There are many different stone types including marble, granite, slate, travertine, limestone, and quartz (sometimes referred to as quartzite). Marble is luminescent and luxurious with a sheen that gives an elegant atmosphere to any home. Consider combining a marble floor with a glass tiled wall and you'll have the atmosphere of an upscale spa.
Another natural stone type is soapstone which has a darker hue. It is typically used as a countertop and the colors are usually gray, combined with some black, green, or charcoal shades. It has a kind of foamy, "soapy" feeling and is non-porous, impervious to liquid, and heat resistant. It can be somewhat prone to dents and scratches but is easily removed with sandpaper.
Slate is considered to be one of the safest stone. The reason being, its strong resistance to fire and water. It’s also impossible to slip on it, making it a preferred stone to use in bathrooms.
Others are: granite, one of the hardest stones, is heat-resistant, and comes in a variety of colors and veining patterns. Travertine, a form of limestone, has a soft, subtle palette and is durable. Travertine should be sealed periodically. Limestone is available in earth tones, such as tan, gray, cream, beige, yellow, and brown. It's durable and easy to care for. Quartz has a color palette that includes both soft neutrals and bold, vibrant shades with pattern variation ranging from fine crystal to large.