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Natural stone floor tile varieties for home installation.
Many home owners like the idea of natural stone floor tiles but are unsure which ones are best for them,
Always remember that there are other ways to bring natural stone tiles into the home and many of the natural stone varieties are completely suitable for wall tile installation too and home owners should seriously consider this particular material because they make great additions to the home. Many natural stone wall tiles are also available in mosaic form and as border tiles which also gives the home owner the chance to bring natural stone into the home.
Natural stone floor tiles are not the cheapest of floor tiles and they will require preparation before and after installation, they will also need to be sealed in order to protect them but there are also many other floor tile materials that require sealing too in order to protect them. Once natural stone floor tiles are installed, they will last a lifetime and they offer many advantages, they will last the test of time and add beautiful natural tile styles and if you follow all guidelines and procedures correctly they can be cleaned and maintained easily and quickly.
The type of natural stone you choose is a personal one to a degree but the type will also offer different levels of durability and this needs to be considered when choosing natural stone floor tiles. Slate floor tiles are incredibly popular and the darker shades of floor tile being incredibly popular for kitchen and hallways where marks and dirt will not be immediately obvious. The other major advantage of slate floor tiles is their durability and they are completely suitable for busy family homes. There are different opinions on whether slate floor tiles need to be sealed, in this instant always seek advice and information from the manufacturer or the tile store you purchased them from.
Granite floor tiles are very hard and durable and are available in many shades and colours, granite has been used as a building material for many years and this only demonstrates the durability of the material. Granite floor tiles come in different finishes and again it is important to check whether they will require sealing after installation.
Marble floor tiles are popular and are also a strong durable floor tile, they are known for their beauty and homes adorned with marble will certainly stand out from the rest. Marble tiles are suitable for floor tiles and wall tile installation but the correct marble tile has to be installed on floor areas. Marble tiles will need to be taken care of and regularly cleaned and maintained in order for them to stay looking good.
Travertine floor tiles and wall tiles bring the natural into the home and offer warm tones and colours that will compliment traditional and modern settings. Travertine floor tiles are available in different finishes and all good tile stores will have a selection of travertine floor tiles for home owners to consider.
Limestone floor tiles are gaining in popularity for use within homes but the material limestone has been popular for years as a building material. Limestone floor tiles will bring the natural into the home and floor tiles may differ from each other with subtle differences because of the way they have developed.
All natural stone floor tiles will bring the natural into the home because they are natural materials, if installation procedures are followed and the floor tiles are installed correctly, natural stone floor tiles will really add to the warmth and beauty of your home.
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Crown tiles supply a wide range of floor tiles and wall tiles inclduing bathroom tiles and kitchen tiles. http://www.crowntiles.co.uk