Despite the use of stone products in home flooring and architecture for thousands of years, the industry is full of rumours, myths and old wife’s tales that are simply not the case. We’re here to separate the fact from the fiction, as we explore 6 common myths about natural stone. 1. Natural […]
Despite the use of stone products in home flooring and architecture for thousands of years, the industry is full of rumours, myths and old wife’s tales that are simply not the case.
We’re here to separate the fact from the fiction, as we explore 6 common myths about natural stone.
1. Natural Stone is Expensive
When considering stone as a flooring or tile option in your renovation or new build, many people immediately assume the price would match the high quality.
Stone is seen as a luxury item, despite being affordable and surprisingly within most people’s reach.
While it may be more expensive than ceramic tile for instance, when you consider its durability and longevity over the long-term, the cost savings start to add up. At StoneMart you’ll find a huge natural stone collection at competitive prices.
2. Natural Stone is Not a Wise Investment
Natural stone has been around for million of years, it’s one of the most durable, robust and long-lasting surfaces nature has to offer. For this reason alone, investing in natural stone is an investment that makes sense. With natural stone, you’re never chasing the latest trend. Stone is timeless and never goes out of fashion. Homes with stone flooring and stone products often attract higher resale prices, increasing the value of your home.
3. Natural Stone Stains Easily
One common myth that tends to float around a lot is that stone absorbs every little stain that’s dropped onto it. While it’s true that some natural stone is porous, most natural stone undergoes a sealing process to prevent the stone from absorbing any liquids and potentially staining the stone. This sealing should be performed once a year to make sure no messes, liquids or stains end up in your beautiful stone countertop. At StoneMart, we offer Premium Sure Seal that protects natural stone products from absorbing any nasty stains. We’ll also help you pick a type of stone that’s appropriate for the room you’re remodelling. Our free, expert consultation will help you decide on the best stone or tile for your kitchen, bathroom or laundry.
4. Natural Stone Required Too Much Maintenance
Some people believe that stone shouldn’t be used for kitchen countertops. There’s a common misconception that stone can’t handle everyday kitchen tasks. This is simply not true. Stone is one of the most durable and water-resistant natural products in the world and is right at home in the kitchen. Special care should be taken when using certain foods, however. You should always use a cutting board when preparing food on a stone counter, especially when dealing with any acidic foods like citrus or tomatoes. Always take extra care when putting hot dishes directly onto stone benchtops directly. Only use light detergents and water to clean natural stone.
5. Natural Stone Has No Variety
You’d be surprised how many people believe that there’s only a few different type of stone products out there. They’ve probably heard of marble and granite and then can’t name any others. Stone flooring comes in a massive number of varieties including marble, travertine, limestone, granite, quartzite, slate, and sandstone.
6. Natural Stone Goes Out of Fashion
It can be argued that the first ever house was built out of stone, it literally is a timeless accessory for any dwelling. While house trends and architectural fads come and go, the same can’t be said for tasteful stone flooring and stone architecture.
Natural stone brings elegance and a sense of luxury to a home that otherwise didn’t have it before – and one that will last.