When it comes to your home interior, a bluestone floor might just be the most versatile, not to mention the safest choice you can make. Bluestone tiles, after all, come in a wide variety of finishes, sizes and patterns. Moreover, they look timeless and are guaranteed to last a lifetime.
Are you particularly fond of sleek, contemporary designs? Or are cosy rural interiors more your cup of tea? Bluestone from Hainaut fits all interior styles and enables you to put together a floor that fits your taste perfectly. Our sawn, EnoPasso and dark blue honed finishes are ideal for modern interiors while our dark EnoStyl® tiles match any classic style. What’s more, bluestone makes for a lovely combination with other types of materials, including wood, steel and glass. Read on to discover the many other benefits of a bluestone floor.
While ceramic floors wear down over the years and lose their surface texture, bluestone floors only become more beautiful as time passes. Thanks to the lovely patina they gain as they age, your bluestone tiles will end up looking even more unique than when you first laid eyes on them. You don’t have to worry about your floor getting damaged either, as bluestone is particularly solid – even falling objects or children playing won’t affect it whatsoever. Whereas ceramic floors don’t tend to last all too long, installing a bluestone floor is a sure way to add long-term value to your home. In addition, the small white speckles typical of bluestone makes your floor look all the more distinguished. Did you know, by the way, that those charming details (they’re called crinoids) are fossils of small marine animals, such as seahorses?
If you opt for a bluestone floor, you have a warm future ahead of you. Not only is bluestone cosy-looking and soft on the feet, you can also effortlessly combine bluestone tiles with underfloor heating. Bluestone is an ideal heat conductor and will distribute heat evenly. That’s right, you can walk barefoot around your living room or bathroom and your bluestone tiles will feel blissfully warm.
If you like the idea of your children running around the house care-free, we recommend you opt for bluestone tiles with anti-slip qualities, such as our dark blue honed and EnoSkin collections. Especially suitable for bathrooms, around swimming pools and on terraces, these tiles offer safety and comfort all in one. Thanks to their slightly textured surface, these anti-slip finishes feel comfortable even under bare feet. In addition, any scratches will naturally fade. In other words, bluestone tiles with anti-slip qualities are appropriate even for the busiest spaces of your home.
Thinking of renovating your home? In that case, too, bluestone tiles are the perfect choice. Did you know Carrières du Hainaut offers extra-thin tiles (they’re only 15 millimeters thick) in various finishes? That means you can install new tiles without having to remove the old ones. Simply put your new tiles right on top and you’re done!
Contrary to what many people think, a bluestone floor is very low-maintenance. You don’t even have to worry about it getting stained when you’re having friends over for dinner or spend the afternoon doing crafts with the children, as long as you clean up any spills straightaway. As far as cleaning is concerned, an occasional rinse suffices.
“Bluestone is sustainable in every sense of the word: the material is durable, it is exploited in a sustainable manner and it’s a natural product of Belgium. For us the choice was easy. "
Why not give your interior a personal – and natural – touch by opting for one of these original laying patterns? A sure means to add a strong decorative value to your home, these compositions with their ethnic and graphical details combine tiles in different sizes and/or shades, creating unique and never-before-seen floors.