Based in St. Louis, Missouri, Graniterra is a kitchen, bath, and stone design studio featuring top of the line materials for kitchen and bathroom countertops. The design staff at Graniterra can assist you during any stage of your design process. Whether you are remodeling your existing kitchen or starting from scratch with brand-new construction, Graniterra experts are ready to lend a hand.

One of the more popular choices for kitchen and bathroom countertops is ceramic tile. It is an excellent choice if you are looking for a countertop that is economical, practical, and comes in a wide variety of designs and colors.

A talented tile designer and installer, like the professionals at Graniterra, can give you an incredible customized look in your bathroom or kitchen. Your design possibilities are endless with tiles. You can go for an elegant look, or something more modern. You can also create something extraordinary and unique with patterns and incorporating decorative tiles.

Another advantage to tile countertops is cost. Tile countertops are an economical choice and can cost hundreds or even thousands of dollars less than quartz or granite, while still giving your kitchen and bathroom an updated look. Tile is also long lasting and will not need replacement for many years, so it is even more cost effective in the long term.

However, there are some things that should be kept in mind when considering tile for your kitchen or bathroom countertops. While the ceramic is strong, it can crack. Most cracking occurs when something heavy, like a cast iron skillet, is dropped on the counter, or if someone leans against an edge that is not supported properly. A cracked tile cannot be repaired; it can only be replaced. Be sure to keep some extra tiles from the original installation in the unlikely case this may happen. Something else to consider when choosing tile countertops is maintaining the grout between the tiles. A reputable, professional installation is crucial and grout joints should be sealed yearly. You must take care to wipe up any spill immediately.

Tile is both economical and practical for your kitchen or bathroom countertop. With regular care it will last for years.

Graniterra offers tile countertop options, in addition to many more, including granite, marble, quartz, and Corian. Call us at 314.533.3366 or visit our design studio today so we can help you make your dream kitchen a reality.