2016 Flooring Trend: Neutral Tones & Natural Stone

October 22, 2015

Exploring the design industry’s affinity for quiet, neutral, natural stone flooring

Already this year, several design industry trade bloggers and noted designers are leaning in favor of natural stone flooring in calming neutral tones. While natural stone has always been a popular choice for high-end flooring, the design forecast for 2016 points to natural stone flooring with a soft natural look. From contemporary to traditional, warm and earthy natural stone flooring is being seen in an increasing number of published projects. Here’s an example:

Platinum series

Available in cream and beige color variations, Platinum Series marble flooring is an industry favorite for virtually any room. Its calm hues exude an elegant yet subdued ambiance that doesn’t distract from other design elements such as cabinetry, window treatments and furnishings. This natural stone flooring material is available in a variety of finishes including polished and brushed, for a classic or antique look. The brushed platinum marble is a top choice for bathrooms and other areas exposed to moisture because of its non-slip surface.

Platinum marble, brushed


Platinum marble, brushed

Platinum marble, polished


Platinum marble, polished

When choosing Platinum marble, designers have their choice between a chiseled or straight edge; each offers a slightly different look. And while bigger stone tiles are popular because they add to the richness of an expansive area, there are several sizes that are available including 18×18, 24×24, and 24×36.

Explore the trendiest, most exotic natural stones at Nature of Marble’s showroom

Just as in the world of fashion, design trends for the home come and go. But the one material that has stood the test of time – and is always in favor among homeowners, designers and industry professionals alike – is natural stone.

For 2016, quiet natural stone flooring in calm, neutral shades is forecasted to be a top choice. Homeowners, interior designers, home developers and remodeling pros can rely on Nature of Marble to offer the very best selection of natural stone flooring that’s in sync with the preferences of design trade professionals and their clients. Nature of Marble’s buyers attend major trade shows worldwide and visit quarries and manufacturers in remote corners of the world to source natural stone and create the best possible inventory available in Florida.

Before you start designing your next project, get inspired by exploring our showroom of rare and exotic natural stones.

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