If your going for that natural and rich Classical appeal that will never be outdated, then natural stone tile is the way to go. There is several popular natural stone tile options to decorate your tile project. Most popular is marble, which is said to be the most ancient finish material still in use today. When choosing natural stone tile, keep in mind that no piece will be the same as the next. You may find yourself hand picking each piece for installation in order to achieve the look you are going for.
Aside from the obvious visual benefits of natural stone tile, there are several disadvantages of using natural stone for some applications. First of all, natural stone will generally be your most expensive selection of tile. Natural stone will also require the most maintenance. Natural stone is soft and porous. This means that it can stain, scratch, crack, and absorb moisture(which turns to bacteria growth- mold!) if not maintained properly. We recommend that natural stone tile is sealed at least annually, depending on the application.