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Tiling With Natural Stone 101

Jan 16, 2008
Using natural stone tiles is nothing new. It has been used for thousands of years for all sorts of indoor and outdoor projects.

What is new is the popularity it has regained in recent years. Everyone wants to incorporate it into their house somewhere. It can be quite expensive, so in order to get the best pricing available, be prepared to do some shopping around.

Almost any natural stone you choose, is probably going to be more expensive than other materials that you could choose for things like flooring, countertops, walls, or surrounds for things like swimming pools, bathtubs, and shower stalls. Natural stone can be purchased in different forms, but one of the most popular and lesser expensive ways is to use tiles.

While many people do prefer to use large slabs for things like countertops, tiles work perfectly for flooring, surrounds for fire places, patios and many other things.

You might think that the only options available in a natural stone tile would be earth tone colors like brown or grey, but nothing is further from the truth. They can be purchased in whites, green tones, red tones, black, gold tones, and more.

Aside from the many colors these tiles can come in, are the patterns and textures. You can get the swirling patterns that marble is most famous for, or little specks that are common in granite, or the smoother more blended style of sandstone. The possibilities are so varied you would think they are man made varieties.

If you live in a very populated area, you may have a better selection of local businesses that supply natural stone tiles, but if you live in a more rural area, you might have to travel further to get to see a really great selection.

An easy solution to help you determine what type of stone tile you want is to use the internet. Using the internet, you can expose yourself to as many styles and colors that are available, not to mention the best prices.

Using the internet can give you all the information you need about stone tiles. You can even learn how to do the installation yourself if you want to by visiting many of the do it your self websites. If your stone tile project is not very complicated, doing the work your self can be another great way to save some money.

Always use your common sense and look past the hype and you can make good decisions. things are never as hard as they seem.
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Dror Klar is an advocate and writer about top quality Jerusalem Stone and Granite. learn more about his sites
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