Natural Stone sets a tone of luxury and timelessness in your home or business…
The rough beauty of slate or the classic veining of marble, makes natural stone a choice that adds personality and focus to any room in your home or business.
At Floor to Ceiling our natural stone stone collection and the knowledgeable staff about stone specifics and characteristics will help you choose the best stone for your next project.
Considerations when choosing a Natural Stone
Learn all you can before buying stone for your home. In this section we’ve laid down what we know and what you should consider before making your buying decision. Knowledge about stone specifics, characteristics, traits and subtle differences can be invaluable. Choosing the best stone for your home or business, is really about knowing the right combination of characteristics, aesthetics, performance and budget to best meet the needs of your lifestyle.
No two pieces are ever the same.
Remember that each tile cut from the same slab might look completely different from the next
Veining and crystallization may be abundant in one, yet non-existent in another
Samples you view in the showroom can have completely different veining patterns or color variations compared to the stone we will install in your home.
Remember irregular markings, lines, veins and crystallization are not cracks or imperfections
Natural stone tile will have a perfectly smooth surface
Consider what types of activities will be taking place where the stone is installed
Do not install a soft, porous type of stone in a high traffic area
Sealer is Highly Recommended and should be done by a professional
Caring for your Stone
New carpeting is one of America’s most popular floor covering choices that can enhance virtually any room and add value to your residence. To keep your carpet in a long-lasting condition for your room means a little maintenance. Some care items listed below can be guidelines to help you keeping your carpet lasting for years to come.
use walk-off mats or area rugs on either side of exterior entrances
sand, dirt and grit do the most damage to natural stone surfaces
floors should be dust mopped frequently
damp mop your natural stone floor
do not use products that contain lemon juice, vinegar or other acids
avoid using products that contain abrasive cleaners, cleansers (dry or soft) or any ammonia-based cleaners
always blot spills immediately
take care when moving heavy objects across your stone floor
sealing your stone is a must
rinse the floor thoroughly and dry the surface with a soft, clean cloth