So Many Types Of Stone Flooring To Choose FromStone is a beautifully colored solid material that can come in just about any shape, color, size and denseness. As more consumers are increasingly turning to natural, long lasting substances, stone has quickly pulled ahead of the pack when it comes to other flooring choices. Stone offers many advantages over more conventional types of flooring. Stone flooring is incredibly resistant to wear. It can literally last hundreds of years, and it is also a fantastic natural insulator that will help greatly regulate the temperature of your home. You may be surprised to learn, when you visit your local SoCal flooring company, that there are actually many types of stone flooring available.

Granite is one of the most common types of stone flooring available. It is unusually hard and resistant to scratches, making it perfect for busy homes or homes near the beach. It is also easy to clean and care for and offers a subtle and quiet color variation among the granite stones. It is available in a matte or a shining finish.

Marble is one of the most well-known types of stone flooring, and it is soft and lustrous looking. Marble is usually a solid white with colored veins shot through. The veins are extra minerals within the marble and the colors can range from grey to pink to brown. However, marble is much easier to scratch and can be a bit more costly.

Limestone is often very affordable and has a softer undertone of colors that is perfect for an “earth tone” palate in your home.

Travertine is an interesting choice, and it is similar to marble in that it has the same consistency and veins of colors and although it looks much like limestone, it features many pockets and empty veins that can be filled or left open for a natural look.

Slate is a bit softer than other types of stone, but it can come in larger sheets and offers a more finished look than other types of stone. This type of flooring is exceptionally water resistant if sealed correctly, and is a great choice for bathrooms and kitchen areas. Slate can be found in many colors, and most of them have interesting striations of color shot through the almost pastel colors of slate.

These are just a few examples of the many types of stone flooring available on the market. Contact your local flooring installation companies to find your options for a long lasting stone floor.