Natural Stone Flooring Installation by a Professional Flooring Contractor
When it comes to natural stone flooring installation, it is important that this work be done by a professional flooring contractor.
Natural stones are heavy and difficult to install properly without the expertise which can lead to costly repairs or damage. Additionally, stone tiles have varying degrees of hardness that require various tools and techniques during installation.
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Natural Stone Flooring: an Enduring Choice for Home or Business
If you’re looking for an extremely durable, attractive flooring that will last for decades to come, natural stone may be just the flooring for your space.
Adding a flair of elegance, granite and marble can create a sleek look that accentuates the style you are going for. Slate, sandstone, and flagstone are perfect for a warm, natural look.
Durable and low maintenance: It is non-combustible and non-flammable, water-resistant, mold-resistant, and crack-resistant. It is incredibly durable (it can last 100 years or more when it’s properly installed and maintained) and requires little care.
Foot Feel: Cool to the feet. Can also be installed over electric heating wires or water-filled pipes. Underfloor heating is very efficient and effective, especially over stone tiles as natural stone conducts and retains heat, even long after the heating has been turned off.
Recommended Uses for Various Types of Natural Stone
Porous stones like limestone, travertine, and marble aren’t the best choices for kitchen countertops because they’re more likely to stain and harbor bacteria from food.
Meanwhile, granite is less porous and is an excellent choice for any area in the house.
And while not all natural stone is suited for outdoor use, slate can handle temperature changes easily, so it works well for patios and other outdoor projects.
Natural Stone Flooring Installation – DIY vs Professional Installer
Stone tile installation isn’t ideal for beginners; it’s better for those who have professional knowledge, skill, and experience.
From making sure the sub-floor is correct for stone flooring, to proper mortar coverage, special tools for cutting stone, and the proper sealer there is a lot to know to get this right. Digging out an improperly placed stone, or cutting multiple tiles to get the right fit creates cost and time overruns.
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