Natural Stone Tiles
All natural stone tiles are excavated from natural quarries and are processed from much larger stone blocks. Their journey begins with extracting the stone blocks from quarries using large industrial specialist equipment, these blocks then are transported to factories where they are resized to the dimensions, finishes and shapes introduced into the market for customers to choose from for their unique projects.
Natural stones have been used in construction projects for centuries, as well as for decoration such as monuments, and historical buildings and more notably to most, even the pyramids have been constructed using natural stone blocks.
Natural stone tiles produced for the world market do not contain any harmful substances to your health therefore, you can use them with confidence and peace of mind. Environmentally, with the assumption that the stone is manufactured by environment-conscious manufacturers, the production of natural stones has less carbon footprint than other man-made materials. Natural stones have a very luxurious look and feel. For these reasons, it is very advantageous to use natural stone tiles for your projects.
Processing of Natural Stones with Advanced Technology
With the ever-developing new technologies, natural stone blocks can be processed into different shapes much easier than ever before. The result is that natural stone tiles are more accessible by many more clients, rather than using them in just high-end construction projects.
With the help of new technologies:
- Manufacturer can increase product diversity.
- More variety of shapes and sizes can be processed with outstanding designs.
- Bigger slabs can be manufactured in more economical ways, which leads to an expansion of areas where stones are used.
- Harder geometric shapes can now cost less to produce, thanks to bulk manufacturing.
Which natural stone tiles are available on the market?
The main natural stones listed below are manufactured in tile formats for the general market:
Marble stone tiles generally offer durability and a luxurious look and feel. Marble is one of the most preferred natural stones in tiling. You can see on our website that we offer many types of quality marble tiles for walls and floors, please use the navigation to find the perfect marble tile.
Travertine natural stone forms and is obtained from geo-thermally heated spring water sources. The travertine range is generally available in beige, brown or silver, and grey tones. Due to their warm look and extremely competitive price tag, Travertine ranges are some of the best sellers within the natural stone tiles market.
Travertine natural stone is obtained from hot water sources. It is generally in beige and brown or grey tones. Due to their warm look and price tag, they are one of the best sellers in natural stone tiles.
Limestone generally is made up of remains of shells from sea animals that inhabited the water, as well as other living organisms like coral etc. The fragments of these animals and living organisms have been deposited on water beds for millions of years which then form a hard compressed rock, these are excavated and produced in sizes for commercial and home use, this is why in many Limestones, you will notice the existence of natural shells.
Slate tiles are even more uniquely produced. This special stone forms under low-grade metamorphic conditions under relatively low pressures and temperatures. Slates are split from quarried blocks which are then split using basic techniques to ensure a more natural riven surface is exposed to achieve the most rustic look and feel after installation. Slate tiles are very popular in the natural stone world, they have different characteristics and finishes than any other natural stone type.
Granite is an igneous natural stone. Therefore, it is one of the hardest and densest natural stones used by end users, this makes them extremely robust and durable. It has a chemical-resistant structure. For such reasons, particularly for commercial projects, granite tiles can be used as a tiling solution. Generally, they are more suited as kitchen worktops due to their extremely robust nature.
Basalt and onyx are other natural rock types that are less used as natural stone tiles, basalt can be used as outdoor stones whereas onyx stones are mainly used as a decorating material.
Why Use Natural Stone?
There are many advantages of choosing natural stones such as marble, limestone, travertine in building materials as natural stone tile. Some of them are:
- Natural stones are extremely durable materials.
- They are resistant to pressure and abrasion (the resistance degree depends on thickness and materials).
- They can be used in indoor and outdoor spaces (depending on material).
- Thanks to new technologies, there are more choices in the market than before.
- They do not contain any substances harmful to health and can be used with ease of mind.
- Elegant and appealing for many.
- By their nature, natural stones are not flammable, so they offer a safer option.
Natural Stone Tiles Prices
Although prices of natural stone tiles vary according to the type of stone being considered. Here at Stone Deals, we always aim to offer natural stone tiles at affordable prices compared to other companies in the market. Our easy-to-order sample service is a fantastic way for our customers to try and see small pieces of stone before committing to any purchase.
Over the history of our online company, it is undeniable that the quality and value of our products are the best in the market, simply looking at our reviews speaks for itself. We cannot dictate the pricing of other suppliers within the market, which listings may be made up of lesser-quality materials. Here at Stone Deals, what we always aim to do is provide the best prices for the grade of materials we supply to our customers.