Designers and homeowners choose natural stone flooring for the kind of beauty that can’t be manufactured. Even the names travertine, limestone and marble have a lovely, exotic quality to them. They aptly describe these unique “building blocks” that reflect and merge with the surrounding landscape. Architects use them wherever an organic look is desired. They are stunning, for instance, in fountain installations, fireplaces and retaining walls.
Homeowners anticipating a second home or remodeling project are becoming more interested in limestone tiles. Whether used for pool decks or countertops, limestone is taking over from synthetic flooring and heavier natural materials. Before interior or exterior home designs are even in the planning stage, homeowners can take the time to learn about the stone tile alternatives from an online source. A reputable importer uses its website to educate buyers and installers, as well as to sell its products.
You may struggle to think of any one thing in a house that has the power to impress like the sophisticated look of top quality travertine tile flooring. In fact, since it does not have as wide a market as some of the other stones, travertine is truly a symbol of luxury.
Move over Congoleum and Pergo, natural stone tile has taken over as the most sought-after flooring around the world. Homeowners are always interested in finding base coverings that look great and require little to no maintenance. Now many are stepping out on the latest architectural fashion: travertine, marble, limestone and basalt mosaic tiles and pavers. The functional perks are secondary only to stone’s impressive good looks. When creatively and professionally applied, this indoor or outdoor flooring garners instant recognition as top-of-the-line material.
Q: Can Gothicstone ship stone? What is the minimum quantities? A: Yes, Gothicstone ships stone all over the world. The minimum quantity to ship would be one pallet. The Gothicstone Pavers are packaged, by the pallet, in the french pattern and each pallet holds 160 square feet of pavers and weigh 2400 lbs. Typically for 18×18 inch stone tile, the pallet holds 320 square feet of stone.
At Gothicstone, we have a wide range of natural stone paving tiles for driveways, walkways, steps and patios. We offer this kind of a range and take great care in our fabrication and installation as we recognize how much value the right kind of outdoor paving can add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. In fact, it is often the yard, garden and driveway that determine the difference between a neat appearance and an untidy appearance for a residential space.
Q: What is the difference between travertine, limestone and marble? A: Limestone is the youngest of all these stones. Actually, limestone is a sedimentary stone usually found in ocean beds. Typically, limestone is not very interesting however, most of the buildings around the world (ie: Washington, DC, Empire State Building) have been built with sedimentary limestone. It is the most common building material in the world. Travertine is a type of “morphed” limestone but it is created from Artesian wells which means lime has been deposited by water. Travertine makes an excellent use for any indoor or outdoor area because it never gets hot (no metal content in the stone), it is twice the strength of concrete and is non-slippery. Travertine is durable for any application both commercially and residential – it is about 50 million years old. Marble, on the other hand, is about 100 million years old and is[...]
The best architectural accents are multi-functional. They not only enhance the finish of your décor but also satisfy the need for practicality and are easy to maintain. At GothicStone we know that of all the materials used for architectural accents, natural stone serves best in adding that signature element to the style in your room and optimizing the functionality.
A growing awareness of the importance of living in harmony with nature is one of the positive trends in this day and age. It is no co-incidence that the popularity of natural stone architectural features such as pavers and tiles is growing right along with this trend. Limestone, granite, travertine, marble and bluestone pavers and tiles not only suggest fine taste and sophisticated style both in and outside your home, but also seem to draw you towards nature itself.
No matter what kind of architectural feature you may have created with natural stone pavers, such as a walkway, a full-fledged patio or even a small sitting area, durability is always a top requirement. This is why paver edging is crucial. This process, utilizing paver restraints, secures the pavers and prevents them from shifting out of position, while protecting the sand base from eroding. The result is that your landscape feature lasts for years just the way it was created.