Quality Stone Flooring
Residential and Commercial Stone Flooring
Trinkle Designs professional stone flooring installers can help you select from hundreds of stone products, including limestone, marble, granite, terracotta, and sandstone. We research each stone product for its style, quality and innovation.
Stone flooring can be used outdoors or indoors in rooms such as sunrooms, foyers, living rooms, kitchens and baths. Natural stone tile is available as clay tile, polished marble, granite, slate and travertine. Natural stone has imperfections that add to the aesthetic appeal of the flooring.
Stone Flooring has long been considered the stone flooring material of choice for the privileged and elite. Think castles and palaces. But that is no longer the case. Advances in technology have helped make the labor-intensive process much more affordable and that savings has been passed on to modern day consumers. Since your home is your castle, why not consider stone floors?
Stone’s path to your home begins in a quarry. Large blocks of stone are cut from the earth and transported to a processing plant. Did you know that stone is just a rock until it’s been quarried? Only after cutting is it called stone. The blocks are cut into slabs. The slabs then go to a fabricator to be cut again, shaped and polished.
Today, natural stone quarries can be found throughout the world, including Italy, China, Spain, India, Canada, Mexico and right here in the good old US of A.
Among the many advantages of stone is one very practical one. Natural stone flooring will virtually always increase your home’s resale value. An unlike other types of flooring (but like a good wine), it improves with age.
When selecting stone for your flooring project, consider the type of finish you would like the stone to have. Depending on the type of finish used, different looks can be achieved. For example, polishing reflects a floor’s natural crystals, while an acid wash is the way to create a more rustic appearance.
There are many varieties of stone used for flooring, and each has unique characteristics. Stone is like a fingerprint; even within a single variety, no slab of stone looks exactly like the next. If you’re looking for a floor type with a unique pattern, stone might be a great option.
Stone floors are tough, timeless, and all types of stone flooring have their benefits in addition to a wide range of looks.
Stone tile can be mixed and matched with a wide range of mosaics and murals and trim pieces for a wide range of design choices.
Natural stone is quarried from mines of solid stone. The stones are cut and readied for the flooring market. No two pieces of stone are alike so there is a wide fluctuation of color variance inherent in the stone.
Stone can be used in slabs for counter tops or stairs, lavatory basins and floor medallions.
Stone flooring includes flagstone flooring, granite flooring, slate flooring, limestone flooring, marble flooring, travertine flooring and onyx flooring.
Best suited for outdoor uses, flagstone is a sedimentary rock which is spilt or cut into layers. Flagstone tiles are most often seen in patios, walkways, steps and ancient castles.
Known for its density and resistance to scratching, granite floors are one of the most popular types of stone flooring. There are hundreds of varieties available, giving you many options for different granite flooring looks.
With its natural, earthen appearance, limestone is great for a subtle design scheme. It’s formed of sedimentary material like coral and shells, giving limestone floors a very unique look in a variety of earthen colors.
Manufactured, or agglomerate stone, is a synthetic material made from chips of natural stone combined with cement, polyester, or epoxy resins. It presents the look of natural stone flooring, and is often cheaper than real stone.
Marble flooring is known for it s classic veined appearance. It is a soft, easily-polished stone susceptible to scratching.
Composed largely of quart sand grains, sandstone flooring features a rough, textured surface. Many varieties of sandstone floors are available with very distinct, interesting colorings.
Water-resistant slate flooring features a sheet-like, textured look. Composed of slate, quartz, and shale, and available in a wide variety of natural colors, slate flooring is a great choice for a unique stone floor.
Soft, porous travertine has the density of marble with a textured surface. The natural cavities can be filled for a polished finish, or left empty to keep the texture of the travertine flooring.