Being able to create an excellent first impression is always a plus when it comes to businesses. One way to achieve that wow factor in your business space is with natural stone flooring and tiles. They fit perfectly with any luxury bathrooms in 5-star hotels, commercial entrances and buildings, trendy bars, shop fronts, you name it.
Natural stone comes in tiles, slabs and pavers, with many designs to choose from. Renovators tend to favour natural stone paving since it’s incredibly easy to work with, easy to maintain, and highly durable.
They are incredibly versatile
Commercial natural stone and tiles offer a unique elegance to any floor space. They are incredibly versatile and can be used anywhere to create a long-lasting impression.
Natural stone is full-bodied, and the shade takes up the whole depth meaning they can be detailed or customised to enhance it further while managing to maintain its natural beauty.
With regards to texture, you can go for a smooth surface or a grittier one, depending on what you like. And you can opt for many different variations, including polished, brushed, sawn and sandblasted. The great thing about natural stone flooring and tiles is that you can pretty much do what you like with them and they will look gorgeous in any space.
What choices are available?
There are many options available, so you are sure to find something that you like. The range is rather extensive with regards to cuts, colours and styles. Some of the more commonly used ones are as follows:
And other options include Onyx, Basalt, Quartzite and Travertine.
Are they easy to care for?
Yes, each variation is easy to care for once laid, but first make sure that the flooring is adequately sealed. And try to clean it using good quality products, preferably organic. Harsh chemicals are best avoided since these can cause fading making the flooring appear dull. Every once in a while, it is also recommended to buff or reseal the stone to maintain its durability.
Adds quality and value
Stone is timeless and classic. When added to your business, office or restaurant, it adds significant value. Not only does it give the overall appearance of elegance and sophistication, but also, it’ll add value to price, from a buyer’s perspective. If you are looking for new ways to make your space, property or business stand out, adding stone flooring (or feature walls) is a way to gain interest and possibly attract more buyers too.
Another advantage of using natural stone is that it’s incredibly hard wearing and can pack quite a severe punch, from heavy traffic to vehicles. Commercial spaces may benefit from using a paving stone that is slip resistant, since this adds an added element of safety to the space. This is ideal for public areas, restaurants, coffee shops, and hotels where safety and aesthetics are of utmost importance.
Here are some of your options when it comes to selecting the natural stone’s finish treatment:
- Acid Etched
With the help of skilled stonemasons’ all of these natural stone products can be handcrafted to perfection. They will cut, shape, hone and fill stones to adhere to your requirements. These can be cut to size and finished to suit your preferences. You can choose from a wide range of materials, and you have the freedom to create almost any project you like, from driveways to public walkways.