4 Reasons to Consider Stone Wall Cladding

May 18, 2016 The Amateurs Digest 0

Whether you are building a new home or you’re planning a renovation, one way to enhance your home is with the addition of stone cladding. Cladding is the material used on the exterior walls, but stone can also be used for interior walls, especially as a feature wall to take your home from ordinary to outstanding.

Stone is one of the oldest building materials there is. The difference these days is in the tools that are used to cut it. Such tools were never even heard of years ago and enable stone to be cut more precisely and with different edges than yesteryear. Crushed stone can also be mixed with concrete to create a wall with the same appearance and properties of stone, but at a more affordable price. This is known as reconstituted stone.

There are many different types of stone for building; limestone, quartz, sandstone and their reconstituted counterparts to name just a few. So what are the reasons to consider using this type of cladding?

  1. It is totally durable, with stone buildings from hundreds of years ago still standing as proof.
  2. It is easy to maintain – in fact, it requires no maintenance.
  3. It is aesthetically pleasing with many different colours, shades, shapes and textures.
  4. There are many ways of using it in a wall to make the best of its natural features.