Home Flooring: Are Natural Stone Carpets Good for Your Home
Go back to Articles & Resources Home Flooring – Natural stone carpets are seamless, durable, tasteful and slightly porous floor finishes. Made from millions of stones, polished by nature, stone carpets combine natural beauty with lasting durability. They are commonly used for commercial purposes and in public spaces due to their sturdiness and easy maintenance. But are natural stone carpets appropriate for your home?
Below are some of the reasons why natural stone carpets are the home flooring choice of more and more people today.
Home Flooring Made Easy To Clean
Due to their water tight structure, they are very low maintenance and easy to clean. We are all aware of the tedious vacuum cleaning and washing of carpets, polishing of wood floors and scrubbing stubborn staining off tiles. Unlike those, stone carpets can be quickly vacuumed and washed down with a moist cloth and typical spillages like coffee and wine will not leave lasting stains. There is no need of time-consuming polishing; they always look their best with no extra effort. Dust and dirt are vacuumed away effortlessly. Cleaning your stone carpet is therefore simple and effective. Natural stone carpet flooring is so practical that it can be used for any room of the home – in kitchens, bathrooms, bedrooms, halls and conservatories, saving you oodles of cleaning time and effort.
Home Flooring Durability & Safety
Using the finest quality natural stones, natural stone carpets are highly durable. They don’t chip, scratch or mark easily which makes them children & pet friendly. Their non-slip covering makes them the ideal choice of flooring for families with children and older adults.
Are Natural Stone Carpets Too Cold for Home Hlooring?
Contrary to the common opinion, natural stone flooring is not a cold surface at all. In fact it is much warmer flooring alternative to conventional tiles and wood. Porous by design, natural stone carpets retain heat and provide a comfortable warm feel to the home. Epoxy resin, the adhesive used, takes on the ambient temperature so that your stone floor doesn’t feel as cold as wood or tiles. Actually, stone carpets have the same heat retention as a timber floor. Under floor heating is therefore unnecessary.
Multiple Decorative Options for Your Home Flooring
Natural stone carpets are made of high quality solvent-free epoxy resins and various types of gravel and quartz. By mixing the types of gravel and/or quartz, and even laying these in a pleasing decorative pattern, a stone carpet can be created to match any taste and preferences and respond to the rest of your home look and feel. Seamless when laid, natural stone carpets fit neatly around the contours of your floor and can be laid over tiles and other coverings. Typically a selection of stones and colour variations are chosen to create an impressive finish, which blends in with your surrounding interiors. You have a vast choice of colour and stone combinations in order to achieve the perfect interior experience. Usually samples are provided before laying each floor to make sure the look is absolutely right!
Home Flooring Choice & Health Implications
There is always some mould and dust everywhere – in the air and on many surfaces. Mould grows where there is moisture and dust access pretty much everything surrounding our daily life.
Some people are sensitive to melds and/or dust. Sometimes melds or dust can cause nasal stuffiness, throat irritation, coughing or wheezing, eye irritation, or, in some cases, skin irritation. People who have developed allergies may have more severe reactions. These people should stay away from areas that are likely to retain mould and dust, such as compost piles, cut grass, wooded areas, books, carpets or any surface & surface that is likely to gather dust and mould in excessive amount.
Due to its composition, natural stone carpet is a very suitable solution for your home if you need to keep the dust and mould levels to a bare minimum. If there are children and adults with asthma and other debilitating dust allergies in your household you need to consider a dust/mould free agent as a home flooring solution.
Your Home Flooring Value & Price
Pricewise it may come as a surprise that a natural stone carpet usually comes cheaper comparing to many wood and tile finishes. Adding their long life span, durability and easy maintenance increase their value in money, care and time for redecorating.
A natural stone carpet has the advantages of a carpet – comfort and warmth: the advantages of wood – a natural look; and the advantages of tiles – it is easy to clean. A natural stone carpet is a perfect solution for people who find synthetic floor coverings too vulnerable and tiles too hard and cold.
Natural Stone Carpets Ltd. provides both Home flooring and Commercial flooring, itis currently market leader in Ireland in the area of Sales, Supply and the application of Natural Stone Carpet in the private and project markets.