Updated: Picking the right natural stone flooring option

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A home’s flooring sets the tone for the entire house. When it comes to designing or renovating a home, it is essential to find the best flooring. The floors should compliment not only the design of the space but also a homeowner's lifestyle.

Every family needs a different type of flooring. For busy families, they might want durable flooring that can withstand heavy foot traffic. While other families might be looking for a low maintenance flooring option. 

One flooring option that many homeowners tend to forget about is natural stone flooring. This type of flooring is built to last time, messes and even water spills. Stone flooring options come in multiple styles, texture and colors that can complement any design. 

To help you find the best stone flooring, take a look at this list of stone flooring options to use on your client’s next project. 

Marble flooring

Marble radiates elegance. It has been a popular and timeless option for general contractors and interior designers. Being extremely dense, the durability of marble is one of the best. When sealed regularly, it can be used in any space, including bathrooms. 

If you select it, understand maintenance prohibits the use of acidic cleaners. Regular cleaning by keeping the floor clear of grit and dirt will cut down on smaller blemishes. The cost of marble can stretch into the thousands of dollars.

Porcelain flooring 

Porcelain tiles are a flooring material manufactured by clay at high temperatures. These kinds of flooring are best known for their longevity since they are made with clay heated in a kiln. 

Porcelain tiles generally have an impervious surface and are available in a variety of colors and designs. The lowered cost of tiles makes it a budget-friendly option, including maintenance and cleaning.

Granite flooring

Granite is typically associated with kitchen countertops and backsplashes because of its hardness and anti-staining properties. It is also a durable and attractive flooring option. It is durable enough to withstand the heavy foot traffic of any kitchen or living space. 

This stone is low maintenance and can withstand scratches. It is advised that you seal the floors regularly to avoid stains and cracking from occurring. It is available in a range of warm to cool colors. 

Quartz flooring

Quartz flooring is an all-natural flooring solution composed of a combination of quartz sand and calcium carbonate. It ranks high on the toughness scale with seven out of 10 when compared against other options. Its permanency, attractive multi-colored designs and long-lasting surface are just some benefits of choosing quartz flooring.

Stone flooring

Stone is a natural material available in a wide variety of shades and colors depending on the quarry from where it was mined. Unlike tile flooring, stone can be polished which makes it look bright and shiny. This can also be done by mixing different color stones.

Are you looking for stone flooring options?

Whether you are looking for porcelain or granite floors, let us help. At Firenze International, we have a wide range of natural stone flooring and countertops. Contact us to see our inventory!

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