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Our natural limestone tile range consists of Limestone tiles, Carrara Marble tiles, Jerusalem Limestone tiles and Travertine tiles.
Unlike most other flooring covers, stone tiles can improve with age. Stone floor tiles can last a lifetime and hence, are great value for money. Limestone flooring has the advantage of being very hard wearing and easy to clean. Stone tiles match most other materials and is very adaptable in getting the right look for your floor or walls. Each stone floor will be unique, as no stone tile is the same and each stone tile will have natural shades.
Natural stone is a great conductor of heat and will naturally adjust to the same temperature of the room. By adding under floor heating below the limestone floor tiles the floor can even be warmer. With natural stone floors a rug will add colour, change the feel and allow more choices for your stone flooring.
- Tumbled stone flooring - an aged & worn look to the stone achieved using ageing/distressing methods. Can be soft tumbled to achieve a soft, worn look or heavy tumbled which produces a rustic, heavy distressed finish.
- Filled stone tiles and flooring - stone such as Travertine has surface pits and holes. These are mostly pre-filled at source.
- Unfilled stone tiles and flooring - stones that have surface pits and holes are supplied as is. These will require filling with grout during installation.
- Honed stone floor tiles - the stone is run through a machine to give a smooth surface to the face of the stone. They have sawn edges (straight) and a mat appearance (non glossy).
Natural stone tiles come in a vast range of colours. Predominantly earthy tones like cream, beige & sandy coloured limestones tend to dominate the limestone landscape. Our wonderful Avignon & Castile limestones are great examples of these. More vibrant colours such as green, russets, charcoal black & greys can be seen in our stunning limestone flags. Some marble tiles will have multi-coloured or intricate veining that is natural and very effective.
Internal natural stone tiles tend to come in either 1.2cm or 2cm thick. The thickness depends on the size of the stone tiles; the bigger the stone tile the thicker it will be. Our smaller format limestone floors (for example Opus Pattern or 40cm by long lengths) tend to be 1.2cm while the larger sized limestone tiles may be 2cm thick. Some of our suppliers are investing in updated cutting machinery which means we can bring you some limestone tiles in a 1.5cm thickness. This is the ideal thickness for use with wet-underfloor heating systems though both 1.2cm and 2cm are compatible too.
Stone tiles will vary in colour as each tile is unique and not man-made. Ensure that your stone tiles are dry and clean when fixing them so that you can see the true colour before installing them. This way you can select the layout and tile pattern of the colours before fixing the tiles to your floor. Having colour variation will add depth to the stone floor and will result in a more natural looking stone floor.
Our stone samples are a great way of giving you a taste of what the stone will be like. Variations in colour and surface to the stone mean that the sample cannot reflect all the possible differences that may be present in that type of stone. However, it is a good indication of colour and finish of the stone. For a wider view of the stone floors we supply we have a beautiful showroom with all our floors displayed fully grouted & sealed in Cirencester.
Some types of stone are rarer than others, or require different cutting and transportation/packing techniques. All of our stone flooring is natural and sourced direct from the quarry. We can control the high quality of the stone and ensure your limestone floor is beautiful and will last many years.