Natural Stone Flooring Options

Natural stone flooring is both beautiful and timeless, offering a high-quality look to many areas in the home. And, in addition to its natural beauty, it offers great durability which is why it is often used where durability matters most: counter-tops, entrance ways, natural stone flooring, fireplace, and outdoor areas.

Today there are many types of natural stone flooring to choose from, here are the three we will take a look at.


Marble, Travertine, Limestone

The classic natural stone flooring material exuding elegance, luxury and style. The look of travertine and marble tile flooring is often imitated by ceramic and porcelain. A wide variety of colors available especially earth tones.

Marble, limestone and travertine flooring are all calcite-based stones and thus have similar properties regarding care and cleaning. Not as care-free as man-made tiles, but cleaning marble is relatively simple once you learn how.

Natural Stone Flooring Maintenance

Sealing may be necessary and etching can be an issue; however, most problems are simple to solve. Using the proper cleaning products is a must. So, a little more work and care, but no other tile will look as good in your home.


Marble, travertine and limestone can be used anywhere in your home for: kitchen tile design, bathroom floor tile, shower, patio, etc. Keep in mind that the kitchen is the most common area for etching, although natural flooring aren’t nearly as susceptible to etching as counter-tops.