Using Stone Tiles to Enhance Your Home Decor


The use of stone tiles in home decor not only adds longevity to your home decor, but it connotes elegance, luxury and a discerning taste. While stone tiles have been used for many decades, however it was mostly employed for practical purposes. It is only in the recent years that stone tiles have started being used in home decor for aesthetic purposes.

Whether you are using natural stone tiles to cover the walls of your house or to highlight any particular area, we bring you a few guidelines to buying and using stone tiles in your home decor. 

Types of Stone Tiles

The most popular type of stone tile used is marble. However granite and sandstone are also being commonly used in home decor. Other stones used include veneer stone, limestone, slate and travertine.

Selecting The Right Finish For Your Tiles

 

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Stone tiles are available in different finishes such as brushed, honed, tumbled, and polished. For every use, you need to select the right finish. While countertops need a highly polished finish, the same may be too slippery for flooring. On walls you can opt for distressed stones that are cut and buffed to give a more natural look.

Where can Stone Tiles Be Used?

 

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Marble is ideal for flooring, bathroom countertops and staircases.It is best avoided in the kitchen as it stains very easily. Granite is popularly used as bathroom and kitchen counter tops while sandstone which is very low maintenance is used in facade walls, balconies and garden paths.

How To Maintain Stone Tiles.

 

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The best way to clean stone tiles is with water and a little detergent if needed. Many types of stones need a regular application of a sealant to avoid water penetration, stains and discoloration. For most stone tiles, especially granite it is best to avoid ammonia-based cleaners that can damage the surface.

 

by Kapil Agarwal 

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R.RAJAGOPAL:

good design and ideas!!

978 days ago

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