No one can deny the timeless elegance of stone; it is a material whose characteristics have been valued by the human race since the beginning of time. Stone flooring is therefore resistant and available in many shapes, sizes, and textures, which is why it can be used in all areas of the house, both indoors and outdoors. Their ability to withstand moisture stands out above all.
Besides being used as a decorative complement, stone floors also have a series of characteristics and advantages that make them an excellent option when choosing the materials to be used.
Stone floors are so versatile that they can be used in many of the main areas of a house, although it is true that it is more common to find them in outdoor areas such as gardens, terraces, and corridors, however, depending on the type of stone used and the technique used by the stone flooring installers it is possible to have a beautiful stone floor in indoor areas such as the living room, kitchen, and bathroom.
You have to consider the hardness and porosity of natural stones; for example, less porous floors are more resistant to stains. You can also find stone floors in both light and dark tones and for all budgets. Here’s a look at the stone flooring that stone flooring installers are most often asked to install:
Granite isn’t just used for kitchen countertops. Granite floors come in many shades with matte or glossy finishes and are ideally used in kitchens, bathrooms, and hallways. They are highly durable and can be combined with other types of stone to create a designer space.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone composed of calcium carbonate. It is less durable than granite but equally durable and can be laid with different cuts depending on your desires and design ideas. It can be adapted to interior design styles because it comes in many patterns, textures and colors.
Slate is a material containing quartz and calcite; it is fire and water-resistant and therefore perfect for bathrooms, kitchens, swimming pools, and access ramps. It requires very little maintenance and relieves some of the stress in a busy home or one full of children, pets, and visitors. The only thing to keep in mind is that slate can be very cold during the winter.
Laying a stone floor has several advantages, and among the main ones we can find the following:
Beauty. There is no doubt that if you have a stone floor, you can be sure that all those who see it will be impressed thanks to the fact that this type of flooring always looks elegant and majestic.
Durability. Floors made of stone are usually very durable and highly recommended to be placed in heavy use areas.
Cleanliness. The stone is characterized by being fresh and bright; it will fill with purity and a feeling of maximum cleanliness all the space around it.
Quick installation. It is unnecessary to hire expensive services to have a stone floor that looks beautiful because you can even place it yourself, depending on the type of stone and the area where it will be installed.
Low maintenance cost. This type of flooring does not require specific and expensive products to keep it in good condition, and it is enough to apply some sealant to prevent moisture from accumulating and fill the joints when required.
Environmentally friendly. This type of material does not require processes that harm the environment during its production and keeps you in permanent contact with nature.