Stone Flooring: Choosing the Best Option for Your Home

stone flooring
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What's not to love about natural stone flooring? It has timeless good looks, durability, is easy to clean and maintain and works brilliantly with underfloor heating. 

The only real problem with stone flooring is knowing which type of stone to choose, with there being such a wide choice of materials and styles on offer. Our guide will give you the lowdown on the various stones that work best as flooring, their costs and any pros and cons you should be aware of. 

You can trust Homebuilding & Renovating. Our expert reviewers spend hours testing and comparing products and materials in order to help you choose the best for your home and garden. Find out more about how we test.

Original Style, feature warm colours and subtle variation. Travertine's naturally occurring pin holes can be filled or unfilled and these tiles are available polished. (Image credit: Original Style)
Original Style come in a  mix of sizes.  (Image credit: Original Style)
Quorn Stone (Image credit: Quorn Stone)
Terzetto, £57.54/m2, is hand cut, tumbled and aged (Image credit: Terzetto)
Farmhouse Flagstones (Image credit: Farmhouse Flagstones)

Sarah is a freelance journalist and editor writing for websites, national newspapers, and magazines. She’s spent most of her journalistic career specialising in homes. 

She loves testing the latest home appliances and products, and investigating the benefits, costs and practicalities of home improvement. She is an experienced renovator and is currently remodelling the ground floor of her new home.

She was Executive Editor of Ideal Home and has worked for Your Home and Homes & Ideas. Her work has published by numerous titles, including The Guardian,, Houzz, Grand Designs, Homes & Gardens, House Beautiful, Homes & Antiques, Real Homes, The English Home, Period Living, Beautiful Kitchens, Good Homes and Country Homes & Interiors.