Pros: Non-slip surface with a natural, one-of-a-kind atmosphere (no two tiles are identical)
Cons: Acrylic resin may be costly, and stains easily.
Hiring a professional tile setter is strongly advised due to the different underlayment and thin set mortar required. Even minor variations in the mortar’s thickness or incorrect product usage might result in stone tiles coming loose.Natural stone tile is a traditional option that adds beauty to any kitchen and, unlike manufactured tiles, it’s mostly non-slip due to its semi-porous surface. Depending on the kind of stone you select, you may choose from a variety of natural tan, gray, crimson, and brown earth tones. The most popular types of stone available in flooring tiles are as follows:
- Travertine has a smooth, non-slip surface and comes in light-to-medium earth tones.
- Marble is a very hard stone that can be polished to a high sheen. When wet, it can become slippery. Marble comes in a variety of hues, including green, brown, gray, and near-black with pink, red, gold, and burgundy veining.
Slate is a fantastic kitchen flooring option for a variety of reasons, but in particular because it’s slip-resistant and long-lasting. It comes in five hues, including blue, gray, red, and orange tones with lovely veining in the same colors.
Granite tile is very durable and resistant to scratches, making it an excellent choice for high-traffic areas. It’s available in a variety of deep grays, black, tans, and mottled whites. Granite is scratch-resistant and can be polished to a high shine, but the higher the sheen, the greater the slip factor.
Cleaning natural stone tiles is as easy as ABC because they are available in two-inch squares for a mosaic effect and in up to 18-inch squares for a more streamlined design. Clean your stone tile floor with a wet mop and soapy water. To keep the floor looking young, seal it every two to four years according to the tile manufacturer’s recommendations.