Enjoy the unique
textures of nature.

Natural stone tile brings natural colours and textures to your home. It adds
quality and warmth to a room that’s not possible with any other material.

The choice is yours.

Browse our natural stone types and get to know the benefits and considerations of each.

  • Slate
  • Travertine
  • Marble
  • Granite
  • Sandstone
  • Limestone
  • Slate natural stone is available in deep greens, blues, greys, purples and has a matte surface.

    Ideal Rooms

    Any room in the house that requires slip resistance.

    Benefits

    Value – Natural stone is a feature that can add value to your home.

    Sustainability – With regular maintenance, natural stone products are one of the most sustainable products on the market.

    Pet-friendly – Natural stone flooring is a good option for homes with pets.

    Considerations

    Looks – Due to natural stone’s unique characteristics, the product you receive does not always look the same as the sample as each tile is inherently subject to variation in shadings and markings.

    Temperature – Natural stone floors can be cold in winter months (consider infloor heating), but cool to the touch in summer.

    Resealing – With natural stone flooring, resealing is often required on an ongoing basis.

    This stone features a matte finish and offers warmth that other natural stone products don’t. This stone is a sedimentary rock composed of calcite and is softer than others.

    Ideal Rooms

    Any room in the house, as well as on walls and in showers.

    Benefits

    Value – Natural stone is a feature that can add value to your home.

    Sustainability – With regular maintenance, natural stone products are one of the most sustainable products on the market.

    Pet-friendly– Natural stone flooring is a good option for homes with pets.

    Considerations

    Scratches – Travertine does have a tendency to scratch and stain due to its porous surface.

    Looks – Due to natural stone’s unique characteristics, the product you receive does not always look the same as the sample as each tile is inherently subject to variation in shadings and markings.

    Temperature – Natural stone floors can be cold in winter months (consider in-floor heating), but cool to the touch in summer.

    Resealing – With natural stone flooring, resealing is often required on an ongoing basis.

    The classic choice with a honed finish.

    Ideal Rooms

    Entrance ways, kitchens, bathrooms and fireplaces.

    Benefits

    Value – Natural stone is a feature that can add value to your home.

    Sustainability – With regular maintenance, natural stone products are one of the most sustainable products on the market.

    Pet-friendly – Natural stone flooring is a good option for homes with pets.

    Considerations

    Sealing – Marble natural stone does require sealing and polishing. Resealing is often required on an ongoing basis.

    Looks – Due to natural stone’s unique characteristics, the product you receive does not always look the same as the sample as each tile is inherently subject to variation in shadings and markings.

    Temperature – Natural stone floors can be cold in winter months (consider in-floor heating), but cool to the touch in summer.

    Granite is one of the hardest natural stones available. It’s often flecked with bits of minerals that produce a stalk and paper look, and in some cases, form veins.

    Ideal Rooms

    Kitchens, bathrooms, hallways and fireplaces.

    Benefits

    Shine – Granite holds it shine beautifully and repels water. It is difficult to stain and scratch and keeps its glamour.

    Value – Natural stone is a feature that can add value to your home.

    Sustainability – With regular maintenance, natural stone products are one of the most sustainable products on the market.

    Pet-friendly – Natural stone flooring is a good option for homes with pets.

    Considerations

    Looks – Due to natural stone’s unique characteristics, the product you receive does not always look the same as the sample as each tile is inherently subject to variation in shadings and markings.

    Temperature – Natural stone floors can be cold in winter months, but cool to the touch in summer.

    Resealing – With natural stone flooring, resealing is often required on an ongoing basis.

    Sandstone is a metamorphic rock with mild colour variation and consistent tones.

    Ideal Rooms

    Kitchens, showers and surrounding bathtubs.

    Benefits

    Value – Natural stone is a feature that can add value to your home.

    Sustainability – With regular maintenance, natural stone products are one of the most sustainable products on the market.

    Pet-friendly – Natural stone flooring is a good option for homes with pets.

    Considerations

    Looks – Due to natural stone’s unique characteristics, the product you receive does not always look the same as the sample as each tile is inherently subject to variation in shadings and markings.

