A great design within budget is achievable only with quality materials and hence materials utilized are the solution to a good functioning building. Another factor to be considered while decorating a home is that you choose the right color tones to create an enjoyable and comfortable place to live. The colors in your home will have a significant impact on your experience of the property because different colors can affect your mood significantly and they will also absorb heat in different ways. What would be better than a natural stone installation serving dual purpose – durability & attractiveness.
HOW TO SELECT THE RIGHT NATURAL STONE TYPE?
Whether you’re a first time buyer or you are building your house from scratch, it’s absolutely necessary to select the right stone for your project, and to do that you will need to study stones to the very depth. You need to know what type of stone is suitable and where and how to place it and also how to eventually take care of the application so it gives you better results in the future. The stronger the foundations are, the better the results will be. Stone Universe brings to you various options in Natural Stones:
THIN VENEER – ONE OF THE BEST CLADDING CHOICE
Natural Stone Veneer can be used for both indoors and outdoors. It functions as protective layering and beautifully adds to the aesthetics. Great way of adding texture and a touch of color to an otherwise bland home décor. At Stone Universe, Natural Stone Veneer comes in wide range of colors in different form of flats and corners to cover both the front surface of the wall as well as the corners.
FLAGSTONE – A NATURAL PAVING STONE
Flagstone provides sturdy & durable natural stone material with non-slip surface, therefore great choice for external applications. For landscape decoration, the flagstone paver will create a hand-made feel to your yard that looks timeless.
The front few steps give us the first tactile experience of a building as steps grab everyone’s attention, either it’s indoor or outdoor. If used creatively and wisely Natural Stone adds subtle transition from landscape to home-scape, and one elevation to next in odd terrains of your garden.
Natural stone slabs are widely used as kitchen countertops, bathroom vanity tops and outdoor BBQs. Natural stone slabs comes with gorgeous grains, veins and shades on a single piece that’s adds to the aesthetic appeal of area concerned.
IMPORTANT TIPS FOR FIRST TIME BUYERS
When choosing natural stone we often put the aesthetics first. However, considering your needs and how the stone performs first will lead to a superior outcome. We would like to share few considerations you should keep in mind while selecting the right natural stone for your home.
LOCATION AND WEATHER
Primary task while selecting natural stone for your home is where you plan to install it. We need to choose stones that responds well to the climate and context. So selecting the right stone for your walls and floors will not only help you stay comfortable, but it will also help you lower your energy costs at home.
DETERMINE YOUR COLOR PALETTE
Further, determine the color palette that will suit the interior or exterior of your home. For example, darker rooms will give warm and cozy feeling, whereas lighter rooms will feel larger and cooler. And for outdoors, if area gets direct sunlight, a light range stone color is recommended as it will not generate too much glare or absorb too much heat.
DETERMINE THE PATTERN & FINISH
The distinctive veining pattern contributes to the unique character of different natural stones. The naturally appearing pattern on each stone reflects enthralling effects including rustic, earthy, casual, sophisticated and warm among many others.
Another great contributor to appearance is surface finish of a stone. Different stones have different finish- for example:
Limestone– It’s a soft stone but it is ideal if you want to achieve a unique look, due to the fact that it is largely made up of materials such as corals and shells. It is incredibly classic and is available in light, earthy colors.
Sandstone – It’s a rough, textured stone that is made up largely of grains of sand. It provides an attractive surface for flooring and it is available in many different colors and patterns.
Travertine – It’s just like marble but it has a textured surface rather than a highly polished one, due to the natural cavities found in the stone. Either you can choose to fill those cavities to give the travertine a polished appearance or leave it natural.
Rate varies extensively, and it is not always desirable to look for the most affordable products. Lifespan sandstone’s utility have to be taken into account. So preferring quality material that will serve you well for a long time will be cost-efficient.
Finally, for all the creative people out there who are cautious about aesthetics, Stone Universe can help you find value and maximize your project’s budget.