Tile is a popular flooring choice due to its many style choices, water resistance, and durability. In the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown areas, homeowners love natural stone tiles because they add a unique look to their home. Natural stone works great as flooring, a backsplash, or even a countertop. If you’re considering installing natural stone, read below for an overview of the 3 most popular options from the experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights!
Marble is smooth, glossy, and durable. It is known for its veining and splashes that give it an elegant and unique look. Marble is seen more often on countertops or in bathrooms. It is a soft stone, so it is more prone to damage and scratches than other natural stones. We’ll help combat this by finishing the tile with a high-quality sealant.
Granite is one of the hardest rocks on the planet and is also very water resistant. This is why granite is most often seen as a kitchen counter. Granite is the most durable and water resistant of the three stones and is available in different finishes. Natural colors range from creamy beiges to grays, reds, and purples. Due to the density, granite can crack very easily during installation. Thankfully, your tile experts at Floor Coverings International Houston Heights are trained and ready to install your new granite tile!
Ancient Romans used travertine to build temples, baths, amphitheaters, and more. The Roman Coliseum is made out of it! Today it is a popular material seen in many homes due to its naturally warm and rustic appearance. Travertine is available in colors ranging from sandy browns to rusty reds. This is also one of the softer natural stones, so like marble, it will need to be sealed to hold up better to scratches and stains.
Let us go over your many different natural stone options during a free in-home design consultation! We bring the samples right to your door. We proudly serve the greater Greater Heights, Montrose, Upper Kirby, Museum District, and Downtown areas and look forward to working with you!