Here at Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert, we work hard to keep you up to date on the latest flooring products and trends. One of the newest innovations in tile flooring at the moment is engineered stone – a composite flooring material that combines the best features of both natural stone and luxury vinyl.
Our experts are here to share some of the top facts about engineered stone floors so you can decide if they’re right for your Chandler home.
1. It’s Versatile
Engineered stone flooring can be installed in a variety of spaces, including kitchens, bathrooms, laundry rooms, and basements. It is also available in many different styles that recreate the natural color and texture of materials like marble, slate, and travertine. As with other types of tile, you also have the option to grout engineered stone and lay it in a variety of patterns. Whatever look you are going for, it’s easy to find an engineered stone tile that will blend perfectly.
2. It’s Durable
Engineered stone consists primarily of quarried limestone, giving it a strong and durable core of natural stone. In addition, it is covered with a non-porous vinyl that helps to protect it from everyday wear and tear.
3. It’s Comfortable
One of the common complaints of traditional tile and stone flooring is that it can feel quite cold on bare feet. Not engineered stone! Its unique construction makes it much warmer and less rigid than traditional tile, so you can walk and stand on it comfortably.
4. It’s Easy to Maintain
While natural stone is beautiful, it is also notorious for being difficult to maintain. Traditional natural stone tile is porous, so it must be carefully cleaned, sealed, and kept away from acidic substances. Because engineered stone incorporates vinyl on its surface, it repels stains and dirt and does not require sealing.
Are you curious to see engineered stone for yourself? Then give us a call! Floor Coverings International Chandler-Gilbert offers free consultations to homeowners in Chandler, Gilbert, Ahwatukee, Tempe, Mesa, Maricopa and beyond.
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