Which stone tiles are best for the kitchen?
When it comes to choosing flooring for your kitchen area, there are many factors to take into consideration. Of course, most homeowners want the most durable and easy-to-clean option for this kind of hard-wearing, high-traffic zone.
A hard, durable option like natural stone tiles is a great kitchen option. High quality marble, travertine, limestone, basalt and granite are your best bet when it comes to a stone tile to choose from. Not only do these natural stones offer extensive durability and easy maintenance, but they bring a look of quiet elegance that not many other flooring options can offer.
At Bernini Stone & Tile, we often get asked by our customers, what is the best tile for the kitchen floor? Here are our thoughts as to why natural stone is the best choice;
Durability is key
In the kitchen, there is often a huge amount of foot traffic. Not to mention the number of spills and splashes that occur on the floor daily. Natural stone options that are less porous like granite or marble, are great for kitchen flooring because they are low in porosity (depending on the type of stone you choose and especially if sealed properly) and therefore resist staining or pitting. They can withstand a high volume of traffic as well, not wearing or cracking unnecessarily from impact.
Cleaning is a breeze
Natural stone flooring is easy to maintain and with minimal effort will retain its appealing appearance. Warm water and mild detergent is simply required regularly as part of an easy-to-maintain floor cleaning programme.
Keeps the environment cool
Natural stone is cool and hard to the touch, ensuring that the climate around it remains cool as well. Natural stone flooring such as marble, travertine, limestone, basalt and granite are great options for home’s especially in warm, humid climates like Perth, Australia because the tile maintains a cool-to-the-touch feel and does not retain heat unnecessarily.
Long life span
Short of suffering serious physical impact, not much else should go wrong when choosing to install natural stone flooring in your kitchen. The life span of natural stone is extensive and there should be no need to replace your tiles for a very long time.
If you want to know more about stone tiles and other natural stone products for your home, contact the specialists at Bernini Stone & Tile today.