Luxury Stone You May Want In Your Home

Posted on: 14 January 2020

If you are looking for natural materials with which to build or remodel your home, you can use wood and stone to do the project. You may want to use different woods, with different colors and grains in different rooms as the floors, moldings, and cabinets or shelving. It is also possible to use different luxury stone for floors, countertops, and walls. When it comes to stone, you should understand the properties of the stone to ensure you know how to treat and maintain it so you can use it in appropriate places. Here is a bit of information to help you get you started using luxury stone in and around your house.


Marble is often used for flooring because of its looks. However, it is also a bit on the soft side and will require special maintenance. Once installed, you should have it sealed with a breathable sealant to allow the natural moisture to escape. The sealant will prevent water and other liquids from penetrating into the marble. The sealant will need to be reapplied about once a year. In addition, when you clean the floor, you need to be sure to use a pH-balanced cleanser with no acid. If you use acid on marble, it will etch the floor, leaving scratches that will discolor and decrease the floor's shine.


Granite is a popular choice for countertops in kitchens and bathrooms. Granite is more durable than marble, but it is still a porous stone. Again, you will need to apply a sealant to prevent the stone from staining if anything is spilled on it and to prevent any bacteria from hiding in the pores. Use soap and water to clean the counters, and avoid anything with acid. Because granite can stain easily, even with a sealant, be sure to wipe up any spills or liquid that gets on them as soon as possible.

Natural stone adds beauty and warmth to your home. Whether you use it on the floors or the counters or in another, more creative, way, you are sure to be complimented on your home. Reach out to a luxury stone supply company to determine which stone you would like to use and where in your home you would like to use it. They can also show you other types of stone than those described above to help you create the look and feel you want.