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Natural stone flooring is incredibly versatile. Not only is it available in a wide variety of colours, with different patterns, textures and surface finishes, but it can be laid in numerous ways to achieve a whole host of looks in the home.
In this blog article we're taking a look at the different effects which can be achieved with natural stone tiles and flooring – we hope you find our suggestions useful:
Stone flooring with mosaics and borders
Plainer types of natural stone – in a consistent hue with relatively little colour variation, such as golden beige travertine or soft grey limestone – can look absolutely stunning with a border tile or pattern. Stone flooring in bathrooms, open plan living spaces, hallways and kitchens will be enhanced with a decorative border tile in a different colour or in a geometric pattern – this will really finish off the look nicely and add polish to the scheme.
Another option with travertine or limestone is to use it as a wall tile in a bathroom or kitchen and add a luxurious finish with a smaller mosaic tile border as an attractive accent.
Stone flooring with a central motif
Marble and granite are available in a huge array of colours and patterns which means that there is something to suit every taste and style. Instead of having flooring which is all one colour and tone, why not add visual interest by incorporating a central motif – anything from a geometric pattern to a stylised flower or star formation – in contrasting colours. Marble and granite also suit geometric herringbone or chevron patterns and can be used for feature walls and splashbacks in kitchens and bathrooms.
Large tiles with straight groutlines
When installing stone flooring for a contemporary interior look it is best to stick to larger tiles of a uniform size and lay them in straight lines, without staggered groutlines. Slate and limestone tiles really lend themselves to this type of look and are also suited to modern urban and industrial interiors.
Pairing stone flooring with other materials
Combining stone tiles with other flooring materials is a look which has started to gain popularity in recent times. Geometrically patterned stone tiles or hexagonal stone products paired with either rustic timber boards or patterned porcelain tiles will create a look that is both striking and unique.
Visit The Stone Gallery, stone flooring specialists
Natural stone flooring is attractive and timeless and it can be used to complement a wide range of different interior styles, from traditional through to modern and contemporary.
For samples, and to see our full range of natural stone tile and flooring displays, please pop by and visit our Camberley showroom. Alternatively, please call us on 01276 691 501 – our friendly and helpful team are on hand to ensure that you find just the right product for your requirements.