Granite Flooring is magnificent. The value of your home definitely increases when you use granite in your home. In fact, it has been shown that you will recoup your entire investment when you install granite floors and/or countertops in your home. But is granite for you? Let’s consider some of the advantages and disadvantages of granite.
Beautiful. Never will you hear someone say that granite is ugly. You can have the ugliest furniture and appliances, but still people will love the room because of the granite floors. Granite comes in a variety of colors and patterns that will make matching it to its surroundings easy.
Colors and patterns. As mentioned before, there are many different colors and patterns.
Hard and durable. Granite is a stone and because of that, it is hard. It is nearly impossible to break granite. With proper care, your granite flooring will last a lifetime.
Bacteria resistant. So if you have asthma or any other allergies, feel good in knowing that your granite flooring is hypoallergenic, allergen, and bacteria resistant.
$$$$$$$. Granite is not cheap. It is one of the most expensive flooring types out there. So if you want granite flooring, expect to spend a pretty penny.
Cannot install yourself. So you need to have granite flooring professionally installed. So on top of buying the granite, look to spend money installing it as well.
Needs to be maintained regularly. This is not so much of a disadvantage because all floors need to be cared for regularly. But you do not want your granite floors to be neglected. Expect more than the usual time cleaning granite flooring.
Can be cold and hard on the feet. There are ways to alleviate this problem but the issue will still be there. The floors will be cold all year round. The floors are also pretty solid. So you don’t want your child to bump their heads on granite flooring.