Why choose stone tile?
Construction and Durability
Though stone has only been in mass production for 50 years, its material lends a traditional style with connotations of permanence. If you want something that lasts, stone tile is a classic go-to option.
At Designers’ Touch, we offer many popular and durable products, including stone tiles. Once you’ve determined that stone is right for you, there are a number of types of stone and different finishes to consider.
Types of Stone
A hard rock that comes in a variety of colors and patterns.
A smooth sedimentary stone. Its colors include neutrals: off-white, beige, tan, taupe, and light blue-grey.
When heat and pressure are applied to limestone, marble is created. Available in a variety of colors, marble’s veins are created by mineral deposits. Marble has the ability to be polished to a high shine.
Slate is composed of quartz, chlorite, mica, and calcite. It is available in various shades and is very durable.
Travertine is a banded form of limestone, formed in underground rivers and streams. Its characteristic colors include neutrals: off-white, beige, tan, and yellow. The look of travertine is created by the interaction of gas, shells, and water.
- Comes in a variety of colors
- Never goes out of style
A glossy finish that brings out the color of the stone. Recommended for marble and granite.
A smooth surface with minimal or no gloss. Recommended for limestone and travertine. Often used for commercial floors.
Creates a weathered or aged look. The stone is tumbled with sand, pebbles, or steel bearings.
A finish made by beating stone with a hammer that has a face with points used to create a rough surface texture.