Material That Stands the Test of Time
Stone flooring has been in use for [literally] centuries. The ancient Greeks and Romans used natural stone flooring thousands of years ago. The Romans would use natural stone to pave their many roadways, many of which still stand today despite being exposed to the elements for some four thousand years. After almost 2500 years, the natural stone floors of the Greek Parthenon still hold up beautifully. Even the natural stone flooring inside many of Egypt’s ancient structures still hold up after over four millennia, and they are of a relatively soft natural stone, sandstone. With that being said, just imagine how long a granite or quartzite flooring, material might last your family in your home. The word forever comes to mind!
Variety is the Spice of Life
The natural some flooring experts at the best natural stone flooring store in Lewisville, TX offers the widest variety of stone flooring available to the general public. Our offerings range from marble and slate tile to the more durable and elegant varieties of granite and quartzite.
Currently, numerous types of natural stone are being used for natural stone flooring. The most popular among these are Limestone, slate, basalt, granite and marble. Each of these exhibits a texture, color, and style unique unto itself.
Marble is a natural stone created from limestone or dolomite undergoing tectonic folding, which is the intense pressure created when the plates of the earth move and press against each other. Marble is typically white, but the veining can be any one or combination of a literal plethora of colors. Marble is a relatively soft or “compact” stone which makes it relatively easy to cut and shaped, making it a perfect flooring material.
Granite is of the igneous variety of rock meaning it is created from volcanic lava. This extremely hard and durable stone flooring is generally found in pink, white, and gray colors, usually with a speckled affect featuring many different colors. The toughness and attractive nature of granite make it an excellent choice for natural stone flooring applications. Granite tends to do extremely well in high traffic and high moisture environments due to its extremely durable nature.
Slate is also metamorphic by nature, meaning it is formed by extreme pressures produced by the movement of tectonic plates, usually comprised of clay or organic ash. Usually found in different gray tomes, slate is also found in shades of purple, green, and a very unusual turquoise. Slate is extremely durable and is very water resistant, making it perfect for high traffic and high moisture environments.
Call the experts at the finest natural stone flooring store in Lewisville, TX, Pro Flooring TX today at 972-219-5475 to learn more about other types of natural stone flooring, and to schedule your free in home consultation.