Natural stone flooring has a lot to offer. It has classic appeal, is long-lasting, easy to clean and maintain, and works well with underfloor heating.

 

With so many different materials and styles to pick from, the only real issue with stone flooring is deciding which sort of stone to use. Our article will give you the lowdown on the many types of stones that work best as flooring, as well as their prices and any benefits and cons you should be aware of.

 

Stone Flooring Options

 

There are numerous varieties of stone flooring available. A lot of things should influence your decision, including:

 

  • Your budget

 

  • What the room will be utilized for and how much foot activity the floor will be subjected to

 

  • You wish to achieve a certain interior design style.

 

  • The extent to which you are willing to perform upkeep

 

 

Is it possible to use stone flooring outside as well?

 

Many natural stone flooring varieties are suited for use both indoors and outside, making them ideal for creating a seamless transition from inside to out.
Limestone, sandstone, slate, granite, and even marble are examples. The most important thing to look for is that the tiles you buy are labeled as suited for outdoor usage and are the right thickness for the job.

 

 

Travertine house: hallway, stairs and living room

Travertine house: hallway, stairs, and living room.

 

 

Travertine Stone

 

Travertine stone is a type of limestone that is formed by mineral springs. It’s produced in a honeycomb pattern, and the pits and gaps are visible when it’s fashioned into tiles, giving it a more rustic appearance than limestone.

 

Travertine is available in a variety of colors, including delicate creams and warmer honey tones.

 

 

Modern empty space with limestone floor and dining table, minimalist architecture interior design

Modern empty space with limestone floor and dining table, minimalist architecture interior design

 

 

Limestone

 

Limestone is a calcium carbonate and organic matter-rich sedimentary rock.

 

Limestone flooring is available in a variety of colors, ranging from near white to honey, grey, and even darker browns. Surface finishes range from finely-grained to smooth, as well as coarser, open-textured variations. Limestone has a marble-like appearance when polished.