NATURAL STONE FOR HOME VILLA HOTEL PROJECTS.
NATURAL STONE TILES FOR KITCHEN AND BATHROOM
BY D.C. BHANDARI
NATURAL STONE TILES
What are natural stone tiles?
Popular Types of Stone for Tile. There are types of stone that are widely used in tile manufacture for residential purposes: marble, granite, slate, limestone, and basalt, Sandstone.
What is the best natural stone for floors?
Best options for natural-stone floors in the home villa hotel projects.
Granite. Granite is a great option for homeowners who have previously chosen granite slabs for their kitchen countertop.
Limestone. This material is ideal for kitchens with a rustic or traditional style.
How can I tell if my tile is a natural stone?
Marble tiles may have veins running through them, while travertine will have holes that have been filled with a resin. Run your fingers over areas of a different color; if they are smoother, the tile may be resin. Limestone tiles may have fossils, while granite may have a tightly packed granular pattern.
Natural Stone Tiles are a very popular floor, countertop and wall option among homeowners today. This popularity has helped contribute to the wide variety of styles and colors we have to choose from. In fact, there are so many choices, selecting the right one for you can be a little overwhelming. In order to help educate you on Natural Stone and help make your selection process a little more productive, here are things you should know about Natural Stone Tile:
Natural Stone Tiles are natural and not man-made. Because of this, you will get a variance from tile to tile and no two tiles will look alike. This is important to understand because many times the color shade will be slightly different as well. Some stone types have more variance than others. Because of this variance, it’s always a good idea to purchase a little extra material for your project. This will ensure that you will be able to weed out any tiles that you don’t like, and also you will have matching tile down the road if you are ever in need of a repair. The chance of you finding a matching tile down the road is very rare.
Depending on the type, each Natural Stone Tile has its own recommended uses. Natural Stones. More porous stones like Travertine, Marble, and Limestone are recommended for Kitchen Countertops but work well on floors and in bathroom walls and countertops. Slate is one of the few natural stone tiles that can hold up through climate and temperature changes and is suitable for outdoor use.
Natural Stone Tiles come in a wide variety of styles and colors and can add beauty to any room in your house. While they do require more maintenance than ceramic or porcelain tile, Natural Stone is very durable and is typically better for resale. Whichever type of stone you decide on for your particular project, consider these 3 items and it will make the selection process a little easier and more fun.
Blue onyx tile
A gorgeous glossy blue onyx tile at six inches square for this rather shallow kitchen counter. But what really gives this counter its flair is the 3x7 inch Botanical Cap Accent trim.
You may want to avoid Carrara high-gloss finishes, as they easily scratch. recommends double fired at higher temperatures, such as glazes on vitreous and porcelain bodies.
Large Granite Tiles
Granite Stone Kitchen Island Tiles and Countertops
Granite Larger tiles mean fewer seams on your counter—a bonus when it comes time to clean up.
Natural stone tile
Natural stone, these 12-inch square tiles World look. This treatment is bordered by a simple but effective matching edge treatment. This same stone covers the peripheral counters at a depth of two tiles. Stone and grout need to be sealed before they can be used for counters.
Multi-Colored Marble Tile
This large cooking/eating kitchen island gets mosaic tile treatment from Bedrosian's, a major tile retailer. Some tiles try to be serious and imposing; this tile is the opposite: its light beiges, tans, and pinks provide a friendly welcome for visitors to come and sit with a glass of wine while they cook whips up that evening's fantastic creation.
Banswara marble tiles
A nice, unusual Banswara marble stones line installed on both the front and top of this bathroom counter. This is a Banswara marble with shimmers of gold and purple to give your bathroom the feel of an oceanside sunset. The one-inch dimension allows for greater flexibility with countertops of varying depth.
You will want to install small tiles with caution. The issue is the seams between the tiles. Seams tend to act as little valleys that accumulate crumbs and, if you're not careful, dirt and grime. As such, you'll tend to find this type of application in bathrooms more than in kitchens. One solution is to lay larger tiles. The only issue with that: larger tiles tend to look ungainly in small spaces.
Long and Narrow Modern Italian marble
Modern Italian Marble Tile on Kitchen Countertop
this is their dry pressed At dimensions of 6x18 inches and classified as porcelain, it is well-suited for counter installation. They also have a rolled-edge 12x13 inch which, when doubled-up, would cover half of the countertop depth as well as obviate the need for edge pieces.
Stone- Italian marble Countertop
Italian Counter Stone
If you like the look of stone on your counters but not the work associated with installing and maintaining stone, look for porcelain that has a stone look. Italian marble comes in both the beige shown here or in a charcoal gray which they call Black. This line has matching quarter-rounds and caps to finish off your installation, making it look totally professional.
Countertop Tile Travertine
You probably are installing real travertine stone on your countertops anytime soon. With its distinctively pitted surface, it's not the best material for counters. Even filled and hone, travertine doesn't make it onto kitchen counters very often. But you can get the feel and look of travertine with this in Mocha color. Shown are six-inch square tiles with matching six-inch quarter rounds and quarter round corners.
Light Green Square serpentine stone Bathroom Counter Tiles
Serpentine stone Tile Counter Ideas - Kitchen Tile
A light green-brown serpentine tile wows this bathroom with six-inch square tiles that run nearly four rows deep. Note the 12-inch vanity over-hang made of the same tile. This product goes all the way up to 18-inch squares for floor installation, too.