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Granite is a hard wearing beautiful tile which is very popular laid in kitchens and bathrooms. Granite tile makes a stunning floor, wall covering or granite tile countertop. Granite is becoming a preferred material of choice for today's homes and offices, synthetic materials are simply no match for granite's natural beauty and classic elegance. Granite is available in a wide variety of colours and can be shaped into straight or curved patterns to match virtually any requirement including beautiful kitchens, vanities and bath areas.

The most popular granite tiles are available in three colours, absolute black (pure black stone, minus any other colours), Black Galaxy(black tiles, with gold specks) and Kashmir White(white tiles with specks of different colours). They add an element of elegance wherever they are placed and generally require much less maintenance than any other natural stone. Further, they can be used in many areas of the home(kitchen flooring and slabs, bathroom wall covering, patio, and so on) as well as an office (meeting room flooring/walls).

What is Granite?
Granite is molten lava that never rose above the surface of the earth. Granite is a very hard natural stone denser than marble. A geologist will tell you that it is an igneous or metamorphic rock that is highly saturated with silica. Silica when combined with oxygen makes the mineral quartz, and it has a rating of 7 on the Mohs scale, which determines a materials' hardness. Diamond has a rating of 10. Suffice it to say there are not too many things that will easily scratch granite.

 

Granite delivers breathtaking beauty unmatched by synthetic materials and a very high level of durability. Granite is used in many roles around the house, from flooring, stair treads and countertops to wall coverings and beautiful sinks and basins. Granite is a preferred material, due to its extremely high quality, it's easiness to clean and its ability to improve the value of your home.

Cleaning and Maintaining Granite Floor Tiles
Cleaning tiles to make them look pretty in order to maintain the beauty of your homes can be a difficult task at times. It is practically for this reason that granite floor tiles, happen to be the best choice in comparison to any other types of floor tiles. Granite floor tiles are extremely durable and are also very easy to clean and maintain. They are especially convenient to be used for kitchens, as the kitchen is a place where the maximum amount of spilling of food happens, and there is constant cleaning of tiles going on because of this. However, with granite floor tiles, the cleaning of tiles no longer remains a nightmare as granite is extremely durable and is capable of handling any type of damaging activities that occur in the kitchen.

Granite floor tiles are resistant to stains, and grease. And thus, they do not get affected when tea, coffee, fizzy drinks etc. fall on these tiles. Also, granite floor tiles are resistant to oil and acid and alkali chemical spills as well. Sweeping and mopping the granite floor tiles daily with warm water does the job of the maintenance of these tiles. Granite floor tiles are extremely easy to clean. Also, cleaning granite tiles once every week with stone soap helps to maintain the shine of the granite floor tiles. Though granite is a hard and non porous stone that is unaffected by most chemicals it still requires high degrees of care while cleaning. While cleaning, the use of harsh chemicals should be avoided.

Sealing Granite Floors
Two main sealing options exist for granite tiles
• Deep Penetrating Impregnating Sealer
(Transparent Finish/Colour Enhancing Finish)
• Topical Sealer
(Gloss/Satin/Matte Finish)

A deep penetrating impregnating sealer protects granite and grout from water and oil based stains by chemically reacting with the surface pores to create a breathable protective barrier. An impregnating sealer protects the granite surface and grout from absorbing stains while also resulting in cleaning and maintenance becoming much easier. Experts Floor Care technicians are proud to be accredited applicators for Australia's Deepshield™ Gold, specifically engineered for denser surfaces such as granite, based on the latest fluoro-bond technology and lasting for up to 15 years. A penetrating impregnating transparent sealer enters the pores of your stone and, once cured will not change the look of the tile or stone.

Sealing your granite will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your investment against stains.

Experts Floor Care are the experts at applying all types of sealer and will ensure your granite looks its absolute best. Experts Floor Care experienced technicians can apply a topical sealer when especially required to create a high gloss, satin sheen or matte finish to your surfaces. Topical sealer is also helpful in situations where the old solvent based sealer can not be completely removed or when required to hide certain types of damage. Topical sealer's have a life expectancy of around 3 years.

