A brief history of Stone Tile
Foundations of the Art
For almost as long as humanity has existed we have been using polished stone tile as our flooring in our homes and other important places of gathering. The ancient Greeks were some of the first to ever utilize marble in their architecture roughly 3000 years ago. The use of high quality stone has stood the test of time as one of the most aesthetic and durable methods to cover a floor.
Modernization of the Art
The modernization of the tile industry has brought about even more impressively strong flooring mediums. We are able to reform and reinforce already tough stone to create a tile that will outlast any other natural counterpart. Beyond the integrity of the tile we are able to reproduce the look of natural stone with re-manufactured crude product. This leads to a much cheaper and still very visually pleasing end product. With technology doing it’s part there is no telling what will be next in the world of stone tile!
Styles of Tiling
There are multiple different ways to set tile, and each one brings it’s own unique touch of beauty into your home or business. What style best suits you depends on what you are willing to pay for. The more complex the job, the longer it will take to complete. Tiling is an art form that requires a keen eye and steady hand. Check out this article on Houzz here to find out more about tile patterns, and get started on your floor today! Heres another helpful article on how to choose the right tile for your home or business.
Making your tile last
Making sure your long investment is secure for the years to come, and can be depended on through whatever uncertainty come it’s way is a tricky but worthwhile task. Stone flooring is no exception to the rule. Much of the quality in tiling comes from craftsmanship. On the end of the supplier, but also the installer. A poorly set floor, or cheap tiles can spell disaster in a very short time. This risk is only amplified by having large pets or children. A shattered tile is never a good thing, and can end up causing a cascading failure in the flooring. We specialize in flooring and have completed many stone tiling jobs. Contact us today to book a quote and see our artists in action, or check out our work here!