Stone in Amarillo, TX from Gowdy Flooring

Is stone tile waterproof?

Stone tile handles water so well these squares are preferred for installation in showers because of their small grout joints and non-slip surfaces. Stone, whether slabs or tiles, are durable, have a strong visual impact, and adds value to a property, but be sure it is sealed and installed correctly. When looking for stone in Amarillo, be sure to visit Gowdy.

Slate: Commonly used as stone flooring in showers

Slate is cost-effective, but it must be high-quality enough not to be damaged by water. It should also be slip-resistant and sealed regularly. As for marble, it's just not possible to think of luxury without thinking of that stone. Its light color and distinctive veining add subtle interest but be mindful of getting the highest grade possible, which will combat moisture damage. It has a high iron content, so be sure it is sealed regularly to eliminate any discoloration concerns.

Another popular stone for the shower is granite, with its elegant look of many colors and its durability and heat resistance. Travertine and limestone, with their earthy tones and stunning patinas, add age and texture to any atmosphere.

What is sealing?

A sealer is a surface coating that protects and makes cleaning easier.  All-natural stones have some level of porosity where food particles can get trapped, or spills can absorb. Sealers act as barriers to prevent water, oil, and dirt from entering pores. We prefer smooth surfaces over textured ones just because they are easier to clean. When you select a stone, we'll explain that item's specific sealing requirements when you come into our stone flooring store. You must follow the sealing requirements to ensure the proper functionality of the product.

Our family-owned and operated company has strong ties to the Texas Panhandle, and for almost 25 years, we've been helping people make the proper stone flooring selection. The Gowdy Flooring showroom is in Amarillo, TX, and we also service Canyon, Dumas, Borger, and Hereford.