Taking Inspiration From Mother Nature
CARE OF NATURAL STONE TILES
Natural stone tiles do stain easily so they should always be sealed after installation. The stone is porous, and a sealer helps to seal off the pores which makes them less susceptible to stains and easier to clean. You want to maintain the stone tiles appearance, so it remains looking natural and beautiful in your home. Or you could go for a porcelain tile that mimics the natural stone beautifully and is maintenance-free. Like this Super White Dolomite kitchen.
VARIANCES IN NATURAL STONE TILES
Remember, natural stone tiles are not man-made. Each one will have variance and no two are ever truly exactly alike. Sometimes the color shade between tiles is slightly off but at other times it’s a lot off. Ideally, you should always purchase extra tiles so you can work with the variances by mixing and matching to achieve the look you want. You can discard a few tiles if they don’t match or fit.
PICKING NATURAL STONE TILES
When picking out natural stone tiles, always factor in the recommended use. Some tiles work better in the kitchen and other tiles work better in other areas of the home. Porous stones like marble or limestone are not an ideal choice for kitchen countertops or bathroom walls because they stain easily and harbor food debris. Slate can withstand climate and temperature changes well so it’s a fantastic choice of outdoor patios and walkways.
BENEFITS NATURAL STONE INSPIRED TILES
Nowadays, you can even purchase tiles that are inspired by nature. They are fashioned to mimic real rock or wood without any drawbacks. They are highly durable so you can use them just about anywhere. Also, you won’t have to worry about the extreme color and texture variances with man-made natural stone tiles that you do with actual stone tiles.
Natural stone and natural stone-inspired tiles are a way to truly embrace nature within your home. You’ll find a wide array of colors and styles to meet every taste. Please contact Kaolin to learn more. Best of all, they are sustainable and ethical choices.