The granito tile, with its unique ‘patterned terrazzo’ finish, is a very resistant flooring material that has been derived from the traditional encaustic cement tile. Marble chips and tainted glass reinforce the top layer. This allows for abrasive polishing to level the tiles once laid, or to restore aged and damaged floors back to their original finish. Its unique strength makes it possible to manufacture tiles in up to 40x40cm, allowing bigger patterns and designs giving the floor a luxurious look.
The granito or ‘patterned terrazzo with glass or marble chips’ is poured into a mould with a metal divider and hydraulically pressed. It then takes a couple of weeks for the product to dry and harden completely. The last stage is factory polishing, unveiling the individual splendor of the pigmented cement, marble and glass mix in the pattern.
The installation of granito tiles is simple, the floor can de polished afterwards to equalize and level the surface. Maintenance is similar to that of marble and cement tiles. Due to these characteristics, granito flooring can be used for heavy traffic spaces.