Why You Should Choose Natural Stone

Here are five reasons why you should choose natural stone for any design plan that you may be contemplating.

It is authentic:
In a world of faux this and faux that, natural stone is as simple as can be. In the most basic terms, it is “dug up” out of the Good Earth, then cut and formed into flooring, wall covering, paving, sculpture and more. It is easy to get a “stone visual” in your design plan when you choose authentic natural stone.

It is timeless:
Think of all the design trends that come and go. Then consider the many gently worn stone floors and walkways that tell a story of generations. Visualize the sculpture that has enhanced the human experience and the simple sink that has made the mundane more tolerable. This is the essence of natural stone.

It is durable:
Roman bridges and aqueducts endure for all to see as symbols of pure utility. These iconic landmarks are too numerous to mention but the Taj Mahal, the Lincoln Memorial, Angkor Wat, and the Roman Colosseum come quickly to mind. A final unique feature of natural stone is how it evolves and changes with time and usage. Different patinas and patterns emerge to create an organic element.

Why You Should Choose Natural Stone
via Library of Congress

It is green:
Natural stone is kind to the environment in both the quarrying and the production. It is easily installed with natural, environmentally friendly mortars. Finally, simple oils and waxes will maintain it virtually forever.

It is affordable:
The reality is very simple. The life-cycle costs of natural stone are immeasurably small. Think for moment of installing floors in a home or a commericial space and having it survive and function for a thousand years.

There you have five reasons why you should choose natural stone. Now here are a few reasons to work with Stone Tile Depot. We are incredibly experienced. This should come as no surprise given that we have our own quarries and a worldwide foot print. Our sales team benefits from this international experience by being very knowledgeable in all aspects of stone selection and stone design. Our significant international presence makes us very available to provide insight via our unique collections. Thanks for reading!