Remembering that stone tiles are produced in nature, their colour and general appearance may vary greatly. This makes stone tile quite unique and beautiful when installed correctly. Each stone type and its composition have characteristics that need to be considered for each application. For example, some stone is soft and easily abraded. There are types of stone tiles that are easily attacked by common household acids. Finally, there are very hard stone types virtually impervious to these same problems.
What type of stone is available in tile form? The most common stone tiles are: