WHY DESIGN WITH NATURAL STONE?
Natural stone is strong and stable. It exudes a rich, organic, beautiful surface and has a confident, timeless presence in any room. Walk across a natural stone floor and tread on the same material quarried and constructed by ancient people of nobility and notoriety.
From ancient monuments like the pyramids in Egypt and the majestic Greek and Roman temples to the great civilizations of India and China, natural stone has been an important part of architecture throughout history. It’s the world’s oldest building material. Imagine its beauty and elegance in your new home.
Recent advances in the stone industry’s equipment technology have greatly impacted the process of extracting stone from the quarry and installing it in a home. Modern tools can accomplish this with such speed and efficiency now that natural stone is accessible to all and is beloved for its durability, personality, and aesthetics.
While it is typically more expensive than ceramic tile, natural stone will always increase your home’s resale value.
Today there is a large selection of natural stone from which to choose. We invite you to discover the many wonderful facets of natural stone and see if it is the right flooring for you.
NATURAL STONE IS THE WORLD’S OLDEST FLOORING.
The production of natural stone is part art and part science. It is the convergence of transition and technology. It is a combination of the inspirational and the industrial.
For millions of years, a combination of heat and pressure created blocks of natural stone, including granite, marble, travertine, limestone, and slate. As the Earth’s crust began to grow and erode, it pushed minerals up from its core, forming massive rock deposits, which we refer to as quarries.
Quarries are found in many counties throughout the world. People who have been quarrying stone for generations, work with precision and passion, with expert selection skills, and a devotion to their craft that is second to none.
NATURAL STONE STYLES
No Two Natural Stone Floors Are The Same.
Each floor will exhibit its own unique coloring, veining, and natural characteristics. Each has a style all its own, a one-of-a-kind personality. A wide variety of sizes and styles are available in natural stone floor tiles, making it a versatile option for any project or design.
There are two types of edges for natural stone floor tile: a polished bull nose edge that has a rounded or curved appearance, or a polished straight 90-degree edge that gives a more modern and cleaner look to your space.
Natural Stone Can Be Grouped Into Three Classes.
Igneous rock: This is formed when molten rock cools and hardens.
Sedimentary rock: This is formed from biological deposits that have undergone consolidation and crystallization.
Metamorphic rock: This is created when other kinds of rock are changed by great heat and pressure inside the earth. Now, let’s take an even closer look at some of the most popular natural stone types available today.