Natural Stones

The natural stones you can find here at Foundation Flooring comprise of these options:

  • Granite
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Travertine
  • Marble
  • Slate

Although we offer products created by the most reputable brands in the flooring industry, utilizing the full potential of the natural stone also depends on selecting the right one for your needs.

Pros of natural stone flooring

Regardless of the type of stone you prefer, this flooring solution stands out in the crowd because:

Cons of natural stone flooring

Exceptional and elegant, natural stones also feature a few setbacks:

What are natural stones?

The flooring solution refers to a plethora of stones mined from mountain cores and underneath the ocean. The most common stones cut and finished into various sized blocks, include:

  • Slate
  • Marble
  • Limestone
  • Travertine
  • Granite
  • Shell Stone

Each of the aforementioned stones has unique properties that make them suitable for distinct locations.

How absorbent is the material?

The absorbency of the material divides the natural stone in four major categories, namely:

How do the tiles score in the grading system?

The grading system is utilized to determine the overall quality of the tile.

What is their friction coefficient?

A higher friction coefficient makes the surface of the natural stone tiles more slip-resistant. However, this criteria is only important for tiles installed in sections of the home where liquid spills are frequent (bathroom, kitchen, patios, etc) or in high traffic commercial areas.

For commercial buildings, the Americans with Disabilities Act mandates that tiles with a 0.6 dryness coefficient are to be utilized exclusively, in order to prevent potential accidents.

Will they start to oxidize in time?

For the process of oxidation (rusting) to occur, two things are necessary:

Natural stone with a higher concentration of iron should never be utilized outdoors, as to avoid rust and the consequential decay of the entire tile.

We at Foundation Flooring know exactly what our natural stone tiles are made of and
we can help you select the appropriate one to give you a strong foundation for your project.

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