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Sustainable and Long Lasting: 6 Reasons to Choose Natural Stone Surfaces in Your Home

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Natural stones are universally appealing, versatile and modern interior design and decorating materials. They bring unique textures and pleasant colours into living spaces. When used in interiors, it lends a timeless and elegant vibe to spaces. Natural stones are versatile and add a distinct texture to interiors. They have been used as a building material for centuries and in the home it can be used to create timeless, classic looks. 

The most popular types of natural stone: quartzite, travertine, limestone, granite, marble and sandstone. You can learn more about the types of natural stones over at Bellagio Stone

And now, let’s see the cons, why we should opt for them.

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Reasons to Choose Natural Stone Surfaces in Your Home

Sustainable

Natural stone has a low embodied energy, ready availability as a naturally occurring material – often locally (within a 500 mile radius of the project), no off-gases to impair indoor air quality and high thermal capacitance which saves energy. Just choose the stone for your place whose production as well as fabrication process is purely water-based and free from chemical substances.

Stone is completely recyclable and has the potential to serve many different uses and purposes over its lifetime.

Durable

As a result of the geological processes, the thousands of years of compression, natural stone is an incredibly hard wearing material. 

Fireproof and heat proof

Of course natural stone never sets fire but it’s also heat proof. This property comes handy when we are talking about a counter top material in the kitchens or BBQ must be heatproof as well as dirt-resistant to work comfortably. 

Low maintenance

Natural stones are straightforward to maintain and require minimal cleaning, maintenance, or paints for the long term. Simple care and maintenance will help preserve the stone’s beauty for generations to come. Some of them even naturally bacteria resistant like granite! The hard, nonporous surface does not give allergens anywhere to hide, making cleaning more effective.

Longlasting

They don’t need to be replaced frequently, or in some cases, at all.  If you are designing a home you hope to live in for many years to come, natural stone is a great choice. Also, one of the many advantages is the natural stone’s timeless elegance. Homes and buildings that use natural stone don’t become outdated, and tile increases home value.

Unique

The nature of natural stone means that it comes in a variety of colours and textures and each individual piece cannot be replicated. This versatility means than natural stone can be selected to suit your design style

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