Natural stone provides greater variation in appearance and texture and often adds a depth and elegance that ceramic products can’t achieve.
Maintenance needs to be a consideration when selecting natural stone as it can be stained easier than ceramic tile. However, sealers are available that significantly limit damage from stains. Installation of stone is typically more costly than ceramic tile.
The picture to the right is of a mosaic tile floor made of several different types of stone.
This picture is of a fireplace surround done with a stone product called Ledgerstone which has no grout joints.
And the next picture is of a slab shower with a stone mosaic accent wall.
Guild Tile is a local contractor specializing in tile installations.