Granite is a very hard crystalline volcanic rock that can withstand
much abuse and wear-and-tear. You can find Granite in a host of
natural designer colors, like warm browns, creams, gold, and grays
or cooler grays, greens, blues and black. Mother Nature made
Granite structurally versatile. It was traditionally used for counter
-tops, but it is becoming increasingly popular for floors and
Like all stones, granite should be sealed after installation to minimize
the risk of a stain occurring.
Marble is a natural, metamorphic stone. It typically has a high polished surface which projects a smooth, natural elegance.
As with most stones, natural color variations, usually a light to dark earth tone with veins of varying colors running through it, are part of its beauty.
It is a relatively soft stone and should not be used in applications where it will be in continuous contact with staining agents.
It is possible to stain marble so you want to make sure that you put a layer of sealant on the marble tile to keep stains from setting in.
If you drop something heavy or chip and tile in some other way it is relatively easy to repair it.
The sense of flowing colors and eons of weathering are what give
slate its charm. This is another natural stone with streaming textures
and colors ranging from a single color or shade to blends of blues,
grays, greens, gold and rusts.
Slate is available with a smooth surface or cleft that is a split look
with an irregular surface or tumbled with rounded edges.
Slates are composed of layers or rock, sometimes showing great
color variations from layer to layer.
Slate is a very porous stone that must be sealed for any interior application. The material has a natural textured surface which makes
it a very non-slip surface.
One of the natural stones, limestone presents a softer design appearance due to the unique, varied, and casual looking striations of this sedimentary, organic stone. It has similar properties to marble, but almost always comes in a honed finish.
Unlike polished marble, honed limestone has better resistance to etching and scratching. Limestone possesses a high resistance to freezing and thawing conditions.
Therefore, limestone can be used in just about any atmospheric condition without it being affected.
It is also exceedingly durable and easily maintained. Limestone should always be sealed after installation.
A pebble is a clast of rock with a particle size of 2 to 64 millimetres based on the Krumbein phi scale of sedimentology. Pebbles are generally considered larger than granules (2 to 4 millimetres diameter) and smaller than cobbles (64 to 256 millimetres diameter).
Travertine tile flooring is created from a natural stone that is part of the limestone family. When minerals dissolve in ground water and are later deposited on the surface travertine stone is formed.
This type of stone has been used for centuries in the homes and monuments of the rich and royal. Earthy, rich, and warm, this classic beauty can be used just about everywhere.
You will find this tile in a variety of earth tones, including ivory, beige, brown, brown-red, and even gold.
Today Travertine Tiles are widely available to anyone who would like to add a touch of elegance and natural beauty.