Many of us want to bring a piece of nature into our homes, and what better way than with a unique, durable and strong natural stone floor? With such a variety of different stone tiles on offer, there is a multitude of ways that you can use this material to complement the interior design that you’ve envisaged. As a natural product, not only will a stone floor have a unique pattern but it can also provide a rustic feel, if that’s the look you’re going for.
Some of the most popular types of stone used are marble, granite, limestone, slate and travertine (this last one is often mistaken for marble). Designers such as Ricchetti use the versatility of stone to create tiles for cool bathrooms, ultra-modern bedrooms and stylish studies.
The unmistakable gray of granite is an ideal choice if you’re heading for a monochrome finish. It has the added bonus that it can be flamed to make it slip-resistant – something that stones such as marble don’t offer. Look past the traditional dark gray and you can find tiles in soft red and medium green. These are ideal if you’re looking for a rustic look with a twist. Limestone offers a lighter array of colors for a warmer hue and can be sanded down for a polished look or machine-tumbled if you’re room has a more relaxed vibe.