Benefits of Using Natural Stones in Residences (Part 2)
2: Sense of Strength
Besides low maintenance and hardy nature, the durability of natural stone can also be improved. You can use a high quality impregnating sealer to accomplish the objective. Usually, this type of treatment is used to create a barrier within the stone that aids it to repel water and oil, which reduces the chances for stains.
Not only it ensures the surface protection by decreasing the chances of spalling, salt attack, and freeze-thaw damage, it also helps in cleaning the surface more easily. In addition, it inhibits the growth of mosses and molds in the minute openings of the treated material.
3: Sustainable Material
More and more property owners in Pakistan are now building green and environmental friendly dwellings. What’s more green than a natural stone? These are naturally found in nature and have a long life cycle that makes them a sustainable option.
4: Healthier Building Material
When compared to carpeting, natural stones are found cleaner and healthier because they do not hold on to dirt, mildew, mold, grime and other allergens that can gravely affect human health. More importantly, unlike man-made building materials, stones do not have toxic elements that can prove unhealthy for humans.
5: Integrate Anywhere in the House
Unlike some building materials, the stone can be integrated almost anywhere in the house, instead of applying to one or two spaces. For instance, carpeting can only be used for flooring.
Some building materials used in homes can only apply to one or two spaces. But, natural stones can fulfill several household needs like flooring, kitchen countertops, backsplashes, wall cladding, patio, staircases, bathtubs, showers, etc. There are innumerable options when it comes to using natural stone in an abode.