22 of the Most Popular Granite Tiles in the Philippines
Granite Tiles Price List
|Granite Tile||60 cm. x 60 cm.||80 cm. x 80 cm.||90 cm. x 90 cm.|
|Absolute Black||Php 2,199.60||Php 3,910.40||Php 4,949.10|
|Salt and Pepper||1,544.40||N/A||N/A|
The granite tiles price list above serves as a reference to the materials’ (stone tiles) cost. The prices shown here are the cost of each granite tile per piece.
The materials we offer are natural granite tiles for floors. Additionally, these are one hundred percent (100%) raw, natural stones from mountain quarries from various parts of the globe.
They are different from ceramic tiles produced by “Mariwasa” and many other brands sold in many home improvement stores. Hence, comparing natural granite tiles and ceramic tiles is unwise as these are two completely different products.
The topmost surface of each granite tile is polished. This finish is typical for most indoor applications here in the Philippines.
Should you need the granite tiles as pavers or pool coping, we recommend having a textured finish. The latter is done by flaming or bush-hammering the stone’s surface to prevent accidental slips.
However, note that this does not include fabrication (polishing of edges) and installation charges. You may email us the plan for your project to give you a rough estimate of the cost. Our email address is email [at] stonedepot [dot] ph.
Or, better yet, you can get your quote using this online form.
Furthermore, we recommend sealing the materials first (if applicable) before installing them as part of the upkeep.
Like every of our stone slabs, the thickness of each granite tile is 18 mm. on average. The dimension, however, varies depending on the availability of the slabs. At present, we cut our slabs into tiles in the following sizes:
- 600 mm. x 600 mm.
- 800 mm. x 800 mm.
- 800 mm. x 800 mm.
Lastly, all prices listed above are subject to change without prior notice.
What are the different surface finishes for granite tiles?
Surface finishing alters the stone’s natural appearance. The kind of treatment used on a slab dictates its final color, texture, durability, and porosity. The array of available finishes allows us to use granite or marble in various applications, including countertop, flooring, or wall cladding.
Here are the most commonly used surface finishes for granite tiles:
a. Polished Finish
- A polished finish is the smoothest and most reflective of all types of surface treatments for stones;
- It brings out the full color and highlights the character of the material;
- It is done by grinding the cut face with successively finer grades of abrasive;
- Also, it is the least porous of all finishes available;
- The polished finish is deal for indoor applications, like kitchen countertops, vanity tops, entrances, and lobbies.
b. Honed Finish
- A smooth satin finish minus the gloss;
- The honed finish has the same durability as a traditional polished finish but requires more frequent resealing;
- However, it is highly susceptible to fingerprints and watermarks, which are quickly noticeable to the naked eye;
- Ultimately, it is the preferred granite tile finish for floors, stairs, and other locations where the presence of water might make a polished finish too slippery.
c. Flamed Finish
- The flamed finish is a deeply textured surface ideal for outdoor applications where slip resistance is required;
- It is produced by applying a high-pressure flame over the stone, resulting in an exfoliated texture;
- It requires sealing to maintain the stone’s original color and appearance over time;
- It’s a surface finish applicable only on granite stones.
d. Bush-hammered Finish
- A deeply textured surface ideal for outdoor applications where slip resistance is required;
- The bush-hammered finish creates a consistent texture across the granite tiles’ surface;
- It is produced by the repeated impact of a multi-pointed pneumatic steel tool on the stone’s surface;
- Also, it requires regular sealing to maintain the granite tile’s original color and appearance over time.
What are the advantages of using granite tiles over ceramic or porcelain tiles on your floor?
In the Philippines, ceramic and porcelain tiles are the most popular floor material in many homes and offices.
But did you know that you can use granite on your floors too?
Here are five reasons why it’s worth investing in granite tiles over their synthetic counterpart for your home and office:
1. Granite tiles are naturally beautiful.
Granite is known for its inherent strength and beauty.
