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.