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.