Natural stones are synonymous with warmth, permanence and beauty. Marble and granite are two most popular natural stones used for flooring. Other natural stone tiles used in flooring are travertine, sandstone, slate, onyx and limestone. Using natural stones in your home can be one of the best investments you can make. Here are some benefits of using natural stones for the flooring in your house.
Availability and Variety
Natural stones are available in hundreds of designs and varieties. You can choose marbles and granites with varied colors and accents to go with your home interiors. You can think of a color and chances are you would find one to match your preference. Natural stones are also available easily and you can find a single color in a variety of shades; for instance you can find all shades of green from lighter hues, moss green to emerald flecked with black or gold.
Beauty and Luxury
Natural stones always look better than flooring tiles made of synthetic materials. Marble and granites exude luxury and opulence. You can make your home standout with the use of natural stone flooring.
Ease of Maintenance
Natural stone tiles are easy to clean and maintain. You can use vacuum cleaners or mops to gently clean the surface of dust and grime. A mild detergent is often enough to clean the natural stone surfaces. All you have to do is avoid harsh or ammonia-based cleaners and with just a little bit of care, your natural stone flooring can last you a lifetime.
For All Weathers
With natural stones like marble and granite you don’t need to worry about damage from sun, water or snow. So you can use them outside of your home also such as in your porch, walkway or pool area. They can be used for bathroom flooring also. During hot summer days, natural stones keep the area cooler and warmer during colder temperatures.
Natural stone tiles cost more than other flooring tiles. But this cost is only a one-time thing. Marble and granite last for a long time and hence you don’t need to spend money on replacing the flooring every few years. Even other natural stones last longer than synthetic materials. Use of natural stones also increases the value of your home. Not only natural stone flooring makes the house look luxurious but the durability factor of these stones can increase the asking price of any property.