If you're looking for elegance and luxury in a product that's as hard as rocks, think about natural stone flooring
, one of the most sought-after products among homeowners, architects, designers, and builders. As in anything created by Mother Nature, every slab has different veining and colors that will give you a distinctive and one-of-a-kind floor, countertop, or fireplace surround. In short, you'll never see your stone in anyone else's home.
Natural stone flooring is ultra-durable and long-lasting, but each has a different porosity level, so speak to an expert about sealing to eliminate staining and make cleaning easier. While we carry many kinds of natural stone, we'd like to point out two, in particular, that are especially hot right now. These are slate and travertine tile.
They are popular because of both their aesthetics and functionality. Neutral, earthy colors like beige, brown, tan, gray, black, and blue, are classic and will likely never go out of style, but they are prevalent. These colors are timeless and versatile enough to work with any decor. Travertine has a color palette that ranges from beige to rust, while slate tiles are usually black, dark green, or gray (but can also be red, purple, blue, or gold). Both are ultra-durable and resistant to wear. Slate is also easy to repair because of its multi-toned color palette; fill in the chip or scratch with epoxy, and it will be well-hidden.