The Pros and Cons of Stone Tile Flooring

stone-flooring-stoneworksNatural stone tile flooring offers a versatile and beautiful look that never goes out of style. Stone tiles are quickly increasing in popularity due to their many benefits. Of course, there are two sides to every story, so read on as we break down the pros and cons of installing natural stone tile flooring in your home!

The Pros

It’s Durable
Stone flooring, if properly maintained, will last you for many years. Stone floor tiles are scratch resistant, and offer easy clean up of spills. Soap and water are usually all it takes to clean up any mess! It’s a reliable choice for areas that see a lot of dirt or traffic.

It Comes in a Variety of Designs
Natural stone floors are elegant and timeless. No matter what your home design or décor is, you will be able to find a stone that matches it beautifully thanks to the wide array of colors and patterns available.

It Can Increase the Value of your Home
Adding natural stone flooring is a great way to increase the value of your home. From a home buyer’s perspective, they will appreciate the durability and elegance that is associated with natural stone.

The Cons

It Does Require Regular Maintenance
Natural stone does require regular cleaning and re-sealing in order to maintain it’s shine and durability. The good news is that cleaning usually only requires a little bit of soap and water! Chat with your flooring provider about how often you should be re-sealing your floor and grout, as every stone is a little bit different!

You Can’t Guarantee Uniformity
This can be seen as a pro or a con depending on what you are looking for. Because natural stone tiles are, well… natural… there will never be two tiles that look exactly alike. While changes are generally minor (we’re not going to sell you two different colored tiles), you should expect to see some natural imperfections.

It’s Heavy!
It’s no surprise that stone is heavy. Because of the extra weight, it is sometimes necessary to reinforce your current subfloor. Obviously this will increase the time and cost of your project, so chat with your flooring provider to determine if you need to take this step!

Want to Learn More?

If you are considering installing stone tile flooring in your home, contact the experts at Stoneworks Granite & Quartz. Our team will make sure you get the floor of your dreams!