Natural stone-like tiles
Using natural stone in your home is trendy, stylish and also sustainable. Looking from a global perspective, it is also traditional and a material that has been used historically. Today, we like to use natural stone for both walls and floors, in the kitchen, hall or bathroom.
As a result of high demand and a somewhat high price picture, we also see that other materials with a natural stone-like appearance have found their way onto the market. Here we find, among other things , granite ceramics , a product category that continues to surprise. Granite ceramic is an incredibly popular material for both home and garden and it is the good properties of the tiles together with the living surface that have given the product its success!
WHY CHOOSE TILES THAT LOOK LIKE NATURAL STONE?
Natural stone such as limestone, slate and granite are popular options to use for home and garden. They give a natural, elegant and exclusive impression where other floor materials find it difficult to measure up. As a building material, natural stone has been used for several millennia for both functional and aesthetic reasons. Even today, they stand as an outstanding choice and we lay stones for both homes and gardens around the country. However, a wide variety of substitutes have appeared on the market. Ceramics and above all granite ceramics have taken root in the market and today we see an incredibly high demand for granite ceramics! The tiles maintain an incredibly dense and scratch-resistant surface while coming with rich textures and natural stone-like surfaces.
In indoor environments in Sweden, we mainly use natural stone such as limestone and slate for floors or walls in, for example, halls, kitchens or bathrooms. In other words, we choose to place them on surfaces that must withstand moisture and be easy to clean. Some natural stones meet these requirements well, while others are less suitable for certain surfaces. Tiles, clinker and granite ceramics are then popular alternatives as they meet the functional requirements for these environments. Even sometimes with better results.
Granite ceramic EcoStone Indoor Coutura Gray with its limestone-like surface.
Tiles and clinkers are also something we see as decorative. But comparing the appearance of building ceramics with natural stone is like comparing apples with pears. If you are looking for the scenic look of stone, tiles are not an equivalent substitute. Clinker and granite ceramics are good choices though!
Now we see that more and more granite ceramics but also certain types of other tiles can be found with a natural stone-like appearance. They are usually cheaper and sometimes even more durable than the real stone they imitate.
TILES IN THE STYLE OF NATURAL STONE AT THE STONE COMPANY
At Stenbolaget, you will find many ceramic tiles that look just like natural stone. We at Stenbolaget stock both tiles for indoor and outdoor projects as well! See, for example, our product series Marstrand and Travertine , granite ceramics that imitate quartzite and, as the name reveals, travertine. In both series there are tiles in modern formats that are advantageously installed outdoors in the garden, around the pool, patio or on a garden path. Travertine is also a typical example where the ceramic products are often better suited than the natural stone itself.
For those who appreciate the structured stone surface in the home, there are different tiles to choose from, both for floor and wall. See, for example , Vindö and Tjörn. Granitkeramik Tjörn is a dark and matt alternative for floors and walls in indoor environments.
CERAMICS WITH PHOTOPRINTED SURFACE
Granite ceramics are manufactured with an appearance that is strikingly similar to our various rock types. We sell, among other things, our own EcoStone , an environmentally conscious choice that works both indoors and outdoors. The granite ceramic has a photo-printed surface that gives the tiles the realistic pattern from, among other things, limestone, slate, marble, quartz and granite. Take a look at all the different models and find your favorite for the home!
NATURAL STONE FLOOR A GENUINE GOOD
Although granite ceramics and tiles are getting better at imitating natural stone, you may still want the look and feel of real stone in your home. The real natural stone lives extra and comes in some parts with fossil elements, genuine veins and where each stone breathes a historical feeling. We think stone for the home is great in all forms, you just need to know the material you are installing!