Why is natural stone preferred over man-made or manufactured products?
Natural stone is preferred because it evokes an enduring feeling of warmth, stability, and permanence. Natural stone can outlast any type of manufactured, man-made product on the market. The color will never fade or change if it is chipped or damaged. Another benefit is stone products require little maintenance and there are no risks to exposure to harmful chemicals in the home or released into the environment during production.
And as if all the above isn’t enough, the fact that stone is 100% natural allows it to contribute towards LEED points which certify buildings are built to “Green” standards.
For architectural building stone, thin veneers are available in beautiful natural stone such as Santa Barbara Sandstone, French Limestone and a wide variety of domestic limestone’s. Whether thin veneer or full thickness, the use of natural stone is going to look better overall. For landscape and paving use, stone will blend in with the surroundings including the structure and appear as it should: natural. Some full thickness natural stone and paving stone such as Historic European Cobblestone, can even be salvaged and re-used on future projects or renovations.
If you’re interested in adding greater value and permanence to your home with natural stone, give us a call today!