Natural stone can be a seamless and beautiful addition to your home. A couple weeks ago we talked about granite and this week we are going to talk about four myths surrounding natural stone, and why it makes a wonderful addition to your home.
Myth #1 Natural Stone Will Go Out of Style
In the world of home remodeling different colors, finishes, and layouts may come in and out of style with the seasons but stone never goes out of style. Natural stone is a timeless addition to your home, adding a level of sophistication and romance. If you are looking for depth and texture, this choice is the best way to go to connect with nature and remain relevant.
Myth #2 Natural Stone Requires A lot of Maintenance
There are certain natural stones such as marble and limestone that may be susceptible to scratching or etches in the face but there are measures you can take that prevent dings from forming. Always choose a stone carefully, assessing one to fit your lifestyle. If you are a chef who despises cutting boards, perhaps a heartier stone would be the right choice for you; however, most nicks can be avoided by cleaning spills quickly, using coasters under hot pans and cups and avoiding harsh cleaning products.
Myth #3 Natural Stone is a Stain Magnet
Any surface has the capability to stain but for those considering granite, limestone, or marble it is worth it to note that most, if not all stains are treatable. Natural stone is a strong addition to your home and as long as spills and messes are cleaned in a short period, staining shouldn’t be an issue. Consider your lifestyle though and make sure if you have kids around you talk to your contractor about the best kind of stone for you.
Myth #4 Natural Stone Is Expensive
Price for this material varies greatly like any other material. The source of the stone, the availability, and the color can all have their own effects on pricing. Sometimes natural stone can be less expensive than man-made materials. Natural stone is an investment in your home’s future, made to outlast other options.
Go With Natural Stone and Del Prete Masonry
If you’re ready to upgrade your home and to utilize stone, Del Prete Masonry has the expertise to meet your needs. With more than 25 years of experience, Del Prete has done projects in and around the Baltimore area at Johns Hopkins and M&T Bank Stadium as well as Harford, Carroll, Anne Arundel and Howard Counties. To explore our residential or commercial services and to set up a consultation, please give us a call at 410-683-0650 or contact us online. To see examples of our work and get updates follow us on Facebook, Twitter, Google+ and Pinterest.