Across the nation, the words "Classic Rock" conjure up images of rock n' roll icons like Jimi Hendrix, Pink Floyd, Led Zeppelin, Janis Joplin, and Bob Dylan. For homeowners on the hunt for stone tile, however, there's a lot more attention being paid to rockin' kitchen floors than rockin' the free world. If you've got granite on your mind more than the Grateful Dead these days, here's a stone tile primer for the ages! Rock on!
We Will, We Will Rock You!
These six simple words, first made famous by the legendary rock band Queen, are now sung everywhere from little league baseball games to big time professional sporting events. Not surprisingly, there is just as much rock to go around when it comes to choosing the right stone tile for your home. When asked which type of stone homeowners should look for, Peter Taschioglou, founder of Peter Tasch Tile and Stone in Gresham, OR, suggested that homeowners look to granite, limestone, marble, and travertine for their stone tile needs.
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Like a Rolling Stone
If you were lucky enough to make it to Woodstock in ı69, you know that there are some times when it is possible to have it all. Imagine Santana, Hendrix, Joplin, Jefferson Airplane, and the Who all in one place! Unfortunately for homeowners, having it all isnıt an option with stone tile. Once you select the stone of your choosing, itıs time to narrow it down even further and settle on a style and texture. According to the website real-estate-agents.com, here are the most popular options that homeowners have to choose from:
Of course, classic rock isn't all love and free concerts. It has a dark side, too, especially when you look at Hendrix, Joplin, Jim Morrison, or any of the other rock icons who played hard but died young. On the stone tile front, homeowners should know that there is a downside to selecting stone, as well. "All stone is porous," points out Taschliogou, "You've got to seal them all to protect them against staining." The other option, according to Taschliogou, are new lines of porcelain tile. "You can't really duplicate stone's look," he says, "but with new lines of porcelain you can come pretty close." Not only that, but it's a much lower maintenance material, as well. "Iım seeing a lot of stone tile being replaced by porcelain," Taschliogou says, "especially for people with kids since porcelain is so much easier to maintain."
Whether you opt for stone tile or a ceramic alternative, it's tough to go wrong when you choose stone tile. To quote the great Bob Dylan: "Everybody let's get stoned!"