Pros and Cons of Natural Stone Flooring in Your Kitchen

Natural stone tile is known for being classy and beautiful all thanks to wonderful Mother Nature. But, of course, like any other material, it has its good points and bad points. So, to help you decide if it’s a good flooring material for your kitchen, let’s get into the pros and cons.

Pros

Long-lasting

This is a flooring material that is literally as hard as a rock, the name pretty much gives that away. Yes, it’s actually a rock which makes it a durable, long-lasting flooring choice you’re your kitchen.

Aesthetic Appeal

Since natural stone is a product of nature, the details are different when it comes to each piece, making each tile unique. And the wide array of sizes, shapes and colors available offer an endless amount of kitchen design possibilities.

Easy to Clean and Maintain

When properly sealed, natural stone is easy to clean and keep looking fresh and new. Simple sweeping, dust-mopping or vacuuming prior to wet-mopping with a pH-balanced neutral cleaner or warm water will do the trick.

Not Slippery

Natural stone is sturdy, durable and provides good traction. It’s not slippery like ceramic and other materials, which makes it a safe option for kids and pets, especially in the kitchen.

Cons

Porous

Natural stone is porous and to help prevent it from staining and water damage, it needs to be regularly treated with a sealing agent.

Chipping

While it is known to chip, some natural stone varieties, like slate, are relatively easy to fix when chipped. But repairs for other types of stones can be expensive and labor-sensitive.

Cost

Because it’s a natural material, natural stone tiles are some of the most expensive flooring options. But, their luxurious look makes the expense worth it if your kitchen renovation budget allows for it, of course.

So, with the pros and cons of natural stone laid out for you, it’s now easier to start deciding if it’s the right flooring choice for your kitchen. And if you visit one of our locations, you can also see the beautiful natural stone collections in person to make your decision process even better!


At Avalon Flooring, we want to make sure you’re happy from your first step in our showroom to your first step on your new flooring—and as your partner in home design, we’ll be there every step along the way. Consider us your “One-Stop Shopping” destination for all things flooring…(and window treatments)!

Our design consultants are equipped with the knowledge to guide you through the wide selection of products we offer, and our expert installation team is professionally trained to make sure everything gets installed the way you envision. We know your home is an expression of your sense of style, and we’re here to make sure you’ll be proud of it for years to come.

If you have any questions, please email us.