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The number of choices in choosing the best tiles for your house are numerous in today’s market. So, making a decision on choosing the right tiles for your house or office would be challenging. 

Vitrified tiles, Marble, and Granite are the most preferred floor tiles in today’s market because of their merit properties. These tiles differ in quality, look, the measure of minerals, discoloration properties, scratch resistance, softness, and cost. This blog helps you in making a decision in choosing the best tile.

 

Vitrified Tile:

  • It’s a man-made ceramic tile made by hydraulic pressing a mixture of clay, quartz, silica, feldspar
  • Lower lifetime when compared to granite and marble
  • Less maintenance required
  • Cost including installation would vary from 110 to 160 INR per sft
  • Limitations:
    • Should be taken care to prevent flaking
    • Are slippery when wet unless it has antiskid properties
    • It’s not an environmentally friendly product
    • 10 to 15% wastage
    • The standard sizes for vitrified tiles are 300*300, 600*600 and 800*800mm
    • Easily available in lot shapes, sizes and patterns
  • Advantages:
    • Resistant to water and frost
    • Easy to clean
    • Sunlight does not cause them to fade
    • Can be used after 48 hrs of laying
    • Homogenous in shape and size
  • Prevents growth of bacteria and fungus as its moisture resistant

Granite:

  • It’s a natural stone, an igneous rock formed from cooled lava and magma. Therefore it’s rich in mineral contents like silica, quartz, mica, and feldspar. It’s naturally dark in color
  • Can last for a lifetime
  • Less maintenance required
  • Cost including installation would vary from 175 to 350 INR per sft
  • Limitations:
    • Needs resilient flooring to bear its weight
    • Does not have the warmth of wood and other flooring materials
    • Should be properly sealed to protect from water and stains
    • Slippery when polished should be flamed to make it antiskid
  • Usual size of a granite slb is 8’/7’ x 4’/5’. With a thickness of 16 to 18mm. It can be cut into required size
  • Have lesser choices in colors and patterns
  • Advantages:
    • Resistant to bacteria
    • Scratch resistance and resists chipping
    • Easy to clean
    • Durable to acid and rough usage
  • Strong and sturdy and prevents the growth of bacteria and fungi due to its moisture resistance

Marble:

  • It’s a metamorphic stone formed under intense heat and pressure that transforms the rock composition. It’ a soft rock, fragile and naturally light in color
  • Lasts for ages
  • Needs to be polished to retain the look and feel
  • Cost including installation for an Indian marble would be from 175 to 350 INR per sft, and for an Italian marble cost will vary from 600 to 2000 INR per sft
  • Limitations:
    • Needs to be taken care to prevent from scratches which may lead to deterioration
    • If it is not sealed it might get stains and make the floor darker
    • Feels cold and might be an issue under cold environment
    • Expensive
  • Usual size of a granite slb is 8’/7’ x 4’/5’. With a thickness of 16 to 18mm. It can be cut into required size
  • Wide range of features, patterns and shades are available
  • Advantages:
    • Design patterns are exquisite and one of the most elegant flooring styles
    • Durable and scratch-resistant
    • Easy to clean
    • Most of the Italian marbles are highly resin impregnated and provides more hygienic surface than other floorings materials
  • An alternative for warmer places as marble feels cold and a fashion statement

So here we have the advantages and comparison of the properties between the most three options you are confused between. When it comes to select the most suitable flooring for your home go for something that suits functionality, cost, quality texture, and maintenance. 

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