Beautiful and elegant, while also being durable, nothing can beat the look of natural stone. And, with wide range of choices including flagstone, limestone, granite, river rock, travertine and more, homeowners are sure to find a style that perfectly complements their homes architectural design.
The wide availability of natural stone aside, there are many more natural stone advantages that just can’t be beat, including those that follow.
Natural Stone Advantages That Just Can’t Be Missed
Long Life Cycle
When you consider just how durable a material natural stone really is compared to many of the other types of flooring materials on the market today, you can expect it to last you a long time, even longer if you seal it with a high-quality sealing agent. Natural stone’s longevity makes it a great investment.
Natural stone is both indoor air quality and environmentally friendly. This is because it doesn’t release any toxic gases. To avoid increased shipping costs (natural stone is extremely heavy), however, you should choose a local supplier when making your purchase.
As we mentioned previously, to get the best results from your natural stone, you should take care to properly seal it with a high-quality sealing agent. Sealing natural stone protects it from unwanted stains and extends its longevity. Sealing can either be done by a professional tile installer or on a DIY basis.
If you choose to do-it-yourself, it is a relatively easy process; just be sure and sweep the stone free of debris. Mop with a natural stone friendly cleaning agent, rinse, and allow the stone to dry completely prior to applying sealant. Once dry, apply the sealer according to the directions on the packaging, allow to dry for 24-hours.
Increased Property Values
Regardless of which type of natural stone you choose, you are guaranteed to receive a stunning look, and an almost instantaneous boost to your home’s property values. If you’re looking at updating the décor of your home’s flooring, look no further than that of natural stone.