Versatile natural stone is created by the earth with such limitless diversity in composition and color. Different parts of the world are home unique rock quarries that are accessed for block excavation. It is cut down into slabs and then transported to a granite fabricator to transform them into refined residential and commercial products.
Ancient statues and classic architecture feature different types of these durable materials that have been standing strong and beautiful for centuries. As it has evolved into use in residential designs, it has become common to find stairs, countertops, fireplaces, and tub surroundings featuring luxurious textures and rich colors.
Natural Stone Types
Flemington offers architectural granite, limestone, marble, and travertine products that bestow unparalleled beauty and individuality in any application. Whether used for renovation or the construction of a new building, each variety has its own composition with specific sensitivities, levels of hardness, and recommended areas of use.
Natural Stone Interior Uses
By far the most common place that you’ll find natural stone used inside a home is in kitchen and bathroom countertops. It creates the feel of high-end luxury that is easy to maintain, especially if sealed against staining before installation. Homeowners love that the non-porous types are resistant to the growth of bacteria and simple to clean with a mild soap and warm water. Limitless color options and timeless beauty complement the current room decor and adapt well to any future changes when updating interiors. Softer selections are ideal for use as a backsplash or bathroom countertop that would not take on significant wear. The harder varieties can be applied as floor tiles, tub or fireplace surrounds, and other areas of high traffic.
Natural Stone Exterior Designs
Some of the most famous architecture and decor pieces are constructed from natural stone, including the Roman Coliseum (travertine) and the Taj Mahal (marble). While these buildings are on a far grander scale, the addition of a custom fountain, columns, or balustrades build tremendous curb appeal. No two stones are identical, so the benefit of having a truly one of a kind piece of custom outdoor artwork is sure to make the neighbors take notice.