Everything You Need To Know About Your Slate Floor
What is Slate? To learn about your slate floor, we must first understand natural slate itself and its journey to eventually become your floor. Slate is a fine-grained metamorphic rock. Metamorphic rocks are existing rocks that have gone through a process called metamorphism. Slate, in particular, starts off as a shale type of sedimentary rock..
What is Travertine Flooring?
Travertine and more specifically travertine flooring is a natural stone and is a type of limestone that has been formed in a natural mineral spring, particularly a hot spring. Travertine tiles are formed due to rapid precipitation of calcium carbonate due to the intense heat and movement. Travertine is a rough surface that is easily..
Marvellous Marble: A Guide To Marble Flooring
What is Marble? To understand the properties of your marble flooring, you must first understand what marble is and how it came to be on your floor. For example, did you know that marble, in fact, started out as the natural stone, limestone? When limestone is exposed to heat and pressure it goes through a..
Cleaning Limestone Floors
Your Complete Guide To Limestone An important part of caring and maintaining your limestone floor is to know all there is to know about it. Cleaning limestone can be a difficult task if you won’t know what you are dealing with or the best way to clean it. Understanding the composition of your limestone floor..
A Guide To Terracotta Flooring
What is Terracotta? Before we start talking about terracotta flooring, let’s first answer the question of ‘what is terracotta?’ Terracotta means ‘baked earth’ in Italian and is essentially just that. It is refined mud that is shaped whilst wet, dried and then hardened in a kiln. It is the oldest type of ceramic in the..