    Temperature – Natural stone floors can be cold in winter months (consider infloor heating), but cool to the touch in summer.

    Resealing – With natural stone flooring, resealing is often required on an ongoing basis.

    Limestone is a natural stone that has hardened through time and tectonic action.

    Ideal Rooms

    Kitchens, entranceways and bathrooms.

    Benefits

    Value – Natural stone has become a feature that can add value to your home.

    Sustainability – With regular maintenance, natural stone products are one of the most sustainable products on the market.

    Pet-friendly – Natural stone flooring is a good option for homes with pets.

    Considerations

    Sealing – Limestone does require sealing to prevent staining. Resealing is often required on an ongoing basis.

    Looks – Due to natural stone’s unique characteristics, the product you receive does not always look the same as the sample as each tile is inherently subject to variation in shadings and markings.

    Temperature – Natural stone floors can be cold in winter months (consider infloor heating), but cool to the touch in summer.

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Tips to think about.

Pre-Work

Depending on the existing floor covering, there this could be an additional expense if removal of your old flooring is required. Also depending on the condition of your sub-floor, additional work may be needed.

Porous Product

Natural stone is very porous and is susceptible to staining and as a result, does require a regular sealing maintenance regime.

In-floor Heating

Consider installing an in-floor heating system when your natural stone flooring is being installed. In-floor heating is considered a premium heating method and will add to the resale value of your home.

Lasts a Lifetime

Natural Stone floors are one of the longest-lasting flooring products on the market today. Unlike other flooring which has to be replaced periodically, properly installed natural stone will last a lifetime and will add value to your home.

Subflooring

A proper subfloor is required so there is no movement when installing Natural Stone on wood substrates. Otherwise, the movement of a subfloor will cause cracking of natural stone or popping of grout. This applies also to concrete slabs where a proper membrane must be used to prevent cracking of natural stone tiles with the movement of the house during different seasons. Natural stone is heavy and the weight of this flooring material needs to be supported by a strong and stable subfloor. If considering natural stone as a flooring choice you’ll need to check on your home structure.

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Installed by us.

You’ll receive your full Nufloors pre-installation guide that will outline everything you need to know regarding installation.

Paint

If you are planning to paint, wallpaper, or do any other remodeling in the room, try to do this before your flooring is installed. Keep extra paint to allow for post-installation touchups.

Move Furniture

Who is moving the furniture? Plan this in advance. Ensure to remove all fragile items from the room.

Remove your existing Floor

Make sure you know who is removing your existing flooring. Speak with Nufloors about this.

Check door clearances

Measure door clearances before you have your new flooring installed. If the new flooring is thicker than your existing floor, your door bottoms may rub. Plan in advance to have someone shave or saw each door so it does not drag.

Frequently asked questions.

What’s the flooring buying process?

Visit us. 

Come in and see the natural stone for yourself. Our team of sales associates will help you select the perfect flooring for your home. Be sure to bring furniture swatches of fabric, bedspreads, wallpaper and paint that will be in the room.

 

Free In-home estimate. 

Nufloors provides a free in-home measurement and estimate. This is when we determine how much flooring you’ll need.

 

Confirmation and preparation.

Once the quote is accepted, we will schedule and confirm the project time with you. All preparation work will be discussed in detail.

What will sales associates ask me?

  • Is there light or heavy traffic in this room?
  • What is the room used for?
  • Do you want a casual, formal or somewhere in between look?
  • Do you have children or pets?
  • Do you have a certain colour in mind?
  • Is there a style you’ve owned or seen that you really like?

Can you install natural stone over concrete?

When installing stone over concrete slabs or basements it is recommended to have a crack isolation membrane installed first. This will eliminate the concrete cracks from penetrating up through the tile. It there is no membrane installed, Nufloors will not warranty cracking tile over concrete.

Is a sub-floor needed?

A proper subfloor is required so there is no movement when installing natural stone tiles. Otherwise, the movement of a subfloor will cause cracking of tile or popping of grout.

Nufloors will not warranty the floor over adverse subfloor conditions, ie: particle board, vinyl composite tile, vinyl flooring or painted concrete floor.