Marble, slate, travertine, quartz, limestone, sandstone, and granite are common natural stone flooring options
. Each stone has different characteristics so it is important to choose the stone that is best suited for a specific location. Since stones are porous, the floor needs to be sealed when it is installed so it is not damaged by bacteria or stained by spills. Engineered stone, which usually comprises crushed quartz crystals and resins, is also favored by homeowners. Terrazzo flooring is another popular composite material that includes chips of marble, quartz, and granite.
While an eco-friendly stone floor is very durable, it should be sealed every few years to keep it protected from daily wear and tear. Holes, cracks, and chips can be repaired, and grout can be replaced or resealed. Damaged stone can be fixed with epoxy and then tinted with color so the repaired spots are not noticeable. A buff color, or the brownish-yellow pigment that's found in earth-tone stones, is often used.
State 48 Floors serves Tempe, AZ, Scottsdale, AZ, Phoenix, AZ, Mesa, AZ, and Chandler, AZ. We can answer your flooring questions
and help you get started with your flooring project. We also offer stone floor refinishing services. Our team can make terrazzo flooring, travertine, marble, or other natural stone floor look new again.