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5 OF THE BEST TYPES OF STONE FLOORING

5 OF THE BEST TYPES OF STONE FLOORING

Because of their durability and strength natural stones are a noble and elegant choice for any home. The best types of stone flooring can suit all homes, adding value and a sophisticated finish to your space.

 Different types of stone flooring will work in most rooms, whether you have a contemporary or modern home. From the palest marble to the darkest slate the design possibilities of stone flooring are incredibly wide and very durable.

 

Stone floors are widely considered to add value to a property, but choose wisely as once laid you won’t want to change them for years.

1. Granite

Granite is available in a wide variety of colors and finishes. Colors range from blue and purple shades through to grey and olive green, and they often include rusty red markings. It has proven to be a flexible choice as it can be adapted to most home aesthetics. It is incredibly durable so it will work great in high traffic areas like a hallway or a kitchen.

 Photo: apartment Therapy 

2. Slate

Slate is a more affordable choice within the spectrum of natural stone floorings. It works great in wet areas like bathrooms and the kitchen, you just have to be mindful of any acidic spills. It is available in a wide variety of finishes giving a unique look to your home.

 Photo by: flooring superstore UK

3. Marble

Marble floors always add value and sophistication to your space. Similar to granite it can be found in a wide range of shades, from various greys through to green and black.

Marble floors are always a better choice in area of low foot traffic like bathrooms or even a kitchen if you don’t use it too much.

 Photo: Surrey Showroom 

4. Limestone

Limestone is an amazing choice for a rustic type of look. Occurring in many tones, from nearly white to the more common warm honey, as well as rarer greys and dark browns. Textures range from even-grained stones to smoother types resembling to marble. It is resistant to mold and bacteria so it works really well as a bathroom option or for an outdoor project.

 Photo: Surrey Showroom

5. Travertine

Travertine is an elegant, and character-filled material. When installed correctly, travertine is one of the most durable stones for bathrooms and showers. It is an excellent choice for outdoor areas or around swimming pools as it is both durable and slip resistant.

Photo by: Klinker Stone

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