Granite Tile Care Tips & Advice
• Regularly dust the surface.
• Keep floors swept or vaccuum regularly.
• Only use the proper stone care products.
• Use few drops of neutral cleaner, stone soap, or a mild liquid dish washing detergent or warm water.
• Use a clean rag.
• Use a coaster or gliders under chairs and other furniture.
• All products containing acids should be avoided. The acid in high concentration etches the surface.
• After using the soap solution, the surface should be rinsed properly.
• In the kitchen extremely hot pans should not be kept over granite slabs since it quickly absorbs heat and distributes it out.
• Take care and pride of your stone and it will give you many years of performance.
• Consult a stone restoration contractor prior to installation. These are the professionals who will suggest the proper materials and methods of installation.
Granite Stone Care Warnings!
• Don't use vinegar, soft scrub, windex or your common household cleaners, especially in showers.
• Don't mix bleach and ammonia; this combination creates a toxic and lethal gas.
• Don't use powders or creams that may create scratches.
• Don't use too much cleaner or soap as this may leave a film and cause streaks.
• Don't use a vacuum that can cause scratching.
• Don't drag heavy objects across stone floors

Don't hire an inexperienced contractor
We offer a wide range of services that will dramatically transform the appearance, market appeal and capital value of your property. We provide a single source service for the treatment of problems associated with Tiles, Grout, Natural Stone & Masonry Surfaces.

Experts Floor Care Granite Services
Granite Stripping and Sealing
No matter where your granite tiles are, Experts Floor Care will strip, clean and professionally reseal them for you. In your kitchen, shower, bathroom, around the swimming pool, your backyard, outdoors or any hard to reach indoor areas.

Granite Cleaning and Sealing
If you have granite surfaces that have become dull and not showing their true colour, or perhaps you have recently installed your granite or your previous sealer is wearing off, Experts Floor Care Cleaning and Sealing is your best choice to clean your tiles effectively and efficiently and protect them against future staining and deterioration.

Granite Tile and Grout Cleaning
Cleaning tile & grout takes a combination of specialised industrial equipment and heavy duty cleaning products. By using specially developed cleaning solutions & high pressure van mounted cleaning equipment we are able to clean your tiles & grout to the highest standards.

Granite Tile Sealing
All porous tiles should be sealed, sealing your tiles helps prevent & reduce staining. Sealing your granite will keep most stains suspended at the surface, creating a barrier that provides protection against chemical attack, deterioration and contamination. Sealing is the first important step towards protecting your surfaces against stains.

Granite Stripping
Stripping, scrubbing and cleaning to remove old sealant and its residue, restoring the original appearance of the floor. Our technicians are equipped with all necessary equipment and possess all skills and experience needed to provide your granite tiles with an extensive surface stripping service. We can strip and reseal any hard surface flooring as well as wall tiles.

Granite Grinding
Grinding will smooth out imperfections and open a new layer upon which it is possible to build a high quality honed or polished finish. Grinding will remove deep scratches, stains and other contaminations from your granite, resulting in a very smooth and even surface. Grinding will also remove any lippage, the term used for uneven tiles which can occur after a typical installation.

Granite Honing
Honed granite surfaces have a more satin-feel, smooth and velvety to the touch often more suited to casual, comfortable environments than more formal polished surfaces. Honing your floors is a fantastic way to virtually eliminate taxing maintenance requirements while still having the wonderful characteristic of beautiful stone surfaces in your home or business.

Granite Polishing
Polishing is achieved by using very fine grade abrasive diamond discs until a reflective finish is achieved. These final grades reduce scratches which are not even visible to the human eye allowing the natural crystals on the surface to reflect light more effectively. Highly polished floors have much smaller pores to collect soil, dirt and grime, ensuring maintenance is made a lot easier.

Efflorescence Treatment
Efflorescence is the formation of salt deposits on or near the surface of the tile and grout. Experts Floor Care technicians have a variety of equipment for the effective removal of efflorescence. We also carry all the required treatments, agitation tools as well as chemical solutions to safely and effectively removed efflorescence deposits internally and externally.

Minor Tile Repair
Do you have cracked tiles, chipped tiles, loose tiles or discoloured tiles in your walls, floors, stairs or around the swimming pool. Do you have spare tiles left over from installation? Experts Floor Care have professional & experienced tilers in our team that can assist you with repairing your indoor & outdoor tiles and replacing the broken/damaged tiles.

Grout Colour Sealing
Experts Floor Care technicians are able to re-colour badly stained grout or change the colour of existing and/or stained grout. Experts Floor Care Grout Colour Sealing service is specifically designed and developed to rejuvenate your dirty old grout and make it look BRAND NEW once again


We make it a priority top offer flexible services to accommodate your need.