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Natural stone flooring: sustainable and eco-friendly

June 02, 2023   |   By

Discover the enduring quality of natural stone flooring

Natural stone flooring

If you’re looking for a flooring option that is both stylish and sustainable, natural stone flooring is a sure winner. Not only is natural stone a beautiful and durable addition to your home, but it is also an environmentally friendly choice.

Read on to explore the benefits of incorporating natural stone flooring into your home and the various options available from Stamford Stone at Home, including our locally quarried Clipsham limestone and ethically sourced world stone flooring.

Why natural stone flooring is a sustainable choice

Natural stone flooring

Reducing our environmental impact and lowering CO2 emissions is more important now than ever, which is why it is important to choose products that have the lowest possible environmental impact. This makes natural stone a sustainable choice for several reasons.

Firstly, the production of floor coverings using natural stone tiles has significantly lower CO2 emissions than other flooring materials. In fact, according to a sustainability study conducted by the Deutscher Naturwerkstein-Verband (DNV), natural stone flooring causes a significantly lower environmental impact in its production, installation, and commercial use than large-format ceramics, PVC, laminates, and hardwood flooring.

Secondly, natural stone is a durable material with a timeless quality, making it a great investment piece that adds value to your home. It is easier to clean and maintain than alternative flooring options, making it a practical choice for busy households. Additionally, natural stone flooring also has the versatility to harmonise seamlessly with various structural elements of both modern and classic-styled homes, including fireplaces and staircases. Natural stone is also compatible with underfloor heating, which is particularly beneficial as it offers a more even distribution of heat throughout a room. This eliminates cold spots that can occur with conventional heating and brings added comfort to your home.

Finally, natural stone such as Clipsham limestone is locally sourced, meaning it has a lower carbon footprint than materials that are manufactured and transported from a further distance. At Stamford Stone, our commitment to environmentally friendly policies goes one step further, as we own and operate our own quarries. This allows us to protect our resources better and ensure our practices have minimal impact on the surrounding environment.

English limestone: a locally quarried and environmentally-friendly choice

Natural stone flooring sustainable

Our range of natural stone flooring includes our locally quarried and manufactured Clipsham limestone tiles. Clipsham limestone is a popular choice for flooring due to its variety of tones and character. Over time, it develops a delicate patina that adds to its charming character as it ages.

Stamford Stone has a variety of stone flooring styles to perfectly complement any home. From the pillowed finish of the Walcott Aged for a Georgian country style kitchen to the understated creamy tones of the Walcott Honed, perfect for a minimalist Scandi interior. The diverse selection of hues and finishes offers a broad appeal so that every home can enjoy the luxury of natural stone flooring. Our Clipsham limestone is quarried and manufactured locally at our Clipsham quarries, making it a sustainable choice for homes looking to reduce their environmental impact.

World stone: ethically sourced limestones and marbles from around the world

Natural stone flooring

In addition to our English limestone, we also offer a range of ethically sourced limestones and marbles from around the world. As part of the Ethical Stone Register, we ensure that our supply chain has a positive social and ecological impact on the communities involved in the manufacturing processes.

Whether you brighten your bathroom with the creamy hues of the Marina White or choose the Heritage Ash to create a distinctive patio area. World stone flooring will prove to be a timeless addition to your home.

Browse our range of sustainable natural stone flooring

Are you ready to transform your home with sustainable natural stone flooring?

Explore Stamford Stone’s English stone flooring and world stone flooring ranges, or learn more about our environment and sustainability policy.