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NATURAL STONE

Natural stones have been the most common building material of choice since decades for our ancestors. They are often quarried from rock beds formed over millions of years, natural stones are commonly used in many building interiors as well as exteriors. Natural stone is quarried in the form of blocks, which can weighing up to 22 tons. Natural stone blocks usually cut into slabs generally 3/4" or 1-1/4" thick and the polish is applied. Because stone is a naturally found in the Mother Nature no two pieces are exactly match, which makes each finished countertop, wall, floor, tile, or mantle is distinctive. And, unlike manufactured stones, natural stone can be three-dimensional and used as columns, statuary etc. Natural stones in exterior applications has also proven superior to manufactured or engineered products against the effects of nature such as weather or sun. Either building a new home or remodeling, natural stone offers you durability, natural beauty, permanence, and uniqueness–and more important than others, it adds true value to your home.

There are several options when it comes to natural, durable stone for your home’s interior and exterior: granite, limestone, marble, onyx, slate, travertine, & quartz. Choosing a natural stone for your home is actually a taste, much like selecting piece of drawing for your wall or an accessory. While there are so many of natural stones to consider, some are better than others in particular uses in and around the home.
 

There are several finishes available for natural stones such as polished, honed, leathered, brushed, and antiqued. Ask professionals about the pros and cons of the different finishes for your project.
 

Some of the advantages of Natural Stone are, classic Beauty, durability, easy maintenance, superior quality, affordability and increased home value.

1. Durability
 

No chemicals are used during the processes of natural Stones, which makes it eco-friendly option. Most of them creates great visual at your property either used in exterior areas as well as interior areas such as kitchen, or bathrooms.

2. Unique Look
 

 Since the Stones are coming from the Nature, no other designs or individual tiles and slabs are going to be similar, which makes it unique just for you. Either Onyx slabs for your walls, granite countertops, or marble tiles on your floor is not going to be identical with someones. Stonevary offers many exquisite designs and variety of colors to choose from.


 

3. Higher Home Value
 

Installing natural stones from StoneVary such as granite, marble, onyx, or slate at your home in exterior or interior designs will increase the value of your house. Many home owners appreciate the luxurious feel granite adds to a kitchen, and some other marble on their living room table. Natural stones are not a trend that might pass its time, elegant choice and is likely to be appreciated for years by many people, which makes it a wonderful addition to any home and a great investment.

4. Enhanced Appearance

StoneVary natural stones will enhance the visual appeal of a kitchen or a bathroom as well as exterior parts such as your backyard or garage way. Our range of colors, and amazing patterns make it easy to find something that matches your existing decor, including the cabinets, walls, and flooring. Thanks to the natural stone’s high durability, stunning granite countertops look beautiful for years, and your kitchen remains a masterpiece.

5. Easy to Maintain

Granite is the hardest stone in nature that exist on your own, and it is the easiest to clean and maintain. Where all other stones requires more maintenance to keep its beauty and quality such as marble, onyx, and travertine. That is why granite is the type of stone most used in the high traffic areas such as kitchen countertops due to its resistance with damages and stains.The polished surface of natural stones are smooth, resistant to staining, and will not absorb liquids, all of which makes them a simplest option to maintain.

During your selection,  consider the following;

  • Select a color and pattern that goes well with your designs. At first, request a sample fort he selected material, and then  follow by an inspection of the actual slab or tiles.

  • Select a texture that is appropriate for the application area. There are a wide range of options available each offering a distinct appearance.

 

The facts about natural stone:

 

  • Granite ranked #1 in cleanability when compared to six other countertop surfaces including stainless steel. (Based on a 1999 study by the Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management.)

  • Natural stone is competitively priced with quartz surface products and often priced lower.

  • Marble and granite have the same level of cleanability as engineered. (Based on a 2006 study by the Hospitality Institute of Technology and Management.)

  • Natural stone is low maintenance often only requiring warm water, mild dishwashing liquid and a soft cloth to maintain its beauty.

  • Granite countertops have never been known to emit dangerous levels of radon gas. Environmental Health and Engineering (EHE) recently conducted one of the largest studies of granite countertops, in which no stone was identified as a health risk when used as a countertop surface. EHE also conducted a global review of published studies, and these data show that radon emissions from granite countertops pose no health threat. For more information on these studies, go to www.marble-institute.com

  • Many varieties of natural stone do not need to be sealed, although many are for customer peace of mind.

  • Stone is a product of nature and has its own unique qualities that distinguish it from quartz surface materials. The wonderful character that is offered by vein patterns, color variations, and other design characteristics of stone should be taken into consideration when selecting the perfect stone for your project.

 

How does natural stone compare to solid  surface or other engineered stone?
 

Natural stone is elegant, durable and each piece has a distinct design that makes it ‘one-of-a-kind.’ That means the stone that you choose is distinctively yours. Manufactured stone products are made with stone fragments held together by an epoxy or resin and colored with pigments. These products can have the look and feel of stone, but they are mass-produced and not ‘one-of-a-kind.’

 

Should I seal my natural stone?
 

Sealing is a common step taken on some stones as an extra precaution against staining. Sealing products used in the stone industry are “impregnators” which act as a repellent rather than a sealer. Sealing does not make the stone stain proof; rather it makes the stone more stain resistant. The application of impregnating sealers is a common practice. However, when consulting with your stone supplier, you may find that many stones do not require sealing.
 

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