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If you are looking to enhance the curb appeal of your home or would like to refresh the appearance of the interior of your house, you should consider installing natural stone flooring. Not only is this type of flooring highly functional and durable, but it is also quite attractive and can be used in different areas of your home. To make the most of natural stone flooring, you should first know what different types of natural stone you could get from your local stone mason. Here are some of the various options of natural stone flooring that you could consider for your home.
This type of stone flooring is ideal for the outdoors. You could use it as paving for your driveway, patio or deck. Alternatively, you could use the flagstone to create walkways on your premises if you would prefer to keep people from walking on your grass. Flagstone flooring is characterized by its multiple layers. This is because it is constitutes sedimentary rock that develops bedding planes over time. If you are looking to add some rustic charm to the interior of your home, this type of natural stone would be a good option to consider.
If you are looking to pave high traffic areas in and around your home, you should consider granite stone flooring. This is one of the hardest materials available which makes it not only highly resistant to scratches but it can also endure high impact without cracking or disintegrating. This characteristic also makes it a popular option for benchtops as well as kitchen splashbacks as you can be assured the granite will not succumb to premature wear and tear. Since granite is water resistant, you do not have to worry about the extra cost of sealing this flooring in an attempt to protect it from water damage.
One of the softer options when it comes to natural stone flooring is limestone. This type of stone constitutes materials such as shells and corals, thus is typically quarried by the sea. Being a soft stone, limestone is not ideal for walkways or high traffic areas. However, its pastel colours make it a great addition to your home if you are looking to enhance the aesthetics of the residence. Limestone flooring is ideal for areas that you would typically walk barefoot such as the bathroom, as it feels comfortable underfoot. Alternatively, you could using limestone in tandem with a different type of stone so that the limestone tiles act as an accent to the overall flooring.