Small Stones are best for basements, patios rooms, indoor swimming pool decks and other areas that need to be user friendly. Small stones create a beautiful ” tight-knit” and extremely durable floor that is easy to clean and very comfortable to walk on.
The only drawback to a “small stone” installation is that the installing contractor must have highly skilled finishers, that care about what they are doing. If not, unsightly trowel marks will be left on the floor.
Competitors that try to steer you to “large stones” for interior floors are generally trying to get by with low-paid, unskilled labor. They know that large stones are much easier to install. Unfortunately this “lack of concern” is permanent for the unsuspecting homeowner who winds up with a garage floor or exterior patio stone in their living room!
Large Stones are very decorative and durable. They are more suitable for exterior applications such as: garages, patios, sidewalks and driveways. Large stones have much better slip resistance and tend to wear better, under high traffic. Large stone also install much quicker and can be useful in areas where a large amount of square footage needs to be installed in a shorter time.