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Choosing the Right Stone Flooring

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limestoneSo you’ve decided to go with a stone flooring option, but you’re not sure which type of stone you’ll need.  It is important to consider the color, pattern, and porosity when making your decision.  Different stone types will work better for different rooms.

Granite 

One of the most popular types of stone flooring, granite is known for its density and scratch resistance.  There is a vast array of different types of granite available and it can be flamed for a slip-resistant quality.  Granite is commonly found in kitchens and bathrooms.

Limestone 

Limestone has a more natural, earthy appearance and varies little in hue from tile to tile.  Similar to granite, it can be found in a variety of colors and can offer a more refined look if sanded down.  It is very porous, so if used in an area where spills happen frequently you may require a sealant for protection.

Marble 

Marble is another porous stone that offers a more ornate look.  The downside is that it scratches easier than other types of stone flooring.  Its traditional and elegant appearance makes it great for living rooms and halls.

Slate 

Slate has a more natural look to it and comes in a wide variety of colors.  It is actually composed of slate, quartz, and shale and is available in various shapes.  It can be found in halls, breakfast nooks, and kitchens.

Tavertine 

This flooring looks like marble, but is actually a crystallized form of limestone.  It is somewhat soft and porous and has a textured surface.  Owners can choose to have the texture of this stone filled for a sleeker look or maintain its natural appearance.  Tavertine finds use in kitchens and dining rooms.

Choosing the right type and color of flooring can be a challenging decision.  This crucial choice can be the difference between a gorgeous room or a room that just isn’t quite right.  Fortunately, the experts at Genesis Flooring America can help you make this decision and install it for you.  Contact us today for more information on stone flooring.


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