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When researching Natural Floor Tile, there’s a great variety to choose from.  Depending on the location for tiling in the office, home or business will help determine the best suitable tiling for your needs.  For example:  Is the area being tiled going to be in a normally wet, humid, or dry area?  Is the area high in foot traffic where the tile installation is going in?  Is the area prone to potential drop hazards?  Having these answers ahead of time helps narrow down which type of Natural Floor Tiling is best suited.  Every tile has what’s known as an absorption rate.  Impervious materials (unlike travertine) are resistant to fluid liquids, and the primary use for these are found in locations of high-traffic areas, wet environments, and commercial buildings.  These types of tiles are significantly easier to maintain, and much more durable.  Vitreous type materials have a normal level of absorption for use in flooring applications. Our friends in Australia own a tiling company called Tilers Sunshine Coast, and they often use a variety of natural tiles throughout the homes they work on as well. The current 2020 trend for tiles is using materials that have an earthy and textured look as well as a warm feel.


Natural Stone Flooring in Scottsdale Arizona

Usually, Natural Tiles may be found in low to mid-level foot traffic areas, and they can be used outdoors or indoors.  Semi-vitreous flooring is less absorbent, and will require more maintenance then the other densities previously mentioned. Natural tile that’s semi-vitreous should primarily be installed in dry environments based on its semi-absorptive characteristics.  Non-vitreous tile is among the highest absorption levels of all natural floor tile material options.  This style of tiling installations should never be installed in or around moisture or wet environments. We are able to get away with doing some outdoor tile installation in Scottsdale since it doesn’t rain much, but primarily we advise indoor installation for non-vitreous. The more dense the tiling is, the less absorptive the tile will be. 

Sandstone is among the more porous types of tile materials. Granite with it’s density is virtually waterproof.  Natural stone tiling is prone to oxidization over time.  Oxidization is detrimental to long-term effectiveness if they’re installed in an outdoor environment, and it’s based on the natural elements they have.  Lucky for us in Scottsdale, we don’t have to worry as much about this issue, as water is the primary factor for premature degradation of sandstone tiling.  We’ll do natural stone tile installation outdoors and indoors, but the best idea is to use a more dense material for outdoor applications when possible.  A non-vitreous material is more susceptible to absorbing desert dust, rain, and desert dirt.  Stone tiles with a lower coefficient of friction will have a higher likelihood of creating slipping hazards in and around hot tubs and swimming pools.

We only provide the best quality Grade A level tiling for our customers, unless we’re specifically instructed to provide lower.

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Natural Stone Tile is a completely unique creation because it is designed by nature.  It creates a feeling of being connected with nature by bringing outdoor attributes to your indoor tranquil environment.  Usually, Natural Stone Tile will have the lowest environmental impact versus the other forms of tile on the market.  Granite, Quartzite and some types of Slate are most suitable for wet, moist, or damp environments.  The other types of natural tiling are going to be subject to a higher maintenance schedule, sealing and treatment applications.  Some of the all natural tiles are inherently brittle and are prone to cracking in high impact areas.  Feel free to consult one of our tiling professionals for more information on the choosing the best tile for the application on your project.  Call us today.

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