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Mixing natural stone tiles and surfaces for a unique look

Natural stone tiles and flooring are stylish, timeless and versatile and can be used to complement a wide range of different looks, from traditional and vintage through to modern and contemporary.

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Create an eclectic and unique floor, surface or feature wall in residential settings by blending two different types of natural stone tiles – or even add in a different material altogether.  Read on, for our inspiring suggestions:

Combine stone tiles of different formats or colours

Travertine looks especially good when different tile sizes and formats are combined.  Square stone tiles, either on walls or floors, are taken to the next level with the inclusion of a coordinating border tile, travertine mosaic or even a central motif detail.

Marble in two contrasting colours or textures will create a glamorous and opulent look when used in a bathroom scheme – pair delicate polished platinum marble with a dark grey or black for the height of sophistication. In a kitchen, worktops in two contrasting shades of granite will boost interest – perhaps use a pale neutral shade, such as beige, for the majority of work surfaces and then add a darker colour, as an accent, on an island unit.

Mixing natural stone tiles for texture and character

In open plan spaces – for example a kitchen-diner which flows into a living room – it is possible to differentiate between the zones by using several different types of flooring; a deep grey slate could be used for a kitchen floor, transitioning into a wooden floor for the living space via the use of an accenting marble border tile.

In a contemporary kitchen, try pairing mellow and understated stone tiles, such as travertine, on the floor with worktops in a statement-making dark granite or marble.

Pairing natural stone tiles with other materials

An alternative option is to combine other materials with natural stone tiles.  Here are some suggestions to inspire you:

·         Stone floors with ceramic or porcelain tiles or brick

An exceptionally affordable way to incorporate the luxurious look of stone tiles is to use as an accent to ceramic or porcelain tiles – perhaps as a border or central feature. Choose coordinating products for a unified and continuous look or opt for a contrast with the chosen colours and tones – such as dark grey slate and pale grey porcelain – or surface textures – such as matt stone with high gloss tiles.

Using exposed brick will add an industrial feel to your interior which will be complemented by equally rustic stone tiles, such as slate or basalt. 

·         Natural stone tiles with wood

Pairing these two organic materials can be very effective, especially in a bathroom setting, hallway or open plan living room. Try mixing and matching granite and timber across kitchen or bathroom worktops for a harmonious interior scheme.

The Stone Gallery – experts in quality natural stone tiles and flooring

For natural stone tiles and flooring please visit our inspiring Camberley showroom to see our comprehensive range of products, or call us on 01276 691 501 – our knowledgeable team will ensure that you find just the right stone for your project.

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