Is Natural Stone Flooring Right for Your Kitchen?
Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Flooring
Natural stone tile is a classy, beautiful look that comes from Mother Nature. But like any other material, it has its pros and cons. This blog post will help you decide if natural stone flooring is a good flooring material for your kitchen.
Pros of Natural Stone for Kitchen Flooring
Long Lasting – One of the definite pros of natural stone flooring is it’s literally hard as a rock, which makes it a very durable, long-lasting material for your kitchen floor.
Aesthetic Appeal – Natural stone is a product of Mother Nature which makes each piece truly unique. Add the wide variety of sizes, shapes and colors available and you have an endless amount of kitchen design possibilities.
Non-Slip Material – Natural stone is sturdy, durable and provides great traction. It’s not slippery like ceramic and many other flooring materials, which makes it a safe flooring choice for kids and pets, especially in the kitchen since this area is prone to spills.
Easy to Clean and Maintain – When natural stone is properly sealed it is extremely easy to clean and keep looking fresh and new. Simple sweeping, dust mopping or vacuuming prior to wet mopping with a pH-balanced neutral cleaner or warm water will do the trick.
Cons of Natural Stone for Kitchen Flooring
Chipping – While natural stone is known to chip, some stone varieties like slate are relatively easy to fix if and when they do chip. Keep in mind that repairs for other types of natural stone can get expensive and be labor intensive.
Porous – Natural stone is a porous material and to keep it from water damage or staining, this type of kitchen flooring needs to be treated regularly with a sealing agent.
Cost – Natural stone kitchen floor tiles can be some of the most expensive flooring options on the market. However, their luxurious look makes the expense well worth it.
Now that both the pros and cons of natural stone flooring in the kitchen are laid out for you, it should be easier to decide if it is the right flooring choice for your kitchen. If you stop by the Flowers Flooring showroom located in Cornelius, NC, we can show you hundreds of natural stone tile collections in person and help educate you further on this type of flooring for your home. Or, you can always contact us to further discuss your special projects!
Flowers Flooring is a sales and installation flooring provider located in Cornelius, NC. We service the entire Charlotte metro area including Mooresville, Ballantyne, Rock Hill, Concord, Kannapolis and much more. Visit our showroom today to view carpet, vinyl plank, laminate, hardwood, and tile samples. Call to schedule a free in-home estimate (704) 445-7750. Our estimators will bring the samples to you so that you can shop for flooring from the comfort of your own home.