Natural stone can be a beautiful and durable addition to any project. Including natural stone in your construction project, either indoor or outdoor, can add timeless elegance and style.
When selecting a natural stone for your project, take into mind these considerations:
When selecting a natural stone, be sure to consider the colour scheme. Will the colour complement or contrast other design features in the space?
Make sure that the design of the stone is cohesive with your lifestyle and aesthetic preferences.
When selecting a natural stone, remember that the pieces are unique; no two pieces will be exactly same. It is for this reason that it is important to view the pieces prior to installation. Be sure to pay attention to irregular markings, lines, veins, and crystallization that may impact the final look of your project.
Different types of natural stone have different qualities and consequently perform differently.
Be sure to consider the intended applications of stone prior to selecting one.
Considerations should include:
- Exposure to elements and temperature fluctuations
- Stain Resistance
- Heat Resistance
- Scratch Resistance
The finish of a natural stone can play a significant role in its durability and functionality. Be sure to consider what the requirements of the stone will be (primarily how it will be used) to determine whether it should be polished, aged, sandblasted, leathered, or another finish.