Designing the interior and exterior of your home with natural stone is more than just great looking. Did you know that is also environmentally friendly? Many people will comment on the style and quality appearance that natural stone brings to your home, but many are in the dark about the countless environmentally friendly attributes. We wrote this to introduce you to this “green” side of natural stone.
How Is Using Natural Stone Environmentally Friendly?
- Environmentally Friendly – Opting to using natural stone rather than synthetic material can benefit the environment in many ways. In its natural state, it does not require the use of energy or power for production. As a result, pollution is not generated in the creation of natural stone, and we’re saving energy for the Earth. Natural stone also has a thermal mass which naturally insulates, saving energy that would be needed to cool or heat a home.
- Natural Durability – Rock is known for its indestructible qualities. When choosing between construction materials, keep in mind the ability of stone to withstand rain, wind, snow, hail, fire and heat. Further, when stone is used to build interior structures like fireplaces, it is not easily scratched, stained, or burned. This means it will not need to be replaced and that saves on the landfill impact on older construction materials that are disposed of as they go bad.
- Health Conscious – The natural state of stone means that no chemicals or synthetics are added to it. We should always be conscious of the material we’re using to build the place in which we live. This is the atmosphere in which we’ll spend a lot of our time and the air we’ll be breathing each day. Using natural material, especially stone, will lower our chances of ingesting airborne chemicals from construction materials and that can have long-term health effects.
- Cost Effective – Considering its durability and the negative health effects we’re avoiding, we are also saving money as a result. In the event that your fireplace, kitchen counters, or floors are made of a damageable product, you will inevitably find scratches and stains that you’ll need to spend money to fix. Also, breathing in contaminated air from synthetic material inside the home may result in paying for doctors visits and prescriptions. When you calculate the true lifetime costs, we think you will find that natural stone is also cost effective as well as being environmentally friendly.
We hope you enjoyed this article and will consider a natural stone option for the interior or exterior of your home.
Table Rock Company
Table Rock Stone Company was born out of a desire to meet the demands of a discerning eye in today’s stone marketplace. Our customers have come to expect luxurious appeal and timeless quality while being fully sustainable and environmentally responsible. We have a passion for our product and it shows in our attention to detail. If you have any questions about natural stone or would like to find a natural stone supplier near you, contact us by clicking HERE.
If you have any questions about the natural stone and fireplace products we offer, contact us. You can discuss this with one of our Table Rock professionals, contact us by calling (402) 408-1830 in Omaha or (402) 499-2634 in Lincoln. You can also email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. We look forward to serving you!