There is a myth often repeated by vested interests that floor tiles – in particular, natural stone – are high maintenance. Whilst this is a myth, there’s no doubt that, in some environments, floor tiles can be high maintenance. This is often simply because the wrong tiles have been used for that environment. The right natural stone floor tiles in the right environment can be low maintenance – and if you eliminate cleaning as a maintenance issue, then the tiles can be no-maintenance tiles.
Summer can be uncomfortably warm, however, once you get under cover, the heat can be bearable – enjoyable even. This is especially true in the late afternoon as the air temperature starts to drop. One of the downfalls of bricks, sand and gravel is their ability to absorb and retain heat. This makes walking on these surfaces quite uncomfortable at times and can help to increase ambient temperatures when the surrounding areas are losing heat. Natural stone patio tiles can help to alleviate this problem.
Restaurants are busy places. In fact, for those who have never been into a restaurant’s kitchen, you would be suprised at how small it is, how many people are working there, and how busy it is. Everything in a commercial kitchen needs to have a durability factor. This includes bench tops, walls, and, most importantly, floors. These surfaces, because food is involved, also need to be easily cleaned to food preparation standards. This is one of the reasons why stainless steel is popular as bench tops and as splashbacks.