An increasing number of Bloomington area homeowners are choosing engineered stone tile for their floors. Also known as agglomerate stone, engineered stone tiles are available in a wide variety of colors and sizes, offering you many creative options for your next design project. Our professionals at Floor Coverings International Bloomington are here to help you decide if this material is right for your home.
Engineered stone is a composite material made from a combination of crushed stone, typically marble and quartz, and adhesive. Just like natural stone, it can be cut to size and polished, but is more durable and flexible thanks to the polymer resin adhesive used in the binding process. This process also removes any gaps or cracks between stone pieces and creates a non-porous surface, a common place for liquid and food build-up in natural stone. This makes it an excellent choice for kitchens and bathrooms, where higher levels of moisture can lead to mold and mildew. Engineered stone tiles also work well in areas that receive heavy foot traffic, but it is recommended to use floor mats and area rugs to provide extra warmth and cushion for your feet.
Caring for engineered stone is very simple but there are a few things to keep in mind to ensure a long-lasting floor. For everyday cleaning, a quick sweep or pass of the vacuum will suffice, and for any spills or dried stains simply wipe up with a damp cloth or mop. Strong chemicals should be avoided to prevent damage to your surface, unless approved by your manufacturer.
If you are considering engineered stone tile for your home, give us a call today to schedule a free, in-home estimate and we will bring a great selection of materials to your door. Floor Coverings International Bloomington proudly serves the greater Bloomington, Minneapolis & Richfield areas providing high-quality flooring and stress free design solutions.
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