Granite is an igneous rock which competes with diamond in hardness and durability. The tiles made of granite are thus very durable and long-lasting in nature. Although the tiles made of granite are slightly costlier than those made of porcelain or slate, they are still demanded more owing to their exquisite appearance and longevity. Multiple designs are carved on these tiles by use of electric torches, they are also well polished with the help of special equipment. The resulting tiles look very elegant and classy with a glossy appearance. Nowadays various colors of granite rocks are used for making different types of tiles. Some of these colors include pink, blue, green, white, black, grey, brown, and red. The tiles made of these different colors granites look fascinating. Granite tiles are one of the architects' favorite construction materials.
Areas of Existence
The states of India famous for the production of granite tiles are Tamilnadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Madhya Pradesh and Rajasthan.
Usage of Granite Tiles
These days the granite tiles are used in a multiplicity of applications. Some of their common applications include interior and exterior cladding; walkway paving; laying floor; fabrication of fireplaces, counter-tops, and stairs, and many other. Nowadays granite tiles are also used in making pillars and in other large-scale construction activities.