Natural stones are a versatile class of material that can be used across both internal and external features of the home. The unique and luxurious nature of the stones makes them a highly desirable choice for walls, floors and finishings across virtually any room. However, with so many options available, it’s easy to become overwhelmed when choosing the best natural stone for your home. In order to make a decision that is right for your project, it’s important to consider both your functional needs and aesthetic preferences. Here are some key points to consider when selecting your natural stone to ensure it is the right fit for your home.

Intended Purpose

Natural stones are versatile and can be used across many facets of the home, including for outdoor spaces, external facades, floorings, walls and other features. However, some stones are more durable than others. It’s important to consider the application of your natural stone, and the forces it will need to withstand in order to perform effectively. Whether it’s exposed to water, heat, sunlight or traffic, it will need to be able to maintain its structural integrity and perform its intended function. Understanding the structural integrity and durability of each stone will help you choose the best material for your project.

Aesthetic Appeal

Natural stones are completely unique, and can provide different visual effects for your space. Careful selection of materials can shape the overall aesthetic theme of your space. Factors such as the colour, pattern, finish and shape of your stone should be considered in relation to how they enhance or detract from your desired aesthetic. Similarly, how your chosen stones are applied to your space will have a large impact on the overall look and feel of your home. When applied in a considered manner, natural stones can be used to enhance the design style of a room, or to create the illusion of space. The format and size of your stone should be chosen with an understanding of the visual effect you want to achieve, in relation to the scale of your room.

Creating Cohesion

Your home should be a cohesive space that flows from one room to the next. A seamless space will use a continuous theme and colour palette across the interior and exterior. When choosing a natural stone, you should consider how it will relate to the existing materials in your home. Using marble in a rustic-style home will make your space feel confused. In order to create a sense of effortlessness in your home, your stone should complement existing materials by playing off similar colours, textures and aesthetics.

From sandstone to onyx, Marblous has a large range of natural stones available for your next project. Our team of experts will help you find the best choice of stone for your performance requirements whilst maintaining your aesthetic goals. Contact us today to get started on completing your dream home with Marblous natural stone.