kota stone flooring is natural stone flooring,it is fine-grained variety of limestone originated from Kota, Rajasthan. It’s alluring natural look, durability and low cost makes it the most extensively used material in both the interiors and exteriors of houses and commercial areas. Kota stone is well known for its shiny appearance and charming colours, and ages beautifully over time. It is available in different shapes and sizes and can easily blend with any home decor. In fact, the material is quite an asset in the construction industry in terms of its unique characteristics it possess.

Benrfits of Kota flooring

  • It is hard, non-porous and a homogeneous material which can be widely used in different areas.
  • It is not water absorbent and is anti-slip hence is the most perfect and hygienic flooring for humid areas.
  • It is very strong and long lasting.
  • The stone can be polished again if a fresh appearance is desired.
  • Kota is resistant enough to fit to any climatic conditions – dry, humid or cold.
  • It forms a heavy cum strong base for kitchen countertops. In many cases granite or marble slab counters are fixed on top of the Kota stone base.
  • It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.
  • It is a very good reflector of heat making it comfortable to walk on.
  • They are available in slabs and tiles form and extremely cost effective as compared to other stones.
  • It is economical, easily available and most durable natural stone available.

Kota flooring distadvantages

  • This is not available in big slab sizes like marble or granite. Kota is a variety of limestone which is very fragile hence it is available in smaller sizes.
  • Kota pathar is not acid and alkali resistant and can be stained easily.
  • Continuous usage of Kota stone might result in flaking. However if it is well maintained and polished regularly flaking of the stone might be prevented.
  • It’s surface finish is not so lustrous as marble or granite.
  • The stone does need regular maintenance but care should be taken not to drag heavy furniture over it.

Colors of Kota flooring

  • Kota Blue stone comes in various forms – polished tiles, tumbled tiles, natural bricks, cobbles, covings. They are available in bluish green that brings a soothing look in the home decor.
  • Kota Brown stone can be used both in exteriors and interiors, and available in the shade of yellow, green and brown.Kota Stone covings are used in the corners of the spaces like dairy industries, pharmaceutical, food industry where hygiene requirements are high and strict. The corners of these places are ignored spots where dust gathers easily. It is available in the size format of 22inch (L) x 62mm (W)x 62 mm (H).

Kota flooring compare with other Natural Stone

Kota StoneOther natural stone
It is non-porousIt has a porous surface and sensitive to stains
price -10/-sq.ft.more expensive -45/-sq.ft.
Strong and SturdyLeast tough
Not shinyin comparison with marbleIt is more lustrous after polishing
Requires less maintenanceRegular maintenance is needed

Price of Kota flooring

One of thereasons why Kota Stone is the most sought-after material in the construction industry is its low price. Despite possessing many unique features, the stone is very affordable and not expensive unlike natural stones like marble and granite. However, the price of the stone depends on the size and thickness of the stone. Also, the price fluctuates as per the quality of the stone.

The cost of Kota Stone starts as low as Rs.8/- square feet and goes upto Rs.45/-square feet. If you are buying in bulk, the prudent way of procuring is from the original location where it is quarried as the price will be less. If the requirement is small, a reliable local dealer will be an ideal option.

Kota Stone Flooring Designs

The design applications of Kota pathar is not restricted as it is available both in rough and polished finishes. Considering its hard and durable nature, the stone is preferred in spaces with high footfall. Polished stone is mostly used in the interior of the building as the natural colour and shine of the stone enhance the look of the space. They are used in flooring, kitchen, bathroom and wall dincladg. For the external purposes, rough stone is popular and is laid in staircase, garden patio, corridor, pavement, driveway, etc.

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