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6 Reasons to Use Natural Stone in Your Home

April 30, 2018

At My Tile Market, we are big advocates of using natural stone in your home. The popularity of natural stone in Australian homes and businesses is the result of the ongoing trend in home design towards the use of natural, environmentally friendly and durable materials.

Not only is natural stone durable and good for the planet, but also cost effective, low-maintenance, and comes in a range of sizes, types and colours to seamlessly fit with any interior design style.

In this month’s blog post, we give you 6 reasons to consider using natural stone in your home:

Variety

Firstly, natural stone comes in a variety of different styles, sizes and colours, including cobblestone, ledgestone, stackstone, bluestone, travertine and marble. Not only can these stones be cut and shaped to fit the design of your home or garden, but natural stone also comes in a range of different colours and patterns, with no stone looking the same as the next. If you are looking for a material which will offer unique characteristics in terms of colour and texture, natural stone is the product to choose.

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Durability

The second reason to consider using natural stone in your home is because of its inherent durability and resistance to wear. Natural stone weathers harsh temperatures and moisture very effectively, and becomes more unique and attractive as it ages. Natural stone is not easily damaged, meaning that it can be used in high traffic and communal areas, as well as outside in the elements. When sealed, natural stone is also resistant to stains and scratches, hence why it is so often used in kitchens, bathrooms, and outdoors, including barbecue areas and around swimming pools.

Convenience

Because stone is a natural product, this material is easily available across the world, making it convenient for use in both residential and commercial buildings. Natural stone is easily accessible for dealers, and able to be cut and shaped according to your needs. The convenience of using natural stone, unlike some other building materials which are harder to obtain, means that your renovation or design project is able to be finished more quickly and effectively.

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Effectiveness

The fourth reason to consider using natural stone in your home is how easy it is to care for and maintain natural stone surfaces. Ensuring that your stone surfaces are sealed will increase their resistance to spills and minor damage. Apart from this, all that natural stone requires in terms of care is to be gently wiped down with cloths or mops, and to avoid coming in contact with harsh or acidic cleaning products. Excluding major damage, natural stone can be easily maintained without the need for professional care, making it a more cost effective product for your home.

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Profitability

Choosing natural stone can also add to the value of your home. The desirability of natural stone for its appearance, durability, cost effectiveness, and for being low maintenance, means that potential homeowners prefer properties which include natural stone surfaces. The timeless quality of natural stone, as well as its ability to adapt to multiple interior design styles, will give your home an elegance and practicality which buyers are looking for.

Flexibility

Finally, you should consider using natural stone in your home because of its ability to adapt seamlessly to various interior design styles. The flexibility of natural stone means that it can be incorporated into styles as diverse as modern, industrial, country, bohemian, Scandinavian, rustic and traditional. Natural stone can be used both inside and outside, including on the walls, floors and as features such as table tops and splashbacks. Natural stone can therefore act as both the foundation of the design of your home or as a dramatic and artistic feature in its own right.

At My Tile Market, we are dedicated to providing our customers with the best quality selection of natural stone in Sydney. Contact Us on our website, or visit us in store today!