Stone Flooring Options
There aren’t many building materials that match the natural beauty of stone. With its durability and classic mature, stone flooring is a favorite today and has been for many years. Stone flooring can come in many different shapes, sizes, and colors. It also runs a wide range of prices from $2 a square foot all the way through $100 per square foot. There are a variety of natural stone options if you want to cover your floors with stone. Which is right for your home? Here are just a few of the natural stone flooring material options to consider so you can compare them to your needs and goals.
Marble is touted as classic and elegant and marble floors have been around since ancient times. You can recognize marble by its soft grain patterns and creamy colors that range from white and black to red and green. It is often polished to give off a high sheen that shows off its beauty. Polished marble can be slippery, but honed marble gives a texture that is a good alternative for areas that might get wet. Marble is a softer rock that could be scratched or stained, but professional sealing helps with that. The cost is anywhere from $5-50 per square foot.
Travertine is a softer stone flooring that can develop a soft, mellow patina. It comes in a wide range of shades, ranging from light cream to dark rust. When it is polished, it looks like marble but tumbled travertine has pits, holes, and rounded edges that give off an antique look. The porous floor reacts quickly to acids so spilled items like orange juice can stain quickly. Stone sealer also helps protect it. Travertine will cost anywhere from $3-20 per square foot.
Granite is most often used on countertops, but the rock that is formed under extreme pressure is a very nice, hard flooring material. It won’t scratch or stain and is found in many different colors throughout the country. You may be able to get granite flooring cheaper locally because it is expensive to ship. It will cost anywhere from $2-15 per square foot.
Limestone is somewhat related to travertine, but it is harder and stands up better to everyday use. The striking grain patterns can even be cut into long, narrow lines to resemble wood. The porous stone needs to be protected with a sealer as well, but the material can be placed in virtually any room and look lovely. Limestone costs anywhere from $5-20 per square foot.
Making The Decision
Impression is here to bring you the excellence you want for your home. We won’t pressure you one way or another, but if you want to talk about limestone or marble flooring, we’re the right company to call. We’ll go over the details and find the home features to fit your preferences and lifestyle. We take pride in our superior materials and we will devise the custom home flooring you’ve always dreamed of having.