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Kitchen Stone Flooring (Ratings, Reviews)

Posted by Dianne Aucello on Fri, Jul 27, 2012 @ 11:00 AM

Kitchen Stone Flooring

Your kitchen floor will have the most traffic than any other room in your home.  Not just for meal prep and eating, kitchens are also the room where everyone gathers, including your pets and their food bowls.  Choose your flooring based upon your lifestyle as well as the look you want and the maintenance you can handle. The goal is to choose a floor that not only looks fantastic, but will hold up to the wear and tear of your family over the years.  There are several options for flooring: wood, natural stone, ceramic, linoleum, and cork. Here are the options for natural stone flooring.



Natural Stone Flooring:
Options for a stone floor include limestone, slate, travertine and marble.  
There are many reasons to choose natural stone; it adds to an upscale look. Stone will have variations in color; meaning no two pieces will match, which adds to its beauty.  When selecting, make sure you can view a large sample in the showroom, or the overall look and color may surprise you. Once sealed, it will have a durable finish, and require very little day to day maintenance. It will need to be sealed at regular intervals.  The cost will range $15 - 30 per square foot, not including installation.   

Pros:
Stone is cool to your foot, perfect for walking barefoot in the New England summer.  During the winter, it can be used with radiant heating underneath for an overall warm effect.  A stone floor is absolutely stunning.  There are many sizes to choose form, and can be installed with multiple patterns.  As with all natural products, each piece will vary in color, even in the same box,

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