Designing the interior and exterior of your home with natural stone is more than just following the trend of going GREEN. It truly makes a difference.
Many people will tell you the countless benefits of using natural stone products – like being environmentally friendly, beneficial to our health, and durable; but one question that doesn’t get addressed enough is, “How?”
How Does Using Natural Stone Benefit You?
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 and having long-term health effects.
- Cost Effective– Considering its durability and the negative health effects we’re avoiding, we are 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. Meanwhile, using a natural, indestructible product will lower the chances of these scenarios.