When it comes to building a home, both the design and quality of products used go a long way to creating the best finish. Stonework plays a great role in achieving fabulous house designs and attractive finish. Stone products are very ideal and can be used both indoors and outdoors due to its suitability for any style of house selected. They are also commonly used due to the fact that they can be used to achieve design continuity, attractive colors and textures. There are probably two stone types that can be used to achieve great finish, the natural stone and the lightweight. As the name suggests, the lightweight stones are lighter as compared to the natural stones. Their installation is easier and are readily available. The costs are also affordable and they look more like the natural stone. They are manufactured from moulds that are obtained from the natural stone hence they have a look resembling the real stone to appear more realistic as possible.
The lightweight stones are also blended with a variety of colors to suit different preferences and achieve a beautiful finish. Concerning physical strength, they can withstand a great deal of pressure or impact subjected on them, more like the natural stone. These stones are also produced for use as claddings for a number of structures such as pillars, retaining walls and feature walls both outdoor and indoor. The stones are available in different colors which creates a flexibility in design and elegance.
Stone can be applied to many structures in a home, including the countertops in the kitchen. They can also be used to renovate bathroom structures such as tops of vanities, floors, dump or wet walls. The natural stones on the other hand are available in different forms including granite, marble, sandstone, bluestone and slate. Due to the wide range of options, the type of stones chosen by home owners will greatly be dependent on what they are using them for and their budget constraints. Another popular stones are those that are reconstituted as they come in a variety of colors, do not stain easily and very hygienic.
When it comes to durability, the stone is outstanding, but vigilance will be necessary as the stone will outlast the house’s décor. They are also quite expensive to obtain and use for house decorations, though the natural stones can be a bit cheaper as compared to the reconstituted stones under some circumstances. The costs vary depending on the type of supplier and the locality. One may expect prices ranging from $50 for each square meter in the case of limestone to about $1000 or more for each square meter as in the case of marble. As for the reconstituted stones, they can cost as from $800 per meter square. Constructions can be accompanied by landscaping as in the case of building new house structures or decorating properties. This therefore sounds an alarm for financial preparedness when planning out for house constructions and decorations.