Your flooring type contributes a lot to the general outlook of your home or commercial facility. When picking a flooring type, our flooring experts at ACT Restoration suggest that you consider the following factors: durability, design, cost, and maintenance.
To further help you make a good choice of floor type, this post will walk you through the benefits and downsides of granite, terrazzo, and marble flooring.
The Pros & Cons of Granite, Terrazzo, & Marble Flooring
While granite, terrazzo, and marbles are great options for your floor, each type offers unique advantages and potential drawbacks.
Granite is one of the most popular tiles available in the building construction industry. Granite tile is created by treating igneous rock until the surfaces are smooth. The smoothing procedure can also bring out the rock’s hidden beauty. In fact, beauty is one of the greatest advantages that granite flooring tiles provide.
● Granite is hard and does not crack easily.
● Granite flooring has a high resistance to stains and scratches.
● Granite floors are very durable.
● Granite is heavy, making for a laborious installation.
● Granite flooring stones are relatively expensive.
● This flooring type requires high maintenance.
Terrazzo is a composite material that is used for flooring. It’s made out of a variety of aggregate chips, such as stone or marble, and epoxy resin or concrete. It can be poured as concrete or put in tiles and can be used both indoors and outdoors. Originally employed mostly in commercial buildings, terrazzo has gained popularity in households as a material for kitchen surfaces, such as countertops and backsplashes.
● Terrazzo is durable and can serve you for many decades.
● It offers design flexibility. Easily pick your desired color and design patterns.
● Terrazzo is non-porous, preventing mold and mildew growth.
● Terrazzo floors do not retain heat well, so the flooring can be cold.
● The initial cost of terrazzo flooring installation can be fairly expensive.
Marble is a natural stone produced and refined for flooring and other decorative purposes. This floor type, which has graced the palaces of kings and queens for ages because of the beauty, flair, and sophistication it brings, is a great option for interiors. However, it requires more maintenance and is more prone to damage than ceramic tile or other stones as a flooring material.
● Marble flooring is made from natural materials.
● A marble installation adds instant real estate value.
● Marble floors can be easily polished
● This type of flooring accommodates radiant floor heating.
● It’s porous and requires good sealing.
● Marble is prone to scratches and stains.
● The brittle material can be slippery.
● Marble is expensive and high maintenance.
Consult Your Twin Cities Flooring Contractor
Thinking of upgrading your floor to something in vogue? Our ACT Restoration floor experts can help you choose a good flooring option that will fit into your budget and taste.
Our residential and commercial flooring projects abound in the Twin Cities and have attracted wonderful reviews.
Get started today by reaching out to us at 763-432-3966 or make use of our contact form to schedule an appointment.