It is available in a virtually unlimited number of color and pattern combinations that you can pair with various architectural styles for your project. Using granite tiles on your floor will surely transform your office or home into an elegant space.
Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, are human-made. It comes in different finishes and colors, which often mimic the appearance of wood or natural stone. These designs are made using advanced high-definition digital printing technology.
2. Granite tiles are highly durable.
Granite is one of the hardest materials in the world.
Not only does it resists scratches, but it also withstands extreme heat.
What’s more, it is strong enough to bear significant weight. Granite tiles can endure heavy foot traffic because of their incredible strength, unlike ceramic or porcelain tiles.
Moreover, it can sustain the impact of heavy objects when accidentally dropped.
Your granite tiles will surely provide a lifetime of service to your home when properly installed. It will even outlive your entire house itself.
Can a cheap China-made ceramic tile do that? Absolutely not.
3. Granite tiles are easy to maintain.
Since granite tiles are available in larger dimensions than most other flooring materials, you can significantly reduce the number of seams between each piece. The lesser the seams mean the lesser the area you need to clean. This way, you can minimize the sight of those ugly tile grouts.
Depending on your granite tile, you may or may not be required to seal your stone yearly.
If unsure, it is best to ask your local stone supplier. You can also do a simple test by dropping a small amount of water on an inconspicuous floor area. If the surface darkens, you will need to seal your stone immediately. Otherwise, you need not worry about staining.
Apart from sealing, simple sweeping and occasional mopping should be enough to keep your stones in pristine condition.
Unlike granite tiles, ceramic or porcelain tiles come in smaller dimensions. This makes seams more prominent when installed, which requires more professional cleaning in the long run.
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4. Granite tiles increase your property's value.
Homes with granite surfaces fetch a higher market value compared to other properties without this desirable feature. High-end commercial and residential spaces mostly use natural materials on most of their surfaces from floor to wall.
Aside from the kitchen floor, you can opt to have a textured granite tile surface (e.g., flamed or bush-hammered finish) on your bathroom, porch, and pool coping. It will definitely give your home a wow factor, especially if you plan to put it on the market in the future.
Remember the last time you walked into the lobby of a five-star hotel?
Well, we’re pretty much sure they used natural stones on most of the floors of every room in that building. After all, nothing compares to the beauty of the natural stone.
5. Granite tiles are cost-efficient.
One of our clients’ most common questions when choosing flooring materials is the cost. It is one of the ultimate deciding factors when customers determine between granite and ceramic tiles. Hence, we’re here to help.
Generally speaking, granite tiles cost more than ceramic or porcelain tiles.
It is mainly because of quarry location, logistics, and rarity of stone color.
Also, it is more expensive to install. Installing granite tiles requires the skill and experience of a highly-trained professional. They need to consider the material’s weight, seams, and the edge profile needed. All these things affect the complexity of the installation and impact the final cost.
Ceramic tiles, on the other hand, are relatively more affordable.
The value for money, however, goes to granite tiles. This is because ceramic tiles break easily. Hence, the overall look of a floor area with a broken tile is affected. It makes you want to replace them altogether.
Ultimately, the investment you make on granite tiles gives you a return of a lifetime of service to your home.
The initial cost of buying granite tiles may be higher than choosing ceramic tiles. But in the long run, it is much more practical than replacing the ceramic tiles of your whole floor after a few years.
What are the uses of granite tiles?
Size-wise, granite tiles are easier to install than slabs as a flooring application.
Not only is it simpler to layout because of its small size, but it is also much easier to transport and move around because of its lighter weight. As such, it is ideal to use in smaller applications, such as:
How to keep your granite tiles looking good as new?
How to keep your granite tiles shiny?
Where to buy granite tiles in the Philippines?
If you have another granite, marble, or quartz color in mind that is not shown in our list above, send us a photo of the stone. We may have or can look for the material you want. As long as your requirement is one hundred square meters (100 sqm.) and above, we can import your required color from anywhere on the globe.