natural stone granite within their homes. All of our natural stone tiles are acquired from a reputable granite supplier. Our policy of dealing directly with the source enables us to maintain our incredibly low prices.
Modern kitchens require hard wearing materials to withstand the demands of this busy area. Kitchen floor tiles in particular need to be strong and durable, with the potential for food spillages and heavy items to fall from shelves and worktops. Granite floor tiles therefore provide you with an excellent option for modern kitchens. Highly polished granite tiles work well as part of streamlined kitchen designs, where they can be matched with stainless steel kitchen applications. The modern kitchen can also incorporate dining areas and is often the place in which friends and family socialise. This all combines to make it one of the busiest rooms in any home. Granite Wall Tiles are also used as part of kitchen designs. Granite is less porous than many other varieties of natural stone tiles and therefore does not require as much maintenance. Kitchen wall tiles from our granite selection can work well as part of a kitchen splash back. Not only will they provide kitchens with a stylish design but also helps to protect the underlying substrate from moisture damage.
Granite tiles provide an excellent wall and floor covering in bathrooms. As part of DIY projects you can use granite tiles to renovate small en suite bathrooms yourself. Such areas invariably require only a small quantity of granite tiles and to save further costs, tiling yourself can prove to be a worthwhile process. Modern wet rooms have a sloping floor and are a practical choice, particularly when space is of a premium. The elimination of shower trays and bathroom units means wet rooms are easier to clean than standard bathrooms. Bathroom floor tiles need to be effective in preventing moisture from penetrating through and possibly causing damage to the underlying substrate. Granite is a natural stone and needs to be sealed in the majority of circumstances. It should then provide a waterproof surface on bathroom floors. Highly polished granite, when used as bathroom wall tiles, can be cleaned and dried easily, which is important when taking in to consideration how prone these areas are to the build up of condensation.
Granite tiles are used within a range of commercial projects including small shop refits and large hotel renovations. The strength, durability and low maintenance of granite tiles makes them an outstanding choice for busy public areas like shopping centre interiors. Granite is used in commercial properties as more than just a wall or floor tile, for example; granite countertops provide a suitable surface in clothes shops. Commercial tiling contractors acquire vast quantities of granite for large projects and renovations. Granite tiles are not solely chosen for commercial projects for their practical qualities but also for a distinctive appearance that can genuinely transform interior and exterior areas.
Granite has been a popular building stone within the construction industry for thousands of years and is still much sought after to this day. Cities such as Aberdeen in Scotland were almost entirely built from locally quarried granite stone. Aberdeen is therefore also referred to as ‘The Granite City’ as a result of this. As a result of its resistance to weathering and acid rain granite has been used extensively as a building stone. These buildings are often colossal, take for instance the El Escorial Palace in Madrid, Spain. This was historically the residence of the King of Spain and was built with the use of granite stone.