Few things beautify your floor like natural stone. The hues, the styles, and the textures all make for something that other flooring types just don’t quite match. But as with anything, it’s best to know the facts to recognize if it’s a good choice for you. Here are some pros and cons to natural stone tile flooring.
Natural stone tiles are first and foremost, beautiful. The colours, shapes, and textures give your home an ambiance that other materials just can’t. They go with just about any style of decor, and are eco-friendly, meaning that homeowners who are concerned about our environment have a beautiful option for their homes.
Due to its texture, natural stone tiles are also not slippery like ceramic, making it safe for you and your family, and they don’t retain warmth and cold like ceramic does keeping your feet comfortable all year round.
The downside of natural stone for tile flooring is that it’s expensive. Another is that some types of natural stone can be brittle, meaning that wear and tear can cause chips and cracks. This can lead to having to replace pieces, which is still pricey. Another disadvantage is that many natural stones are porous, which means spills can stain the stone unless you treat the stone on a regular basis with a sealing agent.
At the end of the day, speaking with your contractor about the different styles of stone is going to be your best bet. They know the pros and cons of specific types of stone and can guide to the best option for your lifestyle.