Stone is always popular, especially in the kitchen and bath, but currently, the most in-demand ones are marble, limestone, and slate. Natural stone floors give endless design options with a broad range of color and veining variations that are so unique you'll never see the same thing in anyone else's home. It adds architectural interest and almost instantly increases property values; stone is also durable and easy to clean. Be sure to ask about sealing, an inexpensive surface coating that will protect and harden. Feel free to come into our showroom when you are shopping for stone flooring in Amarillo, TX. We'll be happy to address your concerns.
Marble, limestone, and slate
Marble is classic and elegant with a soft, smooth surface and an almost sugary appearance. While white is the traditional color, it does come in other hues. Minerals and crystallizations give it blue, gray, pink, yellow, or black veining variations. A popular look uses glass tiles on the wall with marble stone flooring to give your bath the atmosphere of a high-end spa.
Limestone is sometimes referred to as "limestone marble" because it looks like marble but is less expensive than most stones. Limestone adds a level of classic looks and sophistication to your home with its muted and traditional color palette, distinctive patterning, and unusual patina. This hard rock is also mold and mildew resistant.
Slate usually appears in various gray shades but can also be green, red, black, purple, and brown. The color is ultimately determined by the amount and type of iron and organic material present in the rock. This gives a high-end look, but it's the durability that sets it apart: One of the strongest stones, slate, is inherently resistant to cracks, scratches, breaks, and chips.
Other benefits of stone flooring
- Durability. It can withstand spills, high traffic, wear, and tear, making it ideal for kitchens, hallways, and bathrooms, and is naturally moisture and stain-resistant. If the stone is scratched, it can just be polished. Some stones can be more porous than others, so be sure to ask about sealing.
- Easy cleanability. Stone requires very little upkeep. Spills can be wiped or vacuumed easily. Pollutants sit at the top, just waiting to be wiped off, so it's great for allergy sufferers.
Visit the Gowdy Flooring showroom for some knowledge, inspiration, and a free quote. Our showroom is in Amarillo, TX, and we work with homeowners in Amarillo, Canyon, Dumas, Borger, and Hereford. We'll help you pick the perfect stone for your home.