Flooring and Carpeting/choice


Dear Sir, we are building house at Mangalore,India. Now I am in delema about flooring, that can I go for vitrified tile or granite.
since the work has to complete in another 2 months it is better to lay vitrified tiles,but still i have doubt abot the v.tiles.

sir,pl kindly let me know whether v.tiles equal to granite in terms of strength/life time.and is the granite colored v.tiles is look like granite
is v.tiles will get fade after 10-15 years? or it will remain same.

request your suggestions

Hello and thanks for your question.
I may not be the best person to address your concerns, but I do have a question: by "vitrified tiles" do you mean "vitreous glass?"  There is a type of glass that you can use for flooring (glass tiles), but it would be Sintered glass, not Vitreous glass--as far as I am aware, anyway.

Off hand I'd imagine that granite would be stronger for a more heavy traffic area, and if you want something to 'look like" granite it may just be best to use the real thing.

I hope that helps -
Perhaps a flooring expert would be a good person to ask.
Barbara Jacobs

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I am happy to answer questions about the design and fabrication of hand made area rugs, specifically: Hand Knotted Tibetan Rugs. Similar questions that arise about different methods of making other, less authentic types that are called "tibetan" are also possible subjects.


Designer of my own line of authentically-woven Tibetan rugs for over five years. A member of GoodWeave, I can guarantee that no child labor is used in any rugs of my own design. For mo re information about my design philosophy and information about making a high quality Tibetan rug, please see my web site that includes this slide show: http://www.integralcolor.com/silk-road-weaves/slide-show-parts-1-and-2/

IACC / International Association of color consultants/designers: Member since 1996, newsletter editor since 2000. Historic District Commission / Medfield, Massachusetts

www.MUSE.com: online publication. Article about my work in June, 2011 issue Journal of Architectural Coatings: Article about color on commercial environments www.Design&Durability.com:website, currently a blogger for that site www.integralcolor.com/blog: my own blog www.hgtv.com: contributor about color and design, including some Q&A Boston Home and Garden (subject in an interview article) I've been a contributor and subject of color articles in other various publications over the years. My Tibetan rug designs have been shown in various shelter publications and trade publications.

Academia di Belle Arti, Florence, Italy University of Minnesota, BA / concentration painting and printmaking University of California, Berkeley: fine arts department, studied painting and printmaking IACC - accredited color consultant/designer since 2000

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IACC: International color exhibit where four of my projects were featured. Featured artist of Artaic.com (in their print brochure, not yet on their web site)

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I do have many fine clients but prefer not to mention them here. However, I invite you to read a few of the many testimonials on the "testimonials" page of my web site.

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