The Benefits of Using Natural Stone

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Granitic Countertop In Kitchen

Going Green seems to be the latest and greatest way to do just about anything these days. Using natural stone in interior design and exterior home construction is just another way of following the trend. Many people will tell you that there’s countless benefits of using natural stone products like being environmentally friendly, beneficial to our health, and durable; but one question that doesn’t get addressed enough is, “How?”

  1. Environmentally Friendly- Opting to use natural stone rather than synthetic material can benefit the environment in many ways. In its natural state, it does not require the use of energy or power for production. As a result, pollution is not generated in the creation of natural stone, and we’re saving energy for the Earth. Natural stone also has a thermal mass which naturally insulates, saving energy that would be needed to cool or heat a home.
  2. Durability- Rock is known for its indestructible qualities. When choosing between construction materials, keep in mind the ability of stone to withstand rain, wind, snow, hail, fire and heat. Further, when stone is used to build interior structures like countertops, it is not easily scratched, stained, or burned.
  3. Health Conscious- The natural state of stone means that no chemicals or synthetics are added to it. We should always be conscious of the material we’re using to build the place in which we live. This is the atmosphere in which we’ll spend a lot of our time and the air we’ll be breathing each day. Using natural material, especially stone, will lower our chances of ingesting airborne chemicals and having long-term health effects.
  4. Cost Effective- Considering its durability and the negative health effects we’re avoiding, we are saving money as a result. In the event that your kitchen counters or floors are made of a damageable product, you will inevitably find scratches and stains that you’ll need to spend money to fix. Also, breathing in contaminated air from synthetic material inside the home may result in paying for doctors visits and prescriptions. Meanwhile, using a natural, indestructible product will lower the chances of these scenarios.

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Comments (9)

  • Rockford Johnson

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    Reading this article has helped me to understand what the benefits are of using natural stone. Thank you for explaining that “Opting to use natural stone rather than synthetic material can benefit the environment in many ways. In its natural state, it does not require the use of energy or power for production.” My family and I are planning on remodeling our kitchen so it is good to know that choosing to use natural stone for our countertops will help the environment and will help our kitchen to look good.

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  • Rockford Johnson

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    I learned a lot about the benefits of using natural stone by reading this article. I like how you explained that natural stone is environmental friendly. I hope that I can remember this article the next time my family and I remodel our landscape.

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  • Kate Hansen

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    My husband and I are building our first house and we have yet to make a decision on our kitchen countertops. I like how you mention that using natural stone for your countertops is environmentally friendly. I wouldn’t want to use a material that isn’t eco-friendly and I bet that natural stone lasts a lot longer than any other material since it is literally a rock.

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  • Latoya Anderson

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    The best part of your article for me is when you talked about how stone countertops are not easily scratched, stained, or burned making it a durable choice. I’m planning to install a countertop in my kitchen, so I’m looking for the best type of material to choose. This is a big investment for me, so it will make sense for me to choose a type of material that’s durable and can withstand stains and burns since I mostly use my kitchen. I will make sure to consider all your tips.

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  • James Anderson

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    It’s great that you’ve mentioned how the use of natural stone for interior and exterior home construction is beneficial in the sense that it is able to withstand fire and heat as well as other elements. I am looking to renovate our home but I want a material that requires very minimal stone repair because of its durability. I’ll make sure to consider using natural stone for my home renovation project.

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  • Ava Murphy

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    The best part of your blog for me is when you talked about how durable rock flooring is because of its indestructible qualities which cannot be easily scratched, stained, or burned. We’re looking to replace our old flooring in our kitchen. It’s important for us to choose a type of flooring that won’t require us to replace it after a few years so we can save more money in the long run. We’ll make sure to consider natural stone flooring.

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  • Lucy Tuazon

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    We’re planning to switch our countertop into natural stone from a wood countertop, we usually have a hard time maintaining the cleanliness and quality of the wood. It’s great to know that switching into natural stone does not require the use of energy or power for production which will avoid having any pollution. On the other hand, we can now follow the latest trend.

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  • Nancy York

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    The best part of your blog is when you said that rocks have indestructible qualities that can withstand damaging elements. My husband and I are planning to install kitchen countertops. We’d like to find a cost-effective material because we don’t want to end up replacing our countertops months after due to damages. Thanks for sharing this.

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  • Nancy York

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    I like that you pointed out that stones have properties that can withstand rain, snow, fire, and heart which are making them indestructible. My husband and I are planning to install kitchen countertops. We’d like to find a cost-effective material because we’d like to make sure that our kitchen countertops won’t easily get damaged when exposed to damaging elements since we love cooking.

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