Natural stone has been used as building material throughout history and continues to be a popular choice for new home construction and renovation projects.
Because of its durability, natural stone has become a popular choice for designers when it comes to personalizing and designing homes. Not only can it be used as flooring, it can also be used for countertops, bathrooms, art and decoration.
It is undoubtedly more durable than most artificial products that are on the market. Over time, it shows minimal wear and offers homeowners a sustainable option for both indoor and outdoor home design.
Natural stone requires little to no maintenance on a regular basis. Unlike other materials on the market, natural stone does not need to be scrubbed, polished, wiped, or waxed every day. When spills do occur, caring for your natural stone is quick and painless.
There are a number of products readily available for treating your surfaces that form a barrier and creates resistance to moisture and stains. Following a few simple tips can help you get the longest life and preserve the beauty of your natural stone.
Natural stone is a naturally occurring and readily available material. Sourcing, extracting, and processing natural stone has little to no impact on the environment, making it a sustainable solution for your home design needs.
This is one of the main reasons why homeowners opt for these stones over other materials on the market. Natural stone releases no chemicals or toxic gasses that can dimish air quality and put the health of you and your family at risk. Natural stone can also be easily recycled, so when one homeowner decides they want a change, they can simply find a use for it somewhere else.
The use of natural stone throughout your home also provides the benefit of improving energy efficiency. It has the ability to store heat from the sun or cold air from your air conditioning system, making it easier to maintain a well-balanced temperature within your home all year round.
Choosing to incorporate natural stone in the design of your home shows that you care about the environment and are consciously striving to preserve it. When cared for properly, natural stone can last a lifetime (see our porcelain slab).
There is limitless design potential when it comes to incorporating natural stone in your home. It comes in a variety of colors, textures, shapes, and sizes which makes it one of the most versatile and unique materials in home design. The versatility natural stone offers also allows homeowners to keep up with current design trends.
Whether you prefer a contemporary or a more traditional design, natural stone can be integrated and adapted into virtually any style. No two stones are identical, meaning homeowners will always have a unique design that reflects their personal style and taste.
The value of natural stone goes beyond monetary measure. Due to its longevity, sustainability, performance, and ease of maintenance, the initial investment in natural stone is easily justified.
When it comes time to make a decision on surfaces throughout your home, partnering with a professional is a viable option. At Encore Stone Studio, our stone experts help you choose a natural stone that reflects your style, preferences, and personal taste.