The Most Practical Uses For Stone Tiles
Stone tiles are charmers wherever you put them – floors, walls, bathrooms… Whether you want your home to have that idyllic, rustic feel or that serene zen look – with stone tiles, you can never go wrong. If you’re planning to design or redesign your house and you’ve made the decision to go with stone tiles – splendid. Just to help you with your research about stone tiles, here are some of the most practical ways to use them.
Obviously – floors. But here are some quick tips. Granite would be best for floors because they are the most durable. Unofficially, granite is the next hardest “stone” next to diamonds. So, if you want a low-maintenance floor that’ll last a long time, you might want to consider using granite. They also come in different colors, hopefully that won’t be a problem.
For houses going for the zen and rustic look, stone tiles on walls will look gorgeous. But for walls, there’s a specific cut in mind – split face mosaic. For a brighter colored tile, you can go with cream quartz or oyster slate. Darker tiles, black quartz or black slate would be your pick. Pro: it will look gorgeous. Con: it’s a bit harder to clean because there are plenty of crevices, nevertheless, it’ll look really good.
For bathroom tiles, granite tiles and slate tiles would be the champion. Using granite tiles is advantageous–it’s durable, water and heat resistant and most especially, it looks good. Slate tiles on the other hand has a dark and textured surface making it also ideal for bathrooms. For some diversity, you can ask for different slate tile cuts. You can have the standard 300mm x 300mm as floors and probably the 600mm x 60mm on the walls. Oh, that’s another tip. You don’t have to go with uniform cuts. You can mix and match different cut sizes for more character and play in your bathroom.
Patio designs are important. This is the first area of entry, it’s the floor that greets your guests, so to speak. For outdoor uses, you should use tiles that are durable and less porous. Unfortunately, other than granite, all other stone tiles are porous in nature – especially marble (which is not recommended for outdoor use). However, you may choose to treat your tiles with “sealants”. This’ll make your tiles less porous and more resistant to stains – letting you utilize that consistent beauty in and out of your house.
If you want your house to have that authentic natural stone look, you can choose among the various stone tiles available in the market – granite, marble, limestone, slate, travertine and sandstone. Each have their own character, their own pros and cons. Among them, I’m sure there is that perfect tile that will make your house lovelier.