Types Of Tiles & Stone

Here are some of the commonly used stones when designing homes.

  • Marbles are mainly veined with fine-texture that can come in basically unlimited colour selections.
  • Slates are usually dark green, black, grey, dark red or can be multi-coloured.
  • Limestones are typically grey or tan. The main characteristic of limestone is the presence of shell/fossil impressions.
  • Granites have crystal patterns with very little veining.


Being able to identify different types of stones when looking at ideas for designing your own home will give you an advantage, and insight into mixing & matching and noticing current trends.