Why You Should Choose Different Types Of Natural Stones For Your Home
by Key Crops on Apr 20, 2023
There are all sorts of options for you to choose from when looking for the right material for your home. If you’re looking to redesign your patio and are confused about the flooring, you can choose between Concrete flooring, Wooden flooring, or Natural Stone flooring.
To make the right decision, you need to weigh all your pros and cons to decide on what’s best for your home and the area you belong to. You can’t deny that whatever you decide upon may come with its cons as well. The pros may outweigh the cons in some cases, but they do exist. So, if you’re thinking of investing in Stone flooring for your patio, or any area of application, we’d love to help you weigh out all your pros and cons.
What are Natural Stones
There are different types of Natural Stones with different properties, for example, Sandstones, or Limestone, etc. Natural Stones come in a vast diversity of colors, textures, and patterns. The incredible variety helps set any mood you prefer for your area of application, as stone flawlessly complements every color in its surroundings. Initially, when extracted, they come in huge blocks that are later carved into different shapes and sizes for different uses.
Natural Stones are recognized worldwide for their strength and durability. They are Frost-resistant, Non-Slippery, and Water-Absorbent, making them the best choice for many outdoor uses. Natural Stones have been used in Patios, Terrace Gardens, Backyards, as Pool Copings, Indoor settings, Kitchen interior, and are largely popular for Wall Cladding as well, because of their high resistance against any harsh weather conditions outdoors, and their strength and remarkable durability.
Above all, Natural stones are fairly easy to lay, come at a budgeted rate, and require minimal maintenance costs for them to last a lifetime. So you get value for your money as well. Natural Stones are perfect for indoor and outdoor settings by giving the application area a more organic feel.
Types Of Natural Stones
Natural stones come in a range of types, each with its own characteristics. Hence, researching about the type of natural stone is important if you want to use it in your new home. Here are a few popular natural stones that you may use in your building-
Sandstone is one of the most prevalent sedimentary rock types. It may be found in sedimentary basins all over the world. Sandstone is strong enough to be used in construction projects. It is also utilised as a source of silica for glass manufacturing.
Limestone is a sedimentary stone primarily composed of calcium deposits. It has been used both indoors and outdoors to create some of the world's most famous architecture throughout history.
Granite is a tough, igneous rock that can be found in various forms all over the world. Its durability and wide range of colours make it ideal for a wide range of applications, including kitchens, bathrooms, fireplaces, floors, and walls.
Marble is a crystallised stone that forms due to intense heat and pressure. Its sweeping lines, beautiful colours, and high polish give it an air of elegance and prosperity that no other material can match.
Slate is a dense metamorphic rock formed by the compression of different sediments such as clay and shale. It is generally available in a smooth or cleft finish and is suitable for indoor and outdoor use.
Onyx is a translucent stone which creates a stunning effect when backlit. It is a porous stone that may develop from either hot or cold water and comes in a range of hues. It is less porous than travertine. This stone is prized for its silky layers and gem-like colours.
Quartzite is formed by combining sandstone and quartz under extreme heat and pressure. This type of stone is naturally strong, heat resistant, and stain-resistant.
Mineral springs deposit travertine, which is a type of limestone. It comes in white, tan, cream-coloured, and even rusty variations and has a fibrous or concentric appearance. It is widely utilised as a building material in Europe and worldwide.
Pros of choosing Natural Stones for your area of application
Strength and Durability
Natural Stones are generally known and are widely popular for their durability and strength. They are especially considered great for high-traffic areas. They have extremely high resistance against harsh weather conditions, are frost-resistant, and Non-slippery. If properly maintained, Natural Stones have the ability to withstand all conditions and last for a lifetime.
If you’re looking to redesign your patio or want a good, high-quality material for your Pool Coping, we’d suggest you invest in Natural Stones because they are famous worldwide for being great in strength and highly durable, especially against harsh surroundings.
For the quality they come in, Natural Stones have proved to be a great value for money. They enhance the overall value of your property and are easily available at budgeted rates. On top of that, the initial installment and laying of the stone slabs are fairly easy and can be done without any added costs of labor.
With minimal maintenance costs, these stones can serve their purpose for a long time without deteriorating at all. If properly cared for, and note that these stones do not require much maintenance or care, Natural Stones would rarely lose their color or texture.
Adds value to the property and are unique
Natural Stones are unique and are known to add value to your property. They never go out of fashion will always help in making your house stand out. Natural Stones bring a sense of luxury with them that itself enhances the overall value of your property. Why do you think all Monuments and Castles are built using Natural Stones? Because it simply adds value and luxury to them.
Natural Stones come in a vast diversity of colors, textures, and patterns. Isn’t that great? You can easily think of a vibe and get a stone that matches your mood exactly. Say you want a more traditional look; we’d recommend the ‘Autumn Brown Sandstone’ or the ‘Sunset Buff stone’. But if you want more Modern touch we believe the ‘Castle Greystone’ or the ‘Imperial Whitestone’ would work best for you.
You decide a mood, and we can help suggest the best stone. Natural Stones can be carved into all shapes and sizes. Initially, they come in huge blocks and are later carved into any shapes and sizes you prefer. You can also choose between light color palette stones and dark color palette stones.
If you’re considering redesigning a small piece of land, we’d recommend you go for a lighter color palette, as light colors enhance the overall look of the area, also by creating a sense of added space. But if you want a cozier, intense mood for your area of application, the dark color palette of the “Kadappa Blackstone" or the "Sagar Blackstone" would be the best options for you.
Above all, the stone is a natural material; it is not manufactured or man-made. This means that each slab of a stone would have its unique color and patterns. No two slabs of Natural Stones are identical. We believe that is the best part of using Natural Stones in your home because it adds a sense of nature.
Natural Stones are especially great because they add color and enhance the house's overall exterior by giving it a more natural, organic feel as they flawlessly complement the foliage and other colors of nature around them.
The cherry on top is that Natural Stones Are Environment Friendly. They do not contain any harmful chemicals or toxins or require any other materials or resources to create them. They come in huge blocks when extracted and are carved into the desired shapes and sizes, leaving no harm to the environment.
Cons of choosing Natural Stones for your area of application
While we strongly believe that the pros outweigh the cons in this case, there are a few things that you need to take into consideration when choosing Natural Stones for your area of application.
Installation and Transportation costs
Stone is a heavy material. Sometimes the transportation of Natural Stone slabs from the warehouse to your home may cost you a little more than expected. When considering laying the stone in larger areas, you might need to hire a professional to do so. Yes, for smaller DIY projects you may not need anyone at all, but you may need to ask for some help for much bigger projects. This may add to your labor costs but remember that this is only a one-time expense.
Requirement of minor touch-ups
- Some Natural Stones have smooth, polished surfaces that can sometimes be scratched or dented, requiring minor touch-ups. This may slightly add to your cost of maintenance, but it only adds to the ability of your chosen stone to last for a lifetime. So, if you believe that the pros of Natural Stones really do outweigh the cons, you’re only one decision away from adding luxury and value to your area at a budgeted rate.
What’s stopping you?
We would love it if you add to our list of pros and cons if we’ve missed out on any, so don’t forget to leave your comments down below.
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