In ancient times, natural stone was a symbol of power and security. Because of its strength and sheer weight, it was used to create fortresses and walls to fend off the enemy, while at the same time it was polished and refined to create the most beautiful rooms and great halls imaginable. This is where the royal family would reside and go about the kingdom’s business. Stone structures could also show the might of a kingdom’s resources, and the determination of its people through great stone blocks hewn from the earth and moved great distances to form towers and monuments.
Stone is still a symbol of opulence and success in today’s world. When made part of your home, natural stone flooring lends a sense of beauty and power to a room like no other material can. Walking into a room with a slickly polished granite floor brings the feeling of walking into the great halls of a medieval castle, or the feeling of being in a place of importance.

Natural stone flooring also has a practical use in the heating and cooling of the home as well. Being a natural material cut from the earth itself, natural stone flooring holds in the heat and cooler temperatures for a longer period of time without being affected by air temperature changes. This can lower the heating and cooling bill over time, because the room will stay at a fixed temperature longer and reduce the amount of cycles needed to keep the room temperature at a constant level.

Natural stone flooring is also one of the most durable materials available, which is one of the reasons so many Amarillo residents choose it for their home. You can pretty much count on the fact that your natural stone flooring will be around for a very long time. Stone’s natural rigidity and resistance to surface damage, makes it ideal for giving your home a low maintenance flooring option. At Gowdy Flooring, we have a wide selection of natural stone flooring and the expert staff to help you decide which flooring is right for your home. So come see us at our Amarillo, TX showroom. We’ll be happy to answer all of your questions about stone flooring.