Home trends come and go but high quality stone remains a standard in custom home designs. You may want to install a custom stone countertop, backsplash, fireplace or shower. Knowing the right questions to ask is essential in choosing the ideal stone for your design needs.
Before you choose a stone for your home make sure to ask about the:
- Finish. Stone typically comes in two finishes, polished and honed. Both provide a sheen to the stone but a honed finish will minimize reflection. A heavier finish can be achieved via buffing, heat and acids that produce a more weathered or antiqued look.
- Durability. You should match your stone selection with your lifestyle. Ask about the lifespan of the stone, how it wears compared to your lifestyle and any regular maintenance that should be performed.
- Source. Many homeowners want to ensure the materials they chose are from sustainable sources. Ask about where the stone comes from, how it's produced and the environmental impact of its transportation.
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