Common Misconceptions about Natural Stone
You can’t compare the beauty of natural stone to any other stone. However, there is much information floating around the internet that is inaccurate. Part of our mission here is to debunk the myths people have regarding natural stones and remove the reluctance when buying them.
So, here we go,
- It’s difficult to maintain.
A lot of people think that it is challenging to maintain natural stone. However, the proper steps, precautions, and sealing of the natural stone are taken to ensure that isn’t the case. In most cases, simply wiping off all spills quickly should be enough. Natural stone is surprisingly low-maintenance!
- Not suitable for kitchen countertops
Another misconception is that natural stone should not be used for countertops. People believe that it is not durable, water-resistant, and hard to handle. They do not know that it is ideal for baking as the hard surface allows the perfect surface for rolling the dough. Moreover, since producers seal the material, it is also water-resistant.
- It’s for the rich
Yes, it used to be expensive, but that incredibly high price is a thing of the past. These days, natural stones are readily available for buyers. In some cases, you will find that they are cheaper than the manufactured material. What’s more, they are available in different varieties and materials.
Many factors like the cost, demand, and supply, affect the price of the natural stone. But what tends to make it “expensive” and worth is its lifespan that spans decades.
- It will go out of style
Time itself is a testament that natural stones have lasted for decades. It has never seen a decline in its demand. Be it for residential or commercial construction, natural stone has been considered one of the safest options for lifespan as far as building materials are concerned.
- They are not climate-friendly
So not true. Mother Nature has specifically designed these rocks to withstand their environments. No other material is more equipped to handle the harsh climates or factors like fire, water, and freezing temperatures.
- Natural Stone Stains Easily
There is a common misconception that red wine, cosmetics, or coffee will easily stain natural stone. While staining can occur on light-coloured material, including some lighter stones. But You can always overcome this problem if you know the proper treatment.
If clients want white marble for their bathroom, they can choose white granite to give a similar look. It is stain-resistant as well.
Summing up, we need to highlight one point that while colors and finishes may come in and out of fashion, natural stone is a classic, timeless material that won’t go. It is beautiful and durable and brings depth and texture that is hard to replicate.
If you’re unsure which natural stone is best for your next project, a good stone fabricator can advise correctly.