Top reasons to opt for natural stone
When it comes to home décor, choosing the right materials can make all the difference to the final product. Many home owners ponder the question of whether or not to opt for natural stone for their project. Here are our top five reasons why natural stone makes such a perfect choice.
It goes without saying. Natural stone is absolutely beautiful. What makes it even more alluring is the fact that each and every piece of natural stone is unique and can never be exactly replicated. So it’s like having an original piece of art by Mother nature herself, in your home. Natural stone adds a touch of class and elegance and increases the economic value of a property, something which is particularly advantageous when one decides to sell the property.
Depending on the place and conditions where the stone was quarried, natural stone comes in a variety of colours and textures, making it an extremely versatile material which can be used with various décor styles and in different areas of the home. Despite the belief that natural stone is expensive, it can also adapt itself to various budgets since natural stone can be applied both to small areas such as a countertop to larger areas such as facades, flooring and feature walls.
Unlike popular belief, natural stone is quite low maintenance and can be cleaned just with a soft cloth and warm water and occasionally a neutral cleaner or mild soap solution (which should be rinsed off). Some stones which are porous may also require sealing to avoid staining. This will ensure that the product maintains its natural beauty.
Natural stone is a very durable material. Just think of all the amazing stone structures and works of art which have survived for hundreds of years such as the Parthenon and the Duomo of Florence. It also tends to age well, developing a patina over time. This gives is a certain character and particular qualities which one cannot replicate in other materials. In terms of style, natural stone is a classic and no matter what the latest trend in design is, natural stone will never go out of fashion.
- It is a green and sustainable material
Natural stone is a 100% natural, organic and recyclable material which creates no atmospheric contamination. It can be recycled more times than plastic, without harming the environment. In fact, no other building material is as recyclable as natural stone. Natural stone is also quarried and manufactured sustainably. In terms of health, natural stone is extremely safe since it contains no adverse toxins or chemicals, so your home environment will be as healthy as possible. Since the material is very durable, it is also less likely to be changed, making it essentially a very sustainable material.