From both durability, low maintenance and an all-natural look perspective, no flooring material can match or come close to the look of stone, ceramic, or porcelain tile flooring. This type of flooring ranges in product scope from concrete, to quarry tile, to stone, to terrazzo (marble chips), to marble itself. Besides being environmentally sustainable, this flooring offers unsurpassed longevity, a range of colors and texture and sizes, combined with aesthetic permanence.
Limitations include decreased foot and joint comfort related to its hardness, risk of increased injuries if falls occur, and its porous properties from a dirt and stainage perspective. Increased product costs are also another consideration.
As this type of tile flooring is modular it allows one to create customized looks within the home, ranging from expansive to more discreet, private nooks.