Natural Stone Tiles
by Pono Stone
Basalt is a volcanic stone that has been used in architecture for centuries. Basalts are rich in magnesium, feldspar, pyroxene and iron, with hints of olivine and amphibole; all of which are siliceous materials similar to those in a granite. Although basalt has the durability of a granite, they tend to have the consistent coloration, markings and subtlety of a limestone.
Sourced from the Middle East, the shell's density ranges from a light spread to a heavily dense pattern, with natural variations that come from being cut from different places and depths. This stone is popular for residential use in hard landscaping, pool designs and living rooms that are connected to the outdoors. The unique features of Shell stone highlights the connection with nature, creating a cool, calm and relaxed resort atmosphere.
Quartzite is a metamorphic rock formed from sandstone through heating and usually tectonic plate compressions. A beautiful, naturally strong and durable stone, its earth-toned colours and crystalline sparkle make it a popular choice among homeowners, interior designers and landscapers.
A type of limestone, coral’s neutral color and rich texture adds elegance and luxury to your home and outdoor areas. While its cool-to-the-touch feel and attractive appearance make it a stylish option for outdoor flooring and pool decking, it’s the natural texture that also makes it a practical one. Coral pavers and tiles don’t become overly slippery when wet, helping to prevent slips and accidents.
Travertine is a form of limestone deposited by mineral springs, particularly hot springs. Sourced from quarries around the world, the beautiful variations in travertine bring a touch of nature to your home. With a wide range of styles and colors to choose from, you can easily find the perfect match for your exterior flooring needs.
This sedimentary rock is mainly composed of the skeletal fragments of marine organisms such as coral and molluscs. Many landmarks around the world are made of limestone including the Great Pyramid of Giza and the Empire State Building. It's neutral palette and longevity make it a great flooring option in almost any space.