WHY NATURAL STONE?
The unique nature of stone is that every piece is special.
Stone has been formed over millions of years with every piece being one of a kind.
It’s the imperfections in the stone that add to its beauty. Every stone slightly varies in colour and surface creating its own unique character. Collectively, the right stone can add a certain atmosphere to the living space you wish to create.
This is not something that can be replicated with any man-made product such as porcelain.
There are many different finishes that can be applied to a stone to alter its texture and character. Finishes such as sandblasting will create a rougher surface which often adds slip resistance and can change its application. Whereas, a polish can enhance the colour of the stone and consequentially will often be used indoors. It’s important to identify the requirements for your project and find the right stone accordingly.
Stone is a long-term investment that ages gracefully with time. It’s important to select an appropriate stone for your project to ensure a long-lasting service life. Stone is easy to use and can be cut to your desired sizes with a range of coping to cater to your job.
There are many modern treatment systems available to use on your stone. Natural stone is best when sealed which adds to its longevity and easy ongoing maintenance. Some sealers can even be applied with a low hand pressure spray.
At Edwards Slate & Stone we display and sell a wide variety on natural stone suitable for most modern building projects.