One of the most popular stones is granite, which is known for being affordable and durable in addition to available in a number of bold colors and textures. For homeowners with elegant decorating tastes, marble offers beautifully contrasting colors with high-end shine.
Pricier than granite, marble is also less durable and known to crack rather easily. However, for parts of the home that do not receive much wear-and-tear, marble may be the perfect choice.
Travertine, a member of the limestone family, is not quite as bold in appearance, preferring instead to subscribe to the ideal that less is more. For homeowners who prefer a subtle, natural look, travertine offers a nice, neutral alternative. Two stones that match nicely together are slate and granite — for example, a granite countertop fits attractively with a slate wall tile, which is known accenting a variety of styles. For a softer texture, sandstone is a popular choice, although be forewarned that it can easily stain.
Engineered / Man-made Natural Stone Flooring
Another option is choosing an engineered, man-made stone that combines quartz and resin to give the look of a natural stone for less of an investment. Ultimately, engineered stone does not portray the same grains as natural stone, but for many it can be a cheaper, stronger alternative to the real thing. After determining type, color and style, one can begin laying the foundation for an aesthetically-pleasing natural stone floor.
For a free estimate on having natural stone floors installed in your Monroe County, MI home or office, please call (734) 243-3502 today to speak with the pros at Finishers Unlimited.
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