Granite Tile Countertops
Most people considering a granite tile countertop realize it’s a natural stone product. What they may not know is that granite originates from hot liquid magma. Granite, one of Nature's igneous rocks, comes close to the extreme hardness and strength of diamonds. And the density of granite causes it to be highly resistant to bacteria, making it an ideal material for kitchen countertops.
When you look at your granite tile countertop, you are looking at a combination of feldspar, quartz, and mica minerals; proportioned differently according to the granite. Each type of granite possesses different colors, textures, and structural features based upon these minerals. A granite tile countertop costs less than a third of what a solid-granite countertop costs because of special tools needed and the installation required for the solid stone. it makes sense to consider a granite tile countertop rather than one made from solid granite.