Tiles and Carpets- Major Types

The way we furnish our homes has changed greatly over the last decade and a half. Much of the increase in popularity has come about due to the rise in the popularity in the air time that many television channels give to programmes that specialize in interior design as well as do it yourself. Add to this the rise in the number of home interior magazines available on the shelves of many news agents and you can begin to see why this arm of the industry is such big business.

A natural stone floor is a wise investment and will most definitely add substantial value to your home as well as adding a touch of class to bathrooms, kitchens, conservatories and hallways.

Limestone Floor Tiles: Limestone is a dense, porous rock which forms over thousands of years at the bottom of the ocean from the accumulation of seashells and other calcium rich items. It is widely known for its toughness, durability and quality and is often a good choice for both internal and external applications.

Slate Floor Tiles: Slate is a fine grained, dense, dark grey rock formed from the compression of clays and shale. It has been a traditional roofing and flooring material in many parts of the world. Traditionally much of the best slate came from the UK, however most new slate now comes from China.

Travertine Floor Tiles: Travertine (also known as travertine limestone) is a beautiful stone with unique features that no other stone can offer. It is very sought after for distinguished floor tiles and often contains bands of colours caused by impunities in the water in which it was formed.

Sandstone Floor Tiles: Sandstone has a wonderful colour that can give a warm soft feel to a room, which is uncommon for stone floors. It is often used on kitchen floors, but like travertine it needs to be sealed to both protect it and bring out its colour.