Natural stone flooring stands the test of time – literally, it’s been around since the Stone Age (ba’dum, cha!). And while it’s common to think of classical bank buildings or Carnagie-era public libraries, natural stone flooring is far more versatile than that. Here are our picks for the best types of natural stone for your floors.
Marble Flooring For Your Home
Marble flooring adds a luxe touch that will always feel elegant – the visual impact is undeniable. However, marble is a softer stone and can see a lot of wear in high traffic areas. Marble is also available in a wide array of colors and natural patterns. It works great in a formal dining room as well as in an outdoor living area to really make your home feel like an estate.
Granite Flooring For Your Home
Available in an even wider variety of colors and patterns, granite is a win pretty much no matter how you use it. It is very durable – enough to take on busy kitchens and entryways. With granite flooring, you get the luxury of a natural stone floor without sacrificing practicality. We can help you find a granite look that will go with nearly any interior design and palette.
Slate Flooring For Your Home
If you’re looking for a natural stone for your bathroom, or even in your shower, slate is a great option. Its porous nature means it can handle wet areas like a champ. The other side of that coin is that acidic spills can cause discoloration that would be permanent. Slate is commonly used to evoke a dark, moody look – which we love. It is also one of the more affordable natural stone options.
Travertine Flooring For Your Home
Another great option for high traffic areas is Travertine. Its non-slippery nature makes it great for kitchens, bathrooms, and showers. In fact, it is even durable enough for outdoor applications like pool areas and outdoor kitchens. Ancient Romans used it to build the Coliseum, and well… it’s still there so that is saying something! It offers a neutral palette that can compliment nearly any type of décor.
Limestone Flooring For Your Home
Possibly the most Texan a floor can be since limestone is quarried here. It will provide a lighter color palette though darker shades of brown and even gray can be sourced. It is available in a wide range of textures, so it can be nearly as smooth as marble, or quite rustic. One of limestone’s most interesting properties is that it is both mold and bacteria resistant! This makes it great for any area with a lot of moisture including outdoors.
If you’re ready to choose your new natural stone flooring we’re here for it! If you have questions we can help there, too. Schedule your free consultation today!