When browsing through stone tile catalogs online, you are likely to see hundreds of different styles, patterns, colors, brands, and more. It is easy to get confused as you browse through all of these different products. Many people see the phrase Casa Antica and don’t know what that really means.
Fortunately, the answer is simple. Casa Antica is a brand of stone tile products. It isn’t a specific type of stone. Under the Casa Antica brand, you can find marble, travertine, and granite tile products. These are all-natural stones that are commonly used to decorate homes. You might find these tile products in kitchens and bathrooms across the United States. If you have ever considered natural stone tiles in your home, it is important that you understand the stones and how to properly care for them.
Let’s take a look at each different stone type.
Marble is known for being a luxurious stone with a timeless look. Marble is a hard, durable stone that features a smooth base with deep veining. While marble is hard and durable, it is one of the more high-maintenance natural stone options on the market. Marble is more porous than some natural stone types, and it needs to be resealed more frequently than some of the other options available.
Travertine is one of the oldest materials in the world, and its durability makes it great for high-traffic areas of the home. As a form of limestone, travertine has a weathered look that is often considered rustic, but many people think of this stone as attractive and classic. Like marble, travertine is porous and needs to be sealed to protect the stone from damage. Travertine tends to retain temperature and is easier to repair than many other stone options.
Granite is incredibly durable, and it comes in so many different color and pattern options that it is hard for many homeowners to even consider other options. Granite is frequently used in areas of the home and outdoors that other stones are too delicate for, and kitchens and bathrooms don’t present any unique challenges for this type of stone. Again, pores can be problematic, but sealing granite keeps it protected from damage.
Caring for Natural Stones
When it comes to cleaning and caring for natural stone tiles, Rock Doctor makes it easy. With our simple stone care system, you can keep all of the stone tiles in your home clean, shiny, and protected.
To clean your Casa Antica natural stone tiles, the Rock Doctor Granite & Quartz Cleaner can be used daily. With this easy cleaner, you can protect your stone tiles from stains and gunk. Rock Doctor Granite & Quartz Cleaner can be used on all natural stone types, including marble and travertine. The formula doesn’t contain any abrasive or acidic ingredients that can damage the seal on the tile and eventually lead to damage of the stone.
These types of tiles are commonly used as kitchen and bathroom backsplashes, shower and tub tiles, and occasionally as countertop surfaces. In these locations, your stone tiles are also more prone to moisture damage. For this reason, we also recommend that you keep the tiles sealed.
With Rock Doctor Granite & Stone Sealer, you can keep your Casa Antica tiles protected from humidity and moisture. This granite sealer bonds with the stone tiles to protect them from stains by creating a barrier between the stone and anything that happens to come into contact with the surface of the stone. The best part is that the sealer is also safe to use on grout, which is critical with stone tiles. You only need to reseal tiles every 12 months to keep them protected from moisture.
If your stones start to look dull, you can always use a stone-safe polish on them to return the natural sheen. Rock Doctor offers a granite polish that will quickly make your tiles look like they were just installed in your home. You can polish your Casa Antica stone tiles once a week to keep them further protected from any potential damage.
Rock Doctor products can be purchased online at Amazon or in-store at Lowe’s, The Home Depot, and Menards. If you have any further questions about Rock Doctor granite products, give us a call at 913-894-0288.