What kinds of stone flooring are there to choose from? We have mentioned two already:
- Granite, is the hardest of all of the natural stones. It is highly water and stain resistant due to its rigid nature.
- Marble is more porous than granite and is susceptible to staining and water damage if the offending liquids aren’t wiped up fairly quickly.
- Limestone is even more porous than marble and therefore more susceptible to staining than the previous two stones. However, it is usually treated with a chemical sealant to help prevent immediate staining and will still need to be cleaned fairly quickly.
- Slate is a naturally slip resistant stone because of its rugged surface texture. It is fairly water resistant, but is also brittle. Dropping a heavy object on slate can cause the top layers to scallop and break off, leaving a large indentation in the flooring. It is also prone to breaking if installed on an uneven surface.
At Gowdy Flooring we have the natural stone flooring you want for your home improvement project. Just come see us at our Amarillo showroom.