Why natural stone flooring may be suitable for your home

Anytime you bring the outdoors in, you’ll automatically increase your property values, and stone has been used for centuries, dating back to 5000 years ago in Egypt. At that time, it was often seen as a symbol of wealth and status. Stone, especially marble, was often used to construct royal palaces. Today, natural stone flooring adds architectural and design interest to homes because of its unique veining variations, colors, and broad range of textures and comes with countless functional capabilities.

Benefits of natural stone flooring

Natural stone flooring is durable and withstands the highest foot traffic, making it an excellent choice for the kitchen or hallway. It's also moisture and stain-resistant and easy to clean. Spills wipe up and, since it doesn't hold on to allergens, they're easy to see and sweep or vacuum away.

Stone is also earth-friendly, which means no toxins or chemicals exacerbate asthma, allergies, or other respiratory problems. It also controls temperature by keeping a room cool. Although North Carolina gets a little chilly in winter, that's easily solved by using area rugs or any heated stone flooring options available.

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Stone options for your home

Granite is often seen in the bathrooms of 5-star hotels. At the same time, quartz is a popular choice for counters, mainly because it can be engineered to become completely non-porous, making it ultra-hygienic and easy to clean. Limestone, with its neutral, earthy color palette, is ideal, especially for rustic decor. Textured stone is big right now, and slate has little waves and natural foliation. You might have seen terrazzo if you've ever been to an Italian pizzeria.

Marble is known for its upscale, elegant appearance. Marble comes with distinctive ceilings, and every slab is unique, which means you'll never see your marble flooring in another home. When in tile form, the pieces can be cut to create a mosaic installation. It's also effortlessly polished, can accommodate radiant heating systems, and is somewhat porous, so ask about regular cleaning to make it scratch-free and easier to clean.

Travertine tiles have a classic beauty, and this stone is available in four styles. It can be brushed for a matte finish or honed, with a balanced combination of matte and gloss, resulting in a subtle, shiny look. A polished finish makes the stone shiny and contemporary looking. Tumbled, where the stones are tumbled in a drum, gives it an aged and antique look.

Visit our natural stone flooring store

Is natural stone flooring for you? Come into the LITTLE Wood Flooring & Cabinetry showroom in Cornelius, NC to explore our selection from well-known brands like Daltile, American Olean, Interceramic, and Marazzi. We work with homeowners and businesses in Cornelius, NC, Lake Norman, NC, Charlotte, NC, Mooresville, NC, Davidson, NC, Denver, NC, && Concord, NC. You’ll be glad you came in and will walk out with a free quote.