Natural stone tiles are a fairly common wall, countertop, and floor option amongst homeowners in the modern world. Since they are so common and popular, there is a wide range of colors and styles to choose from.
Choosing the right color and style for your situation can feel a little overwhelming since there are so many options. Here are a few things you should know about natural stone tile in Bensalem:
- Natural stone tiles are susceptible to staining. Natural stone tiles are fairly susceptible to staining, and they need to be sealed after installation. Natural stone is fairly porous and the sealer covers those pores, which makes it easier to clean and less susceptible to stains. There are some sealers that last for life, but for the average sealer, we recommend resealing every one to two years as part of your regular maintenance routine. You should make sure to get a high-quality sealer when choosing the right sealer for your stone. A sealer will protect your investment in natural stone tiles, and you get what you pay for. Just make sure that your tiles are clean and free from any debris before you seal them. Anything that is on the tile during the sealing will be locked in, so you can’t remove it afterward.
- Natural stone tiles are natural and not man-made. Since natural stone tile is not man-made, you will see some variance from tile to tile, and no two tiles will look quite the same. The color shade might be slightly different, and some stone types will have more variance than others. We recommend buying a little extra material for your project to make sure that you can weed out any tiles that you don’t like and that you will have matching tile down the line if you ever need a repair.
- Depending on the kind of tile, each natural stone tile has its own recommended uses. Granite tiles work great in all parts of the house since it’s one of the least porous natural stones. We don’t recommend using more porous stones like limestone and marble on kitchen countertops, but they work well on floors and in bathrooms Tile Gallery.