Stone is one of the most amazing and versatile materials out there. It can be carved, cut, sanded and weathered, all to create unique and interesting looks. As if that wasn’t enough, stone also comes in a huge variety of patterns, styles, colours and textures which can be polished or buffered to add even more variety into the mix. With such a huge array of different finishes and colours, stone can add some beautiful tones and textures into a huge range of different interiors.
Stone can be used in multiple projects and is often seen on the exterior of houses as blocks or slabs, in kitchens as work-surfaces or splash-backs and in bathrooms as flooring or tiling. Stone can also be used for decorative purposes both indoors and outdoors, to create stunning focal art pieces.
When choosing stone for a new project, it is always best to work out where it will be placed and what it may be used for. For instance, if you are planning on installing a new stone work-surface in your kitchen you will need to choose a hard-wearing stone that has been polished or buffered for added protection. If you simply want to create a focal wall in your home, you can afford to choose a softer stone, with a natural or waxed finish.Read more
There are a huge array of different stones to choose from, all of which have their own benefits and advantages. If you want to add some detailing to the exterior of your home, it is best to choose a stone that is hard wearing and able to resist the elements. Lots of people choose limestone for their exterior walls and have it protected to stop decay. If you are looking for a stone for a work-surface in your kitchen, you should also try and choose a more hard-wearing stone such as granite, marble or quartz.
The type of stone you choose can also depend on what kind of style you are looking for in a particular room. Lots of minimalistic homes will choose granite as a work-surface material as it comes in such a wide variety of colours and patterns. It ranges from deep black with white speckles, to a warm, tan colour with black detailing. There is also the option to have small and large patterning through the granite to create interesting effects. Most different types of stone have huge colour and pattern variations, so it is always best to look at the options available to you before making a choice.
With so many different options when it comes to stone, it can be difficult to choose the right one. Whether you are on the look out for a deep black stone or a highly patterned stone, you are sure to find something you like in this section! Why not have a look through some of the images to see what you could do with stone in your home! If there is something you like, why not share it to your Facebook or Twitter profile, so you can find the things you love easier and faster!