Natural Stone Tiles – Great For Weather In Australia

Australia has a temperate climate. We do not experience ice and snow, biting frosts and harsh winds like people in the northern hemisphere. But rather, here in Australia, we are fortunate enough to experience beautiful warm weather, almost all year round. That being the case, when you are decorating your home, you no doubt want to choose from a wide range of floor coverings of natural stone tiles like granite tiles, slate or sandstone pavers.

Natural stone tiles are such a unique feature in any home. They can also help win the battle of staying cool, as much heat can either be absorbed or transmitted through the floor. So, the best way to ensure a cool feeling for your feet is by using natural materials. Similar to wearing wool, natural stone tiles keep you cool in summer and then retain heat in winter.

Natural stone tiles will not only keep you cool but will also last. The finest asset of natural stone is its durability. Different to most man-made materials, it will not fade in the sun, is not destroyed by water and is resistant to chemicals and alkalis. They are also difficult to crack or chip and they look clean and tidy even when they are not.

Even if you are looking for a well-wearing and durable floor covering for your poolside or outdoor area, then your first choice would be natural stone tiles. Take for example travertine. Choosing top quality travertine for your pool area or to complement your landscaping will save you expensive repairs and maintenance costs. Good quality travertine is tested for water absorption, superior density, slip resistance and resilience to salt which means your travertine will look better for longer.

Like all natural substances, travertine pavers age gracefully and they will add warmth, character and beauty to your home. It is difficult to top natural stone tiles for stain resistance, practicality, durability and visual appeal.

So whether you are looking for interior or exterior floor coverings, there is really no better choice for the harsh Australian climate than natural stone tiles. You can buy travertine and other natural stone tiles from the TFO online tile shop or visit our showroom in Smithfield today. Stocks are limited, so it’s best to get in early.