The Beauty of Stone Flooring

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A favourite with home owners and businesses alike is natural stone flooring, as beautiful as it is functional. This type of flooring has many benefits and is perfect in a wide range of settings, including kitchens, bathrooms, hallways, conservatories and outdoor areas like porches. It brings a timeless elegance and sophistication to any space, and is practical, hard wearing, and a dream to keep clean.

Stone flooring in the form of tiles, is so popular and blends seamlessly into any interior design plan, that it compliments any style and design, and will not need to be replaced each time you decorate. Stone tiles come in materials including marble, granite, limestone, slate and travertine, each bringing it’s own character and aesthetic qualities. Whether you want a classic, rustic or chic look for your home, you will find your idea of perfection with real stone flooring.

Some of the advantages of choosing stone flooring include:-

  • A floor which is easy to clean just requiring a soft brush and a mop
  • An investment which will raise the value of your home
  • A home improvement that will never go out of fashion
  • A floor which always looks classy and stylish
  • Tiles which are all unique, featuring natural colouring, and characteristics like veining
  • They keep homes cool where the climate is warm
  • They can be decorated with luxurious rugs or even carpeted over for a change
  • These tiles require little or no maintenance
  • Stone flooring delivers a hygienic flooring solution and does not hold onto pet hairs, skin dust or debris
  • As it conducts heat well, this flooring option is ideal for use with underfloor heating

 
If you want the look of stone floors but would prefer a more affordable choice, there are some amazing products available which replicate stone, marble, slate and also wooden floors. Karndean have a range of stunning, high quality luxury vinyl tiles [LVT] in a variety of designs and colours, and can be found at reputable flooring specialists like Wood Street Carpets. Give them a call on 01245 358900.

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5 Steps to Stone Floor Installation

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There is not much to equal the beauty and longevity of a real stone floor, for your kitchen, hall or bathroom, and contrary to popular belief it’s not that difficult to lay it yourself! So if you’re feeling brave have a go:-

  1. Prepare Prepare Prepare! This is the most important rule within DIY, as you will always regret it if you rush or bypass this stage. If you are installing stone tiles in a new build, a layer of concrete can be poured to create a level subfloor. You can hire a cement mixer here to make light work of this step. A remodelled floor however, will need a purpose designed, water resistant backer board.
  2. Measure Up and Buy: Multiply the length of the floor by the width and add 10 – 15% more so there are enough for cutting any small pieces, and don’t forget to buy the appropriate adhesive.
  3. Lay That Tile: It’s best to start laying the tile from the middle of the space, so that cut tiles only appear at the edges. Make sure the last tiles you lay are in an inconspicuous place as these could be uneven. Work out the layout of rough cut natural stone flooring before placing the smaller pieces in between larger flagstones. A hammer may be used to break off these small pieces.
  4. Securing: Once you’ve decided on the layout of your stone tiles, you can mix your adhesive, spreading a thickish layer before fixing the tiles. Use a spirit level to ensure a neat finish with no edges sticking up across all tiles.
  5. Sealing: When the floor is properly set, apply a good quality stone sealant to protect from stains and scratches and for a fabulous finish.

Once your floor is completed you can celebrate with a nice cup of tea while you admire your handy work! Oh and if you need any repairs or maintenance we can help, or if you don’t feel confident to lay your tiles, call us on 01942 674785 and we will provide you with stunning results!

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