Durability and accessibility stimulate large chains to adopt the material
Granite is gaining stardom on supermarket floor, both for the beauty of the volcanic rock when polished, and for the durability it provides to the establishments. The change in floor covering is influenced by good recovery perspectives of the national economy, which has caused large chains to change terrazzo, ceramic and porcelain tile, options most used by the market.
One of the main advantages of granite floor is resistance. In comparison with the stone, other traditionally used materials present a lower performance in this item, mainly due to daily wear out related to flow of people, circulation of goods and carts.
What also facilitates the replacement is the fact that Brazil is fourth in ranking among the major world producers of natural stones, according to the Brazilian Association of Ornamental Stones (Abirochas – Associação Brasileira de Rochas Ornamentais). As consequence of this, the material becomes increasingly more accessible in the national market.
This type of floor makes difficult the emergence of stains, impedes the accumulation of dirt and is capable of supporting the intense traffic of people and equipment without losing integrity. Besides this, the beauty of the material in relation to the more common coverings allows for the beauty of the store itself to stand out more, stimulating permanence in the establishment and, as a result, sales as well.