Tile flooring has been and remains to be a popular choice for custom flooring in a home. No matter what room in your home, the chances are reasonably good that tile can be a reasonable option when it comes to the choices available to you for custom flooring. In fact, the option of tile for your custom flooring may be a better fit for your home and needs, as well as the functionality of a room, more so than other flooring options. Tile affords the homeowner a certain degree of creativity in the design of their home, as the flooring option tends to be a lot more durable and versatile than other popular options.

Previously, we discussed the custom flooring options of natural stone tiles. We explored the materials of travertine, limestone, and slate. Now, we will explore two other options for the natural stone option, which would be marble and granite. Both marble and granite are highly coveted materials for use in the custom flooring of a home; however both options can sometimes be considered a bit more cost prohibitive for many budgets, compared to other available options. While they may be on the pricier side, both the marble and granite options offer a high degree of durability, as well as a stunning beauty.


As beautiful as the material marble is, it does have a few drawbacks. For starters, this material does require being sealed properly, as well as regular cleaning. Marble has a porous surface, so it can be quite susceptible to staining and etching. It can also crack easily. If you do have the budget for marble tiles, you may want to ensure that the lifestyle of your home is one that will be an appropriate fit for this beautiful- if not high maintenance- material.


Granite is another material to consider when it comes to the option of natural stone tiles. Like marble, it has a very gorgeous natural beauty, and can be on the more expensive side of things. However, it exceedingly much more durable than marble. In fact, once it is installed and polished, granite seems to be almost impervious to scratching and staining. That fact alone makes granite a wonderful option to consider in kitchens, bathrooms, and even high-traffic areas of the home.

If you desire natural stone tile in your home, or if you would just like more information on all the options and materials available for your custom flooring solutions, make sure to contact Ross Brothers today by calling 866-804-9750.

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