Stone Flooring in the Kitchen Part 2

Following our Stone Flooring for the Kitchen Blog Part 1, we are pleased to present Part 2.

In Part 1, we looked at slate, travertine, sandstone.  In this blog, we will look at Marble, Granit and Limestone.

Marble: Just all-natural stones, marble must be sealed before use and have this sealant reapplied regularly.  Marble, like travertine, is susceptible to staining, so we recommend cleaning up any spills immediately to avoid any potential damage.

Granite: A hard, heavy and unforgiving stone that must be laid on a perfectly even surface that is strong enough to hold its weight.  If there are any bumps or tiny valleys within the surface it is laid on it will crack very easily.

Limestone: Limestone comes in various colour choices and is ideal within high traffic areas, like kitchens.  A sealant must be used at installation and reapplied regularly.

Stone Flooring in the Kitchen Part 1

Natural stone tiles have been popular as kitchen flooring for centuries.  Stone tiles bring colour, natural texture and warmth to a room that other flooring options don’t. They are super durable, making them ideal for heavy traffic areas like the kitchen.

In this blog, we will look at Slate, Travertine and Sandstone.

Slate Tiles: These are usually duller and have an uneven look but are a perfect choice if you are looking for a non-slip surface.  They come in various colours and patterns, meaning you can choose from a rustic or modern look.  Slate is also more stain-resistant than other times and is highly durable. 

Travertine: Travertine has natural holes within it, created during its formation.  To protect the stone, you need to have it sealed before grouting and again after its installation.  If not treated, it will absorb water and stain.

Sandstone: Sandstone is a relatively soft stone that will scratch and dent over time from pet’s claws, high heeled shoes or things being dropped onto it by accident.  If you have your sandstone polished, it can be highly slippery.