The benefit that draws most people to stone floors is the look. Stone arranges warm, natural colors in organic and unpredictable designs that are unique to every single stone. While they may share features, there are not two stone floors that are identical to each other. And since the look of the floors has the potential to be so dynamic, they become a powerful focal point in any space.
Stone floors have a reputation for being hard and cold. By simply laying down an area rug you can create a comfortable space for bare feet while doing more to complement your decorating scheme. And since stone is such a hard surface, it is very difficult to damage, scratch, or stain. Expect your stone floors to look like new for years, even decades.
Last but certainly not least, stone floors are easy to clean. A quick sweep and mop will restore a bright sheen, and the floors will not harbor allergens. You also don’t need to worry when something spills or muddy shoes walk through the home since stone are naturally stain resistant.
Stone has been used to great effect in every part of the home, but there are a few spaces where it is a natural fit. The kitchen and the bathroom both get water on the floor, which is never a worry with stone. These space also use a lot of ceramic and tile, which is a natural complement to stone. People may want to avoid using stone in the bedroom, or in places where kids play on the floor.