From the appealing limestone surfaces to the classic marble and granite, and from the graceful mosaic to the more rustic travertine and slate, the variations in usage of the rugged stone flooring are limitless, says Hemil Parikh, Founder, Elysium Abodes LLP

There is no denying in the fact that the eternal elegance of stone has astonished the human race since ancient times. This is mainly true for natural stones because of their magnificence and characteristics. This robust material, available in unlimited shades, forms, dimensions and in various textures, is often used for the purpose of highlighting the indoor and outdoor areas in modern homes.

In the bathroom: Stones like marble and travertine are known for their glossiness and clean lines, which makes them a good option for the bathroom. They can be used seamlessly as insets or even on their own, and are best for areas where humidity will require a surface that is slip-resistant. Travertine can enhance the look and feel even of ordinary bathrooms, when applied on floors and walls in creamy hues. A black and white marble flooring will lend a monochromatic luxury to the space. If you have a bathroom with aqua as the theme, you can opt for a travertine flooring or large format stone tiles in grey colour which will make the bath area appear more roomy.
Hemil Parikh, Founder, Elysium Abodes LLP
Use of natural stones is an excellent way of supplementing the look and feel of homes as stones lend interior spaces a warm look and feel, along with an elegant ambiance

Hemil Parikh, Founder, Elysium Abodes LLP

In the kitchen: Incorporating stone floor tiles is a good option in the kitchen as it is a high traffic area. Using old-style stone floors will not only enhance the look and feel of the space, but the flooring will also last a lifetime. Tiles inspired by natural stone complement kitchens that have barn-themed interiors. Incorporating natural stones such as granite and quarts will accentuate the counters and tabletops in the kitchen. Stones lend a visually attractive look when used to highlight the backsplash. A mosaic made of tiny stones in two different shades will lend a rare look. In order to create an earthy ambiance, you can also have a dining table with a robust and stunning stone top. Addition of colourful tiles will further emphasise the beauty of the table.

At the entryway: Stone floorings have an ability to bring a sense of the outdoors, when used at the entryway. Being strong and enormously resistant, a travertine hallway will balance the interior and readily connect the spaces. A grey stone flooring will lend a look of completeness to the entryway. A flooring in natural blue stone and limestone will enhance the space, while a rough stone floor will add a touch of warmth to the entrance.

Natural Charm of Stone Flooring

In the living area: Natural stone floors look tremendously appealing in open layout areas such as the living room. If your personal space follows a Mediterranean theme, opt for aged stone to accentuate the space. Natural stones can be readily used to design cupboards and tables and they lend a practical and functional appeal. Highlight your taupe living room by including a beige stone flooring.

Carpet flooring: Soft and visually attractive carpet floors made of natural stones can create even surfaces and lend an alluring ornate pattern to balance the living room and bedroom designs.