Architects, developers, and construction workers often ask why they should build with natural stone and the list in endless, but we are going to highlight the most important reasons that you should be using natural stone in your next project.
Natural stone is environmentally compatible
Natural stone is one of the few materials that contains no pollutants and does not release substances during fires that could damage your health. This material also doesn’t require chemical substances such as protective coatings before it can be used.
Natural stone is individual
After natural stone is quarried from large blocks, it is then cut into desired sizes by fabricators based on the requirements of the project. Natural stone can also be cut into more shapes than just squares and rectangles. The different varieties of stones can allow you to highlight the uniqueness in your project.
Natural stone ages well
There are some building materials that don’t take well to time and the elements, but not natural stone. The life of natural stone is extremely long and with the right planning, natural stone buildings have been known to survive for thousands of years.
Natural stone is attractively priced
Natural stone has been proven to be no more expensive than synthetic building materials. The high investment costs of natural stone is offset by the low-maintenance costs.
Natural stone is one of the most durable materials on the market. This allows your family to use the kitchen, bathroom or any other areas in your home without concern of damaging your stones. Even after years of use, most natural stones show hardly any signs of wear and tear.
There are a wide range of finishes that can be applied to natural stone to extend it’s life, resist wear and tear, and make stone slip resistant. Most natural stones only need to be washed with mild soap and water. If you are skeptical about using soap, there are cleaners that are specifically made for natural stone that are affordable.
Natural stone is readily available
No matter where you go on earth you can find beautiful natural stone. Its diversity is unparalleled to other building materials.
If you have clients looking to start a home renovation project this summer, Firenze has a wide selection of beautiful and durable natural stone! If you are in search of natural stone, contact us as Firenze International and we would love to help you and your clients find the natural stone countertops of their dreams!