Top Five Reasons Why Natural Stone is a Sustainable Choice for Your Home

Posted by Stephanie Vierra, Guest Columnist

Jan 23, 2017 2:05:38 PM

There is growing interest in creating beautiful, timeless, homes that are also sustainable. In today’s marketplace, with many materials and design options fighting for your attention, natural stone stands out as the perfect choice for meeting all of your needs while also enhancing the sustainability of your home. Natural stone is versatile enough to achieve the aesthetic, performance, and cost goals on both the exterior and interior of your home over the long term.

SUSTAINABLE DESIGN FOCUSES on increasing the efficiency of resource use — energy, water, and materials — while reducing a building’s impacts on human health and the environment throughout the building's life cycle. Designing and constructing buildings in an environmentally-friendly manner requires careful thought and planning at the outset of the project. However, the paybacks from building green far outweigh the time and resources spent.

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Four Myths About Natural Stone (And Why They’re Not True)

Posted by Stephanie Vozza, Guest Columnist

Jul 11, 2016 3:03:20 PM

While natural stone is a popular material, there are several myths surrounding its use that cause homeowners to question its practicality.

Natural stone is one of the most beautiful materials available for residential and commercial design. Each piece is unique, not manmade, and can fit effortlessly into a variety of decors, making it a top choice for consumers and designers.

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