The Classic Beauty of Natural Stones

atural stone flooring in a homeIf you’re looking for a beautiful and elegant flooring option, look no further. Natural stone is one of the most attractive materials you can use on your floor, and it comes in different varieties, colors, and textures, too.

It doesn’t matter if you plan to install natural stone flooring in your bedroom, living room, kitchen, or bathroom. As long as you choose a stone type that perfectly complements the architectural style of your home, you can expect your house to exude sophistication and luxury of a totally different level.

Natural stone tiles are not only beautiful and durable, they are also a practical portion for many people. Although some would argue that natural stones are expensive, they can also prove to be a great investment because natural stones can last for many years. They can even outlive many generations! Additionally, natural stone is very easy to warm using modern heating equipment, and because they have the ability to retain heat, they’re really great for indoor environments, especially during the winter season.

The most common natural stone products include granite, marble, limestone, slate, sandstone, and travertine. In this article, we present a summary of each of these stone’s best qualities to help you decide which one is the right one for your home. 

  • Granite – Granite is one of the most popular natural stones. An igneous rock known for its durability and density, granite is also prized for its exquisite beauty and its resistance to acidic substances. It is made up mostly of feldspar and quartz, which are more resistant to substances like acid rain, making granite a preferred natural stone over marble for vulnerable environments.
  • Marble – Marble is one of the most popular building and decorative materials which has been used for centuries. A metamorphic rock that comes from limestone, marble is prized for its softness, making it ideal for the building and shaping of sculptures and architectural accents. Marble makes for beautiful and elegant floors, but you have to be very careful not to clean it with acidic cleaning products to which it is sensitive.
  • Limestone – Composed mainly of calcite and aragonite, this sedimentary stone was used in ancient structures like the Pyramids of Giza and the Great Sphinx of Giza in Egypt. Its attractive, earthen color can range from gray and beige to brown and gold.
  • Slate – Slate is a metamorphic rock that comes in a variety of colors, including brown, cyan, rust, purple, and green. It is used in a variety of applications. In construction, it can be made into slate roofing, and it can also be used in internal and external flooring. Its unique foliated texture can lend a rustic feel to your property.
  • Sandstone – Sandstone has been used for hundreds of years to make decorative fountains, statues, and building elements. This sedimentary rock is made up of mostly sand-sized particles of feldspar and quartz. Sandstone is available in different colors, including yellow, pink, brown, red, and even black.
  • Travertine – Travertine is a form of limestone that has a similar appearance to marble. It comes in various colors like tan, cream, and white, and is a very popular building material. The Romans used the stone in constructing many of their ancient structures. Travertine can also be found today in famous buildings like the Willis Tower (also known as the Sears Tower in Chicago).

The beauty, durability, and practicality of natural stone flooring cannot be ignored. If you want to know more about how natural stone flooring can make your property more beautiful, please call Fine Floors by Ed White at 888-802-6371.

Fine Floors by Ed White serves customers in North Richland Hills, Texas, and other communities in the Dallas-Fort Worth Metroplex.