Natural stone tiles are sourced from quarries, cut, and professionally finished. Frequently used natural stones include marbles, granites, limestone, and slate.
Granite is the most durable of natural stone, is scratch resistant and is usually preferred in high traffic areas such as kitchens or bathrooms. Marble is much more porous than granite while slate is very durable and recommended for kitchen surfaces or flooring.
Other natural stone alternatives include limestone, onyx, and sandstone. Limestone is prone to stains and scratches so it is not generally recommended for high traffic areas. Limestone is available in various natural shades ranging from warm browns to causal taupes. Travertine tile flooring is a type of limestone that is more porous and requires extra care for maintenance but is available in both light and dark shades for spaces requiring more unique color palettes. Is tile flooring right for you? Tile is a durable flooring option that stands up to wear in high-traffic areas. Choose the size of your tile based on your space. Opt for larger tiles in smaller spaces and smaller tiles in larger spaces. Tile flooring is very low maintenance and easy to care for.