Get Rock-Bottom Pricing on Granite Tile Flooring in the Milwaukee Area
Granite Plus USA is the leading supplier of granite and natural stone floor tiles for homes and businesses in Wisconsin. We pride ourselves on putting a stop to price gouging in the stone Wisconsin fabrication industry by offering the highest quality granite, marble, quartz and other materials for a much lower cost than anywhere in the state.
Our designers, fabricators and installers provide handcrafted custom stonework for home and business owners more quickly and affordably than you thought was possible. Contact us today for a fast, free quote on your stonework project!
Pros & Cons of Granite & Natural Stone Flooring
Natural stone flooring is prized for its durability, beauty and practicality. Granite, marble, slate, travertine, sandstone and limestone are the most popular types of stone tile flooring and each material has its own unique properties.
Whether you are thinking of granite or natural stone flooring for a particular room in your home or a spacious commercial lobby, there are overall advantages and disadvantages of stone tiles to consider before investing.
Advantages of Stone Floor Tile:
- Environmentally friendly
- Durable and sturdy without being slippery like ceramic
- Simple installation
- Improves value of home or commercial building
- Suitable for underfloor heating
- Stone acts as a heat sink, keeping floors cooler in summer
- Resists moisture and stains
- Easy to clean and will not collect allergens like carpeting
- Available in a wide range of colors and patterns to complement virtually any décor
Disadvantages of Stone Floor Tiles:
- Heavy and requires professional installation; subfloor may require bolstering or leveling
- Stone is hard with no give – it may be uncomfortable for long hours of standing or result in injury in case of falling
- Depending on the acoustics of the space, there may be unwanted noise transmission (though sound deadening underlayment is an option)
- Requires periodic sealing and polishing to restore shine
Cost of Natural Stone Flooring
In 2017, reported national averages for granite tile flooring in a home ranged from $500 to $5000, with the final cost depending on a variety of factors such as square footage, type and grade of stone and the supplier you choose.
The average price range for the most popular natural stones varies greatly and can run from $5.00 to $28.00 per square foot. The cost for your project will be determined by material, quality, thickness, color, finish and tile design/pattern laying choices and installation costs.
The best way to save money on the granite flooring you want is to choose your stone fabricator carefully. Granite Plus USA beats other Wisconsin stone fabricators because we refuse to participate in the widespread industry price fixing so many of our competitors use to overcharge unsuspecting homeowners.
Granite Flooring Styles
Granite Plus USA partners with the best stone suppliers to offer you the widest selection of colors and patterns. We carry hundreds of styles and have access to virtually any type of granite, marble, slate, travertine or limestone you need for your home or business.
Once you’ve chosen the stone, grade, color and pattern right for your project our designers and granite specialists will help you navigate additional choices including tile size, thickness, texture, layout and finish to ensure you get the stone flooring perfect for your space and budget.
Granite Floor Cleaning & Polishing
Conventional cleaning products and techniques are not always best for natural flooring materials. Taking proper care of your granite or natural stone flooring will ensure a long lifespan and keep it looking beautiful.
We recommend sealing your granite to protect against stains and reduce risk of damage.
For regular cleaning, use a soft clean mop and a gentle cleanser such as mild dish soap or a specialty cleaner. Gently mop with warm water and detergent, then mop with cold clean water to remove soap.
Don’t let your granite floor air dry or you’ll get water marks. Use a dry clean miro-fiber cloth to dry and buff the floor.
Never use harsh cleaning products or rough surfaces (like a scouring pad) to clean granite floors. Spot clean dirt or scuff marks with a soft cloth and gentle cleanser, rubbing the mark with the grain of the stone (not in circles). Blot up spills right away, especially acidic liquids such as orange juice. Avoid using or moving your vacuum cleaner on granite flooring as the wheels and hoses can scratch the surface.
Granite Flooring Applications
Granite, marble, quartz and other natural stones have been used for interior and exterior flooring for many years, including both residential and commercial applications. Granite Plus USA fabricates and installs granite tiles and other types of flooring for:
- Bathroom and shower floors
- Kitchen floors
- Living room floors
- Fireplace hearths
- Garage floors
- Exterior paving stones
- Commercial lobby floors
- Steps and staircases
Contact a granite flooring design specialist for expert recommendations on the type of natural stone best suited to your project. Whether you’re looking for granite tile flooring in your master bath or granite flooring and wall cladding for a hotel, Granite Plus USA has the lowest prices and fastest installation times.
Granite Tile Flooring & Radiation
Natural stones such as granite and marble may contain veins of naturally radioactive elements including thorium, uranium and radium. Radon is a radioactive decay product of these elements and an odorless carcinogenic gas.
The amounts of radon released from granite flooring, tiles or countertops is typically diluted by ventilation. A much greater health and safety risk to homeowners is radon from the soil around your home’s foundation. Testing for radon is easy and affordable and should be done whether or not you have granite building materials.
Naturally radioactive elements in stone can also emit trace amounts of gamma or beta radiation. It is highly unlikely any granite or natural stone building materials in your home or business would increase radiation exposure above natural background levels.
Granite, marble and other stones are safe to use for tile flooring and other applications. Learn more about radon and granite or contact a custom stonework specialist for more information.