Natural stone in terrace design ideas

The growing popularity of natural stone and its increased availability indicate that it is a more commonly used symbol of luxury. Also, its durability, endurance and its aesthetic values are the decisive factors, here. Apart from looking beautiful on terraces, floors or exterior elevations, natural stone also provides safe surroundings.

The natural formation of stone coexisting with its surroundings

Currently, different types of natural stone are more and more frequently used as the finishes of different elements employed by the construction industry. This also applies to balconies or terraces, which are adjacent to the ground or growing plants. We are inclined to believe that marble, granite or limestone slabs are used for this purpose because of their naturalness, ascetic but diverse textures, delicate veins and numerous shades of colours.

How to prepare the base for a terrace stone flooring?

While preparing your terrace for a stone flooring, you’ve got to extract the top layer of humus first. The organic substances contained in this component of soil, formed as a result of the decomposition of plant material, can cause the sinking of a stone floor. It’s customary to lift the terrace floor back up, above the ground level, making use of gravel, sand or all-in aggregate, which needs to be appropriately condensed. Such construction is an ideal base for laying stone slabs.  

Proper maintenance of stone guarrantees its durability

Natural stone is the material which gives a wide range of possibilities for design ideas, starting with large slabs in geometric shapes and ending at small asymmetric elements. Reasonable marble and travertine maintenance based on cristalization, sanding, brushing or polishing helps to preserve the unique beauty of the material. It also makes the stone more resistant to such factors as humidity, hailing, changeable temperatures and mechanical damage as well.

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What should exterior window sills be characterized by?

Window sills, above all, are to protect the wall construction located beneath windows against rainfalls, too intense sunlight and high temperatures. For this reason, they have to be made of properly selected materials, they have to be of optimal sizes and should be properly mounted. Later in our post, you will find out what their distinguishing characteristics should be like.

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What should exterior window sills be characterized by?

Directions of imports of natural stone

A group of natural stone comprises a wide range of materials used essentially to produce varied elements of interior decoration – worktops, window - sills, stairs, fireplace surrounds etc. Types of stone are countless. There are characterized by distinct physical properties, multipurpose usage, and above all, diverse visual qualities. But the truth is, you will not find two pieces of stone, which would be identical. Nature has ensured, that every element is unique and unreproducible.

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Directions of imports of natural stone

Granite flooring. Where do they work best?

Granite is highly valued natural material, which for centuries, has been used in the construction industry and in the home decorating. The stone is a type of igneous rock, distinguished by a string of essential performance characteristics like durability, endurance, resistance to environmental factors and mechanical damage. Owing to its exceptional aesthetic values, granite is the preferred stone utilised by interior designers and as such it is broadly used in home decorating, especially as a stone flooring. In our post, you will find out, where granite floors work best.

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Granite flooring. Where do they work best?

A kitchen marble worktop. Is it a good idea?

Marble is one of the most frequently chosen natural stone used as finishing material in residential buildings. Undoubtedly, the main reason for its popularity lies in the visual qualities of this material, yet its physical properties are of equal importance. Being durable, universal and timeless, marble will do fine both in modern and classic interiors. It is used to produce windowsills, stairs and fireplace surrounds. Equally alluring are marble worktops. However, is using marble in a kitchen a good idea?

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A kitchen marble worktop. Is it a good idea?
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