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The Right Material for the Right Room

If you’re planning to take on a new flooring project in your home you’ve likely been looking at all the amazing options that natural stone has to offer.

When it comes to home flooring, choosing the right material for the right room can seem daunting. With so many options to choose from, all with their own unique pros and cons, your choices can get overwhelming.

If you need help narrowing down which natural stone floor is the right material for the right room, look no further. Here is everything you need to know about decorating with natural stone flooring.

Natural Stone Kitchen Flooring

Your kitchen is likely one of the most high-traffic areas in your home. Spills, heat, and splatter from the oven and plenty of movement at you kitchen table make durable floors a must. Marble floors give your kitchen a stunning appearance, but they will be a lot of work to maintain in such a busy room.

You may choose to opt for more durable flooring such as granite or the popular choice of limestone flooring. These materials may still be porous and require sealing before use.

Bathroom Flooring Options

Natural stone gives any room an automatic air of luxury. You may think that natural stone is too porous to be used, but the truth is any natural stone can be installed in a restroom or shower so long as it is sealed and properly maintained. One of the best natural stone for a bathroom floor is granite. While no natural stone is entirely waterproof, granite is a dense stone that is less susceptible to absorbing water. It is also easy to clean, which is a bonus for bathroom maintenance.

Remember that acidity from bathroom accidents and water splashes from the sink and shower mean that your granite floors should be cleaned regularly and sealed for protection.

Right Materials for Your Basement Floor

So long as they are sealed, natural stone is perfect for your basement floor since it is attractive, hard, and durable. Granite is a great choice for a basement floor since it reflects light and makes your room look brighter and can withstand heavy traffic. Granite is also easy to clean. Sealed marble is also beautiful in a basement, giving it an expansive and luxurious feel.

 

Remember that with any natural stone that is frequently exposed to moisture, you will need to provide regular maintenance. This means wiping up any spills, not using acidic products on the stone, and having it sealed regularly to ensure luster and shine stay brilliant.

 

Outdoor Natural Stone Flooring

Travertine is a great choice for outdoor natural stone flooring. This stone has the beautiful appearance of marble without as much work. Travertine tiles and pavers are often found by outdoor pools since, when unpolished, have a high friction grip. This is perfect to prevent slipping.

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