Builders have a lot of options to choose from, and it seems the marketplace is growing more competitive by the day. The next time you are faced with a decision about what type of material to use, consider choosing natural stone.
As you’ll see, stone is a durable, sustainable, and cost-effective choice for all of your building needs:
There’s a reason why stone structures built thousands of years ago are still around today. Natural stones like limestone, slate, and granite are literally built to withstand the test of time. Even in high traffic areas like kitchens and bathrooms, stone floors and fixtures can last as long as 50 years or more.
Natural stone’s durability also lends itself well to a home’s exterior. Stone can withstand any type of weather and look great year-round with minimal maintenance and upkeep.
Durability and sustainability go hand-in-hand. The less often you have to replace materials inside or outside your home, the less harm you are causing to the environment.
Many types of stone are also mined sustainably with as little impact on the environment as possible. Also, stone is completely recyclable. If vintage design is your thing, there’s a great market for secondhand stone that adds a unique touch to a building while helping the environment.
The upfront cost of stone might be higher than other types of materials you are considering for a building, but it really does pay for itself in the long run.
You can assure your clients (or yourself) that you are making a worthwhile investment and you’ll be saving money on maintenance, repairs, and replacement in the long run by choosing natural stone.
Adding it into your building design up front allows you to budget and plan accordingly for the rest of the project. Trust us, you’ll be glad you did!