When it comes to remodeling or upgrading pools, patios, paths, or driveways,
more and more people are turning to aesthetic and durable
natural stone surfaces. Natural stone surfacing requires little maintenance, is durable through
any kind of weather, and can be stunning to look at.
5 Reasons to Install Natural Stone Surfacing
There are many positive reasons to choose stone surfacing when remodeling
your property, including:
Increase the property value and curb appeal of your home—Whether you are improving your residential home or a commercial
property, natural stone surfacing can greatly improve the value of your
investments. Many people believe that natural stone costs more than the
concrete equivalent, but that isn’t necessarily true. When compared
to concrete, natural stone has more capacity to improve the curb appeal
of your property and is a better investment.
More environmentally friendly—Natural stone surfaces are considered a “greener,” safer
option for the environment. Concrete products create large amounts of
pollution and a big carbon footprint when being manufactured. Even though
stone surfaces do require shaping, packaging, and transportation, the
footprint created for stone surfaces is small in comparison to concrete
alternatives. Stone surfaces are not created, making them a natural part
of the Earth’s life-cycle.
Unique, interesting patterns and colors—Part of the charm of natural aesthetics is the unique and unaltered
qualities to each piece. Every stone has an individual blend of colors
and patterns that make it completely its own. Natural stones don’t
try to mimic uniformity the way concrete products do, which makes them
more forgiving to changes that occur over the wearing of weather elements and time.
Requires little to no maintenance—When you think about ancient structures that have lasted for centuries,
typically they are made of natural stones. Because of its density and
durability, natural stone surfacing requires very little maintenance.
Certain types of stone, such as granite or limestone, resist moisture
and can endure heavy weight and use. Occasionally, your stone surface
may need a cleaning, but it will often not need deep cleaning, sealing,
or crack repair.
The naturally safer choice—Many people choose natural stones because they tend to create excellent
no-slip surfaces. The safety in the textured surface makes them ideal
for poolside patios, where people are likely to slip and hurt themselves
on alternative surfaces. Some stone surfaces can even be frost resistant,
making them less slippery during the icy winters and keeping them safe
from frost damage.
If you would like more information on how natural stone surfaces can benefit
contact TerraCORE Panels at (888) 880-1614!