Travertine, Granite, Limestone, Sandstone, and so on, the list of natural stones is endless. With so many choices available, confusion is inevitable. So, how does one make a choice for flooring? Do you simply get your hands on the cheapest one available, or do you assess the features? Yeah, we know it does get daunting at times. Nevertheless, we’ve broken it down to help you pick among Travertine, Granite, Limestone, and Sandstone flooring.
Dense and robust Travertine in soft, creamy shades is ideal for usage in patio, pool surround, driveway, walkway, or alfresco.
Pros– The natural stone stays in shape due to its solid surface. It is easy to maintain and bears weather extremities without fading or cracking. Travertine pavers and tiles with their neutral colour tones are perfect for timeless, sophisticated builds. They are also typically less expensive than marble or granite.
Cons– Because of their porous surface, they are sensitive to acids, aging, and staining. Hence Travertine needs periodic sealing and slightly more maintenance.
Granite has been used as a classic building material in several architectures. It is perfect for paving outdoors like driveway, walkway, patio, or indoor floors.
Pros– This is the hardest stone on the planet after diamond with extreme load-bearing capacity and density. The moisture, fire, and fade-resistant stone can withstand intense weather and physical wearing without cracking or chipping. Our range of Granite is available in different colours and textures that create a beautiful variation.
Cons– Because of its exfoliated hard surface, Granite is generally avoided in pool surrounds, as it feels uncomfortable underfoot. Additionally, it is difficult to cut or work with because of its strength and weight. Granite is highly porous and requires sealing to avoid staining or moisture damage.
With its incredible durability and sustainability, limestone makes an ideal flooring option for kitchen, hallway, living room, and outdoor areas like veranda, courtyard, driveway, pool surround, and so on.
Pros– Super easy to clean, Limestone floors are durable and feel soft underfoot. The light-coloured, heat-resistant stone feels cools and has an everlasting appeal. They are available in a variety of shades, that suit different setups. Limestone floors are more cost-effective and more affordable than Granite.
Cons– Limestone is heavy and hence prone to breaking if not handled with care. Furthermore, the porous stone needs to be sealed regularly to avoid damage or staining.
Sandstone is defined by its unique patterns and colour gradations. Durable and beautiful, this natural stone is often used in landscaping, patios, pool areas as well as indoor floors.
Pros– Sandstone with its good insulation properties, remains cool, especially when installed in shaded places. Floors are naturally slip-resistant, durable, easy to maintain, and weather-proof. They are easy to work with and feel soft underfoot. Our Sandstone range available in several shades offer warm, rustic charm, hard to find these days.
Cons– Sandstone is highly absorbent and is prone to get scratched or stained. Polished Sandstone is slippery when wet. Sandstone ages with time but that offers a beautiful natural look to the stone.
The best one for you?
Besides the above-mentioned, there are several other stones to consider as a flooring option. Marble, slatestone, or bluestone are also equally competitive. However, we’ve made a ready reference for Travertine, Granite, Limestone, Sandstone since they are the highest in demand and quite popular. Hope this comparison helps to make your decision easy. You can thank us later!
*Disclaimer: All information and advice given above in the blog are to the best of our knowledge. Please reconfirm at your end before execution.