Short answer, yes! Natural stone is not only for countertops and islands, you can absolutely create a timeless flooring design for any home and layout. There are many great uses with natural stone, from the flexible esthetic diversity, versatile applications, added value, and simplistic maintenance.
Natural stone is so versatile it can be used almost anywhere in a home or building project. In both residential and commercial settings, stone can be used for floors, paving, driveways, staircases, swimming pools, window frames and in expansive external and internal spaces. You just need to choose the right stone for the right place and right finish.
The finish applied to natural stone will have an important effect on how the material looks. It can change how light or dark it is as well as either enhancing or diluting its colour tones. The same material could be aged for a rustic appearance or for a modern finish.
Natural stone has been used for indoor flooring and outdoor spaces for centuries due to the fact it is able to withstand every life event thrown at it for a very long time. It is a long-lasting material suitable for both residential and commercial settings that will create a classic finish which will not date and should improve with time. Even centuries-old stone can be restored to its original glory.
Thanks to the essences of beauty and luxury attached to natural stone, as well as its longevity, the installation of stone in a home will help to add value and also ensure the property remains at a high standard for its current occupants and many more in the future.
Stone flooring, paving and wall tiles are easily maintained, contrary to some commonly held beliefs. Some stones are so dense they require little sealing or maintenance but others will need to be treated with sealer when installed to ensure they are resistant to water and staining. Daily cleaning can be easily carried out with minimal soapy water. Occasional cleaning and resealing with proper products may also be required but this wouldn’t compromise the natural elegance and durability of the stone.
These are just a few reasons why natural stone can be one of the most valuable upgrades to any home, office, studio, etc. Stay tuned for our next blog with great stone facts and ideas!