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Common Myths About Natural Stone

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Natural stone is an elegant masonry material that offers a lot of benefits.

Natural stone is an incredibly beautiful and reliable material when it comes to residential and commercial design, but many business and home owners question its practicality. Here are a few common misconceptions about natural stone, and why you might want to consider it for your next project.

Myth: Natural stone stains too easily – Many business and homeowners worry that spills and accidents will leave natural stone beyond repair. While some staining will occur on any light colored material, most stains are treatable.

Myth: Natural stone is too expensive – Although natural stone is found in a lot of high-end projects, that doesn’t mean it is out of reach of modest budgets. Availability and demand will determine the cost of certain types of natural stone, and will often fall in similar (or cheaper) price ranges as other manmade materials.

Myth: The pores in natural stone harbor bacteria – Bacteria is everywhere, regardless of what kind surface material you choose to work with. The porous nature of stone doesn’t make it any worse for wear.

Myth: Restoring and refinishing stone creates dust and debris – Stone restoration is typically a wet process, and is always cleaned up afterward.

Myth: Natural stone is delicate and requires too much maintenance – Scratching and etching can occur when working with softer stones, like marble and limestone, but this can be prevented. Natural stone maintenance is easy and involved little more than routine cleaning.

Myth: Natural stone is out of style and not modern – Some colors and finishes will give a more traditional look, but natural stone is timeless. Many modern techniques are integrating natural stone into more fashionable designs, and most of these styles age with grace. Every single piece of natural stone is unique, so natural stone actually provides more individuality than other materials.

Myth: Natural stone is slippery and unsafe – Natural stone is just that — natural. Modern sealants can give you a natural finish that is waterproof and provides plenty of traction.

Masonry Repair and Restoration from Del Prete Masonry

For all of your questions regarding masonry repair and restoration, feel free to contact Del Prete Masonry. Our masonry restoration professionals have the experience and history of satisfied clients to prove that we’ll get the job done right, and cost-effectively. To get started with your masonry restoration project, please contact our office today at 410-683-0650 or email us at mike@delpretemasonry.com. We serve Baltimore City, County, Harford County, Carroll County, Anne Arundel County, and Howard County.

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