There is no other flooring with the durability, elegance, and class of natural stone. Stone floors are universally admired, but many MD, DC and VA homeowners choose other types of flooring because they think that stone will be out of their budget. While the initial outlay of cost for stone is generally higher than hardwood, carpet, or other floorings, the price difference will be more than made up in the years to come. Stone is so durable that it almost never needs to be repaired or replaced, and with a little care it will last the life of your home. Stone flooring also adds an enormous amount of value to your home if you ever choose to sell, so you will more than recoup the additional expense.