At Floor Coverings International of Carmel, we carry a wide selection of natural stone tiles. From granite to limestone, you’re sure to find the perfect look and style for your Carmel home. As a full-service flooring company, we believe it’s important to understand the pros and cons of each of your options. Here are the pros and cons of natural stone tiles:

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  1. Natural stone tiles are striking and make a beautiful statement in any home. You can choose a dramatic slate or an intricate sandstone; all of which have an amazingly elegant effect.
  2. If you’re looking for durability, you’ve found your material! Stone tiles will easily last a lifetime in your home and make a great long-term investment. They can be treated to be waterproof and are perfect for resisting stains.
  3. Stone is great for temperature regulation too! Natural stones keep cool in the summer and radiant heating can keep them warm in the winter.
  4. In general, natural stone tiles are very low-maintenance. No need for any expensive chemical cleaners! A light mop will do the trick for both regular cleaning and wiping up spills.


  1. All that beauty and durability comes at a price. Natural stone tiles are known for being expensive and can be out of budget for many homeowners. When looking at the upfront price tag, it’s important to consider that natural stone tiles do wonders for increasing your home’s resale value.
  2. While the hardness of a natural stone floor is appealing to some, those with young kids may prefer a softer and more forgiving floor. Placing area rugs in high-traffic areas can be a good compromise until those kids get older.
  3. Additionally, some styles will require sealants to make them completely waterproof.

Natural stone tiles are heavy and notoriously difficult to install. So make sure you hire a team of professionals to handle installation. At Floor Coverings International of Carmel we’ve installed natural stone tiles all across the Carmel area. 

Are Natural Stone Tiles Right for Me?

If you think natural stone tile might be a good fit for your home, give our team at Floor Coverings International of Carmel a call to set up a free, personalized consultation. We are local to Carmel and can help answer any flooring questions you may have.

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