SHOP SMARTER WITH THIS KNOWLEDGE ABOUT NATURAL STONE STYLES.
You can begin to see what type of natural stone best suits your home using the information provided by us in this section and a little imagination on your part.
Natural stone floor tile has two types of edges: a polished bullnose edge with a curved appearance and a polished straight 90-degree edge with a more modern outlook
NATURAL STONE CAN BE GROUPED INTO THREE CLASSES
Igneous rock, like granite, is formed when molten rock cools down and hardens.
Sedimentary rocks, such as limestone and sandstone, are created over the years by the consolidation and crystallization of biological deposits.
Metamorphic rocks, such as Marble and Slate, are generated when other rocks inside the earth are transformed by extreme heat and pressure.
Agglomerate Stone such as Terrazzo is a manufactured stone created by suspending natural stone pieces in a binder.
LEARN ABOUT FINISHES.
A specific form of surface treatment is applied to all kinds of natural stone. Some common types of surface finishes available today are: polished, saw-cut refined, tumbled, honed, acid-washed, flamed, split-faced, and brushed. For a honed or matte surface, marble, limestone, and slate are the best options.