When it comes to tiling basements, why not go natural? Why not add a zen-like quality to that part of your house that sits under the ground? Keep it cool and well-kept, not to mention long-lasting and natural. You can do it with the right tile.
So what is the right tile for your home’s basement?
It depends on what you want to achieve, but if you want your basement to maintain a natural look and keep its zen-like flair, then you can lay a natural-looking tile such as granite or natural stone. Even slate or travertine can help you keep the zen in your basement.
The idea is to use a floor tile that looks natural. Any of the natural stones is a good pick, but you should choose one that fits your budget and style.
Granite is a hard, dense rock with lots of quartz. It is capable of holding a crystalline shine long term. Slate is a bit darker and on the metamorphic side. Travertine is a sedimentary rock and one of the more durable natural stones.
Natural stone is resistant to scratches and abrasions. It’s the perfect tile for your basement because it can last a long time and put up with a little more abuse than other tiles. Pick the stone you like best and that matches your style. Add a zen flavor to your basement that will carry over into your home.