Stone Flooring, Yea or Nay?

Stone flooring is an elegant and timeless option that has its own natural beauty and variation. Stone flooring is quite durable and relatively easy to maintain. When considering if it is right for you, consider this:

Pros
• Stone can tolerate heavy foot traffic
• Stone is pretty easy to clean and is not an allergen or dust trap
• Stone adds value to your home, whilst giving it a one-of-a-kind feel as each stone is unique

Cons
• Some types of stone will need to be sealed with a sealing agent and regular treatments to prevent damage from liquids
• Stone can be more costly than other options
• Some stones are more brittle and more easily chipped
• Natural deviations of the stones could produce the risk of running out of matching pieces before job completion
• Some polished stones are easily scratched

The most commonly used types of stone are marble, granite, slate, travertine and engineered stone.