Is Natural Stone Flooring the Best Option for Amarillo TX Homes?

At Gowdy Flooring, we are often asked,” What is the best type of flooring for homes and businesses in the Amarillo area?”  The answer, of course, varies. For some homes, hardwood or carpeting are the best options. For other homes, natural stone flooring or ceramic tile may be a better choice. In general, however, we believe that natural stone flooring is often the best choice when certain conditions are present, or certain décor elements are desired by the customer.
For instance, if one wanted a flooring system that will last for decades, if not longer, natural stone flooring would have to be on that list. These flooring systems have been used for thousands of years, and many of the most ancient floors in the world that are still in use are made of natural stone. Long-life is certainly one of the benefits of stone flooring.
Uniqueness is another benefit. It can safely be said that no two natural stone flooring systems are the same. Today, consumers have a wide variety of natural stone options to choose from, and if one wants a truly unique, one-of-a-kind floor, natural stone will certainly provide that. It should also be noted that today, consumers can get natural stone flooring in a wide array of colors and patterns. From light to dark tones, just about any color theme you could want can be found.
There are a couple of things to consider before buying a stone floor, however. The first is the subfloor where the stone will be installed. Because stone flooring is heavy, it must be properly supported underneath. Our professional staff can help you determine if your subfloor is sturdy enough to carry this weight.
The second thing to consider is installation. This is not the type of flooring that most people want to try to install on their own. There are many skills that are required if one wants a great outcome. There are also many special tasks that must be completed as well. For the average homeowner, installation of a stone floor is something best left to the pros.
If you would like to know more about natural stone flooring and whether or not it is a good option for your home or business place, come by Gowdy Flooring in Amarillo, TX and let us show you what we have available and answer any questions you may have as well.