If you’re looking to create an elegant, timeless, and sustainable home, then natural stone materials are the way to go. Versatile, varied and visually-interesting, natural stones are the obvious go-to for all your interior and exterior home needs. Plus they come straight from the earth, making them the most eco-friendly option in the market.
With both aesthetic and functional benefits, natural stones are widely recognised for their versatility. Especially from a design perspective because they are so visually unique. They’re also sustainable in the long-term, meaning you can enjoy their beauty for years to come.
As the name suggests, stone materials are natural, meaning they’re quarried straight from the earth. They haven’t gone through manufacturing processes or been combined with other materials, nor do they contain any toxins or chemicals. So, you can rest easy knowing exactly what you’re building with, and knowing your home’s interior is healthy and pollutant-free. In fact, quarrying, extraction, and fabrication methods are now improved so natural stones are manufactured sustainably. This means they’re the most eco-friendly choice of material, so your home won’t harm the Earth.
Being natural, stone is a long-lasting and sustainable option, meaning you won’t have to worry about replacing or fixing materials over a long period of time. Stones such as slate, limestone, travertine, and granite all age gracefully, adding elements of class and style to your home. And, you’ll have peace of mind knowing your home was sustainably made, as this also means fewer precious resources are wasted in creating new materials.
One great thing about natural stones is that they’re 100% recyclable. Stone can be used and reused for so many different purposes, making them extremely useful as building materials. For example, stone taken from old buildings can be repurposed as outdoor paving. Again, this saves time and resources spent on creating new materials, reducing their overall environmental impact.
Another added convenience is just how easy it is to clean and maintain natural stones. Though there are an array of cleaning products, varnishes and fabrications for weather-resistance or life-extension, most stone surfaces are easily cleaned with water and a bar of mild soap. Stone floors can also be conveniently scrubbed with a soft brush and mop. Maintaining your stone will ensure it lasts longer, meaning you can appreciate its beauty and elegance for years on end.
Although the other reasons may be quite convincing, for us perhaps the most exciting thing about using natural stones is that they are completely unique. Because they do come from the Earth, each individual stone has its own veining, colouring and natural characteristics. From a design perspective, this is incredibly advantageous because it inspires ultimate creativity. It also means that no two stones are the same, so your home is completely unique in design.
Timeless, regal and sustainable – natural stone is the standout choice of material for all your home design needs.
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