Advantages to Reusing Old Granite Floor Tiles
Granite is a natural stone, so it is durable and thick for long term use. The thickness aids in preventing cracks in the stone, which often is the main reason floors are replaced anyway. Or, it simply outlasts the consumers taste. Contractors or Masonry workers often throw out old scraps when replacing the granite countertops or flooring. The scraps from an old floor or countertop could be used as a new mosaic countertop or to redo a smaller room.
Another reason to consider recycling granite tiles is the cost. New granite tiles vary in price from $5 a tile to $90 depending on size, color and the finish you would choose. Although purchasing granite over a ceramic flooring is a choice between durability and the look of the floor, the new granite floors can be a bit pricey when compared to just recycling. Either way the benefits of recycling granite floors tiles versus buying brand new tiles should be an easy choice to make when considering the benefit to the environment.