Both stone and ceramic tile floors are natural, beautiful, and always stylish. The naturally cool, hard surface is ideal for warm climates and does not harbor dust or allergens. Before choosing a specific type of stone, arm yourself with knowledge to find the best fit.
The amount and size of pores in a stone, referred to as porosity, affects its strength and stain resistance. If you plan to install stone in a high-traffic area, such as a kitchen, mudroom, or family bath, you’ll want to choose a hard, dense stone that is nonporous, such as granite or slate. Softer, more porous stones, such as marble, limestone, and travertine, require regular applications of sealants and frequent cleaning to prevent staining and pitting.
Stone tiles have been used in home interiors for thousands of years. They are made by slicing boulders and slabs of rock into thin squares or rectangles. The appearance of stone varies from tile to tile due to veining, natural imperfections, and even fossils. Color palettes also vary by the type of stone and location of the quarry.
Samples of Our Stone & Tile Flooring
Jerry Smith Flooring represents flooring from the finest tile manufacturers including:
The floor-covering experts at Jerry Smith Flooring provide sales, installation, and repair of all types of residential and commercial flooring. We are currently licensed in Indian River, Brevard, Martin, and St. Lucie Counties. We proudly serve Stuart, Pt. St Lucie, Ft. Pierce, Vero Beach, Indian River Shores, Orchid Island, Palm Bay, Melbourne, and all other surrounding communities.