Stone floors can handle many different climates and types of weather – after all, they're made of stone.
Nevertheless, some caution should be
taken to ensure your stone floors look as good as they did when they were first installed.
- A variety of stone floor types are suitable for almost all climates
- Many types of stone flooring can be installed both indoors or outdoors
- Can be installed below grade, on grade, or above grade (grade = ground level)
- Moisture resistant when properly sealed
- Sunlight will not affect color
- Unsealed stone floors are not moisture resistant
- Stone may crack or chip in heavy hail
- Acid rain can damage porous or unsealed stone flooring
Stone Flooring Climate Tips
- Properly seal your stone floors, as unsealed stone may absorb water
- Keep stone floors free from pooling liquids and acidic cleaning products as they could cause damage
- Use a moisture barrier or underlayment to protect the subfloor, such as
cork or foam rubber