Granite has many advantages over other solid materials and
other types of stone Granite is natural
Granite is a natural stone with a great deal of natural
beauty. It is made up of different minerals such as quartz,
mica and feldspar, where some manmade stones and other
materials contain chemicals. Every tile is unique, with each
stage of its life adding to its appearance.
Granite is very durable – Granite is one of the hardest
stones on earth - only diamonds are harder. This makes it
very hard to scratch, and if it is maintained properly,
granite will last for many, many years. In fact, the granite
parts of a building outlast any other construction materials
used. Every piece of granite you see has already been on
earth for millions of years. The only difference now is that
Granite is easy to maintain – After being sealed and cleaned
regularly with the proper products, you do not have to worry
about stains, repairs or replacing a granite surface.
Granite is much easier to maintain than alternate surfaces
such as marble, slate, Corian, arborite and linoleum. These
are all costly to repair.
Granite has much variety – Nature has provided us with
hundreds of different colours and patterns.
Granite versus Corian – Corian is very expensive compared to
granite tiles. When in need of repairs, Corian is time
consuming to fix and can be costly. There are many ways in
which Corian can be damaged where granite is more resistant:
scratches, burns, and heavy objects being dropped on them,
for example. Granite has a more prestigious appearance than