Here is a guide to different types of stone flooring. This should help you I deciding which material you’d like to use for your home or project.
Limestone is a sedimentary rock which is mainly formed from calcium carbonate. Limestone varies greatly in appearance and density from subtle traditional stones such as Portland to more dramatic and fossil-rich international stones.
Marble Stone Flooring
Marble is a metamorphic rock which contains high amounts of crystal and quartz. It has commonly been used for sculpture and building. It creates a more contemporary look than limestone because of its clean tones and reflective surface.
Slate colours range from coal black and mid grey to deep green with a magnitude of finishing details.
Porcelain flooring is created to replicate the beauty of natural stone but hold the strength and durability of porcelain.
Terracotta floor tiles
Terracotta is ‘baked clay’. It transforms basic elements into rich and warm flooring.
Travertine Stone flooring
Travertine is a natural stone which is similar to marble. It has holes in it after being quarries which are later filled in to give a soft attractive surface. It is a particularly attractive stone for using in bathrooms and can also be used as bath panels and vanity tops.
Decorative tiles can come in many different materials and can be used to create stylish effects.
Terrazzo was pioneered by Venetians to create colourful and practical tiles. It is made from chips of marble or granite and set in concrete. The tiles are then polished to give a smooth surface.