Apr 29, 2014 | Carpet One Floor & Home
Natural stone floors are a beautiful accent to your home and come in a variety of textures and styles. Stone floors are perfect for kitchens, bathrooms and entryways but can also create a unique look in other areas of your home. Natural stone tiles can be used to create beautiful patterns on your floor. Tiles can be laid at an angle like the ones below to make a space feel more expansive. Natural stone is best if installed by a professional. Creating the perfect look can involve complicated patterns best left to the pros.
Because they are created by nature, stone tiles will vary from piece to piece, but this just adds to the beauty of the floor. Some natural stone tiles like the ones below may even have irregular edges. When you're choosing a stone floor, be sure to let your sales professional know how much variation you are willing to have. They will be able to steer you towards a product that you will be happy with. You'll also be glad to know that stone tile isn't all gray and brown. Natural stone can have shades of red, blue and beautiful rose as well.
Caring for stone floors is not difficult but because natural stone is porous, it is important to use cleaners that are specifically made for cleaning stone floors. Harsh chemicals could actually stain your floor. Regular sweeping or vacuuming will keep your floor free of debris that could damage or scratch it. Make sure to clean up spills promptly.