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Ancient as the earth itself; made from the very same gas and liquid that solidified to form the earth, natural stone brings grace to many architectural wonders from the dawn of civilization to the present day. From ancient monuments, like the pyramids in Egypt and the majestic splendor of the Greek and Roman architecture, natural stone is no longer the preserve of Royalty and the Affluent today.
Knowing how to properly care for and protect natural stone is very important for preserving the beauty of the natural surface. It all starts with understanding the science of stone.
We’ve all heard it before: the often-debated question of stone or no stone. Why should I build with natural stone, ask developers and architects. Looking for some good arguments for stone? Here are ten reasons.
Hewn from the earth, cut with diamond saws, polished like glass, and shipped around the world, stone makes the most cosmopolitan of counters. It exists everywhere in the world, yet nowhere is it the same. Even from the same quarry, no two pieces are identical.
5,000 years is a long time. It’s so long that we have trouble comprehending it. But monuments built of natural stone more than 5,000 years ago are still standing today, which is a testament to natural stone’s enduring beauty and strength.
Granite is a fascinating material that may appeal to you when replacing countertopsOne of the main reasons people select granite is because of its natural beauty. The coloration will never change so it will always be as bright and vibrant as when it is first installed.
Natural stone is the most aesthetic and eco-friendly construction material known to mankind. There are many types of natural stone, each with distinguished properties and advantages. Some are ideally suited for larger applications, while some are better for aesthetically highlighting areas of your home.
Study by Marble Institute of America shows granite to be as cleanable as engineered stone.
At the end of the day, there is a place to which you can escape, to nurture your body as well as your soul; this place is the master bath. Recently evolving into a spa-like retreat for the discriminating homeowner this bath is the epitome of elegance when created using natural stone.
Natural stone comes in an endless variety of colors and choosing the right one can be a daunting task. Homeowners often want to match their new flooring and countertops to items they already own, or to their existing paint scheme.