There many ways to change an average patio or deck into a master piece. We can create a beautiful layout, with floor patterns to match the design of the furniture, or make it stand out in the beautiful green lawn of your back or front yard.
Each type of natural stone has its own natural characteristics such as color, veining and markings, as well as hardness and porosity. Variations in stone are to be expected and enjoyed they forming the “personality” of your floor.
The important thing, when picking a stone, is to consider what types of activities will be tacking place where the stone is installed.
Marble is crystallized limestone that comes in many different color and usually displays a veining pattern. Marble is susceptible to staining than granite, and therefore is more suitable for your bathrooms, fireplaces or foyers.
Limestone is made by the accumulation of organic materials such as shells and coral. Because it is very porous this stone will require preventative maintenance over time. It may not be suitable for all areas in the home because it will stain easily.
Travertine in its original form, travertine has thousands of holes filled and then polished. Due to its porosity travertine will require maintenance performed over time.
Slate, a rustic-looking stone, has become increasing popular over the years. Because slate tile is extremely durable and can be used in indoor and outdoor installations.