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FAQ QuestionWhat are the benefits of stone floors?
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Stone flooring has exceptional natural beauty, is available in a variety of shades and tones, and it often seems to sparkle. It can be installed outdoors or indoors in residential or commercial areas. Stone flooring is extremely durable and can last several lifetimes, if properly maintained. It does not contain chemicals, unless artificially finished instead of polished. It is also hypoallergenic and antimicrobial as it is a natural product.
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FAQ QuestionWhat are the disadvantages of stone floors?
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Stone floors have a porous surface that tends to hold liquid, dirt and debris if not properly sealed. They are generally a little more expensive than ceramic tile and many other types of flooring. Anything acidic can harm a stone floor, including orange juice, urine, ketchup, lemonade and so on. Stone floors are hard and cold to the touch and can be slippery when wet. The color can vary and flaws are possible. Some stones such as slate can explode in freezing temperatures. A professional installation is recommended as stone flooring is very heavy and precision and skill are needed.
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FAQ QuestionWhat are the different stone floor finishes?
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Stone flooring can usually be found in four basic finishes. Polished has a very shiny appearance. Honed gives a more matte appearance and reflects less light. Brushed and tumbled finish result in different textured surfaces.

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FAQ QuestionWhat is travertine and how is it formed?
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Travertine belongs to the limestone family and is also known as Calcium Carbonate. It is formed by minerals that dissolve in the water on the ground which are then deposited on the surface.
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FAQ QuestionWhat colors are travertine floors available in?
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The natural color of travertine is a result of iron or other organic materials. These materials can give the stone a gold, ivory, beige, walnut, espresso or other similar color.
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FAQ QuestionWhat is slate and how is it formed?
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Slate is a type of stone used in flooring that is made from quartz, calcite, mica, and chlorite. It is formed when these sediments are put under pressure and heat by the earth's crust.
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FAQ QuestionWhat colors are slate floors available in?
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Slate flooring is available in a variety of colors including shades of green, red, purple, black, and gray.
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FAQ QuestionWhat is sandstone and how is it formed?
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Sandstone is one of the most durable, long-lasting types of flooring available. It is composed of a sedimentary rock made of feldspar and quartz.
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FAQ QuestionWhat colors are sandstone floors available in?
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Sandstone flooring can come in shades of white, grey, yellow, and red.
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