Know Your Options: Types of Stone Flooring Tiles

Richly Colored Decorative Stone Floor or Wall Tiles.Walking into a tile store can be a bit overwhelming at times. With so many options and price points, it can be a struggle to know what’s best for your floor! Any type of stone tile is a great option for flooring because it is extremely durable and will add re-sell value to any home. Read on as Stoneworks Granite & Quartz dives into the different types of stone tile flooring that are on the market today.

Slate

Slate is a metamorphic rock, which means that it is the result of a transformation of a pre-existing rock. It was a rich, warm color palette that includes copper, navy, sage, tan and black to name a few. Thanks to this tile’s density, it’s extremely durable – making it a great choice for high traffic areas both indoors and outdoors.

Travertine

Travertine is a type of limestone that exists in white, tan and cream-colored varieties. It is a sedimentary stone, which, if you’ll recall that geology course you took, refers to stones that are formed by deposits of minerals and other materials like sediment. Upon formation, those minerals and sediment are mixed around, giving each chunk of Travertine a unique pattern. Travertine is best used in light to medium traffic areas, as it is a softer stone.

Marble

Marble is another metamorphic rock that is composed of recrystallized carbonate minerals. Due to the variety of minerals, it comes in almost any color you can think of – making it a great option if you’re looking for a specific color or tone. Because marble is a more porous stone, if you choose to use it as flooring for your kitchen or bathroom, it’s important that you maintain it properly to prevent stains or other damage.

Onyx

Onyx is a beautiful stone that is known for its transparent quality. Its smooth texture offers an elegant, modern look to any room. You can find onyx in a variety of earthy tones, from cream all the way to black. Being a softer stone, it’s best suited for indoor floors that see medium to light traffic.

Granite

Granite is an igneous rock, which means it was created as a result of lava or magma cooling and solidifying. It is a very dense stone, and is known for its speckled nature and unique veining. It comes in a variety of colors and once polished, is completely scratch proof. Granite is an excellent choice for flooring in kitchens or other high traffic areas.

If you’re considering installing a tile floor, contact the team at Stoneworks Granite & Quartz. Our highly trained staff can help you to design and create your dream floor!

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