Quartzite, often just called “quartz”, is a gorgeous natural stone tile that can be used anywhere in the home. Its natural properties enable it to blend with nearly any design style. In fact, though furniture and aesthetics are likely to change, quartz floors have a natural, timeless beauty that will bring value to your home for years to come. Read on to find out how to use quartzite tile in your Orlando, FL home or business.
Indoor or Outdoor. Quartz is incredibly strong, water-resistant, and easy to clean. Therefore, it can serve as a versatile floor that can truly go anywhere in the house. While other natural floors demand caution in watery areas like the bathroom or kitchen, quartz doesn’t even bat an eye at moisture.
Pair with Area Rugs. They look great on their own, but it may be wise to also use area rugs for acoustic purposes, especially in larger rooms. Also, like other natural stones or tiles, quartz can feel cold underfoot in the winter. During the winter or on cold mornings, you’ll be glad you have some area rugs.
Seal and reseal. Avoid any potential damage by sealing your floors following installation and regularly through the years. While it is water resistant, most natural stones have large pores that should be filled to avoid excess water seeping into the stone and developing mold or mildew. Sealing your floors with a durable finish will also keep it looking pristine and scratch-free!
Patio use. Being able to enjoy our patios and backyards almost year round is a privilege we get from living in Florida. Because of this, it’s important to invest in a high-quality floor that can stand up to outdoor pressures. Quartz is highly resistant to heat, so the strong sun won’t affect its form or dull its colors. After all, quartz stone was formed after being under massive pressure at heat for many, many years.
If you’re interested in using quartzite tile in your home or business in Orlando, Floor Coverings International Winter Garden can help you get the project done! Give us a call to schedule a free consultation to view samples and learn more about the benefits of quartz.
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