Natural stone is one of the most versatile building materials on the market for residential, industrial, and commercial design. It’s loved by homeowners, architects, and designers alike because every piece is unique and adds something different. It works great for exterior paving, driveways, countertops, indoor flooring, and much more. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most common myths surrounding natural stone.
They’ll Go Out of Style
Although the way natural stone is used may change over time, the stone itself will likely never go out of style. As we said, no two pieces of natural stone are the same, meaning your natural stone walkway or countertop will always have a unique appeal to it that can’t be replicated.
Although there are certain stones used to build walkways and patios that tends to be quite fragile and breakable, natural stone is not one of them. Granite, for example, is a hard, igneous rock that can be found in various forms in the earth’s crust. Granite is known for coming in a variety of colors and being durable enough to be used for just about anything.
It Will Lose Its Color
Another common misconception about natural stone is that it will lose its color or fade over time. There’s something called inherent coloration that occurs in natural stone. What this means is that the color of the stone is an intrinsic part of the chemistry of the rock. If other pigments make it into the rock, they will fade out over time. So in other words, natural stone will not lose its color due to sunlight exposure or other factors.
It’s Not Worth The Price
Natural stone is not necessarily cheap nor expensive, however, many people over-anticipate the cost when it comes to planning their next project. Fortunately, there are ways for you to be able to accurately estimate how much your project will cost, based on the exact type of stone you’re looking for and the square footage of the area you’re designing. Another factor to take into consideration is how the wood is cut. If you’re looking for a special cut, you may be charged more for this. However, if you don’t need much work to be done on it, your costs should be a lot lower.
Speak With Our Natural Stone Experts
Lukonen Bros is your top supplier for natural stone, sandstone, flagstone, decorative stones and much more throughout Colorado. No matter what type of stone you’re looking for or what project you’re working on, we can help. There are a lot of different types of stone on the market and many different color options available, so it’s best to understand all your options before making any final decisions. Whether you just want to chat about all the products we have available, or you’re ready to get started, give us a call today. Stay tuned to our blog for more helpful tips and tricks.