There are many benefits of choosing natural stone for your property, and with so many different types of stone available from granite to marble, it’s a versatile group of materials. Whether you are building a new property or renovating an old one, natural stone has various benefits that make it a durable, timeless and attractive feature for both the interior and exterior of a property. But what exactly is it about such types of stone that make them so popular? Let’s take a look at the key features and benefits.
Unique and Timeless Appearance
Perhaps the most obvious reason by people choose materials such as marble, limestone, granite and slate is because of their attractive appearance. Natural stone is quarried and therefore each block or slab looks completely unique, with shading, texture and qualities that give is a much more interesting and elegant appearance.
What’s more, unlike other building materials they have a timeless appeal that fortunately evades the ebb and flow of trends. By using natural stone for your interior or exterior, you can be sure that it will look just as good in a generation as it does when you invest in the work now. Whether you are building a modern property or renovating a period one, such materials will look stylish and in-keeping for years to come.
Durable & Versatility
For the same reason that stone is quarried, it is also incredibly versatile. Therefore whether you want to build a house, wall, worktop, tiles or a pavement, natural stone can suit the purpose and be shaped to the size required with little hassle. Especially when you hire a stone fitting specialist, the results from materials such as marble and limestone can be impressive and long-lasting. Natural stone requires very little maintenance compared to the majority of manufactured products, making it a durable and reliable option for properties and constructions that will stand the test of time.
Increased Property Value
Last but not least, natural stone can significantly increase the value of your home. Although undoubtedly more expensive than manufactured materials, it offers a long-term investment and return on the value of your property. For renovations and home improvements, you might want to think about natural stone cladding over the existing exterior of your building. A more affordable option with practical benefits for the longevity of the property’s structure, it gives a bespoke finish to your home or business that can improve its value and appearance.
When you choose natural stone for your property, you are picking out a quality material that is reliable, durable, versatile and unique. A sound investment for any construction or renovation, it can be fitted for a variety of purposes both indoors and outdoors, giving a bespoke finish to any construction work that will stand the test of time. So whether you prefer marble, granite, sandstone or another type of stonework, you are choosing a superior material that offers a great investment to increase the value of your property.
Article by Freelance Copywriter Kelly Gilmour-Grassam an outdoorsy girl from Yorkshire who is planning to eat her way round Europe. Follow her at @KellyGGrassam.