A Guide to Natural Stone

Natural stone tiles can be a fantastic addition to any home; not only are stone tiles typically more durable than other flooring options, but they also have great aesthetic appeal and can bring a little natural beauty to your home’s interior.

With this in mind, here we give you a guide to some of the most popular natural stone varieties, and look at how you can use these to enhance the appearance of your home.


From kitchens to bathrooms, granite is fast becoming one of the most popular materials around. Granite tiles are both aesthetically pleasing and extremely practical too, and are a great option for the floors in your home.

Granite is in fact one of the hardest substances known to man, second only to diamonds, and if properly maintained it can last for many years. Granite is also stain, heat and chip resistant, making it extremely durable.


Interestingly, you don’t have to restrict granite tiles to the floors in your home either. Granite countertops are also a hugely popular option for kitchens and bathrooms. However, whilst granite slabs are a more traditional option for this, they can be rather expensive. Instead, you can try using granite tiles as a cheaper and more convenient alternative. Granite tile counter tops have all the advantages of granite without the hefty price tag.

Granite tiles are also available in an array of different colours and designs, making them the perfect complement to any contemporary design.


If you’re looking to make a bit of a style statement and add a touch of luxury to your home’s interior, then you cannot beat the classic beauty of marble. This natural stone has an undeniable elegance and a really timeless appeal.

Like granite, marble is also incredibly durable and will last for many years, making it a great option for the floors in your home. Interestingly, marble is also moisture resistant, making it a popular option for rooms such as kitchens and bathrooms.


Slate tiles are an enduringly popular option; not only are they tough, durable and easy to care for, but they have a great traditional look and feel too, and will bring a touch of natural beauty to your home’s interior.

Slate tiles are also known for their versatility and can be used pretty much anywhere; from kitchens and bathrooms to outdoor areas. Another benefit of slate tiles is that their surface is naturally slip resistant, which can be important in areas such as your bathroom.


Hopefully this will have inspired you to consider bringing a little natural stone into your home. Here at Tile Mart, we’re leading tile suppliers of a fantastic range of products, including natural stone effect floor tiles and polished ceramic tiles, and all are perfect for transforming the look of your home.

For more information, please don’t hesitate to contact us today by giving us a call on 01772 258 998 and a member of our friendly team will be happy to help with your enquiries.

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