Marble, slate, granite and travertine are all natural stones and natural stone is without question, one of the most beautiful flooring materials. The fact is that no two pieces are identical. When stone is harvested from the quarry, large sections are removed and sliced into slabs typically used for counter tops. The smaller sections are cut into flooring tiles or squares of varying size and thickness. At that point, the stone tiles can be polished for a shiny finish or left unpolished for a more natural look.
[img src=http://awardcustominstallations.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/natural-stone/thumbs/thumbs_travertine-stepup.jpg]Travertine Steps
[img src=http://awardcustominstallations.com/blog/wp-content/flagallery/natural-stone/thumbs/thumbs_ungaged-slate.jpg]Ungaged Slate