Why you should choose natural stone cladding for your home exterior
If you want to upgrade the exterior of your property, whether to increase its curb appeal or make it more attractive, you may wish to consider using natural stone cladding. This cladding is increasingly popular thanks to its simplicity and timeless style. Stone cladding can be used to add warmth to your home, upgrade a new build property to make it stand out from others or as part of a renovation or extension process.
Natural stone cladding on the exterior of your home is a beautiful, low-maintenance, cost-effective option that you should consider. The surface of natural stone is porous and is naturally resistant to stains and discolouration. It is also straightforward to clean. Unless you live in a climate that receives no snow or rain, your stone cladding will have minimal maintenance and will last a very long time.
What are the benefits of using natural stone cladding?
A wall covering made of natural stone is known as stone cladding. Stone cladding can be used to overlay concrete, steel or cement walls. Cladding can be made from various rocks, including granite, sandstone, and slate. Let’s take a look at some of the benefits of using natural stone cladding on the exterior of your home:
Appearance – natural stone cladding is beautiful. Every stone is unique with its colour and texture, providing a great focal point for your home exterior.
Durability – natural stone cladding is incredibly durable, which is why it is often a popular feature on the exterior of many homes. It is resistant to chipping, cracking and adverse weather conditions.
Insulation – not only is stone cladding durable, but it also provides insulation in the home. Keeping your home warm during the winter and cooler during the summer can help to save on rising energy bills.
Maintenance – stone cladding is easy to clean, often using just warm soapy water. Its natural resistance to adverse weather makes it very easy to maintain.
Five places you can add natural stone cladding in your home
Natural stone cladding doesn’t have just to be confined to the exterior of your home. When you choose to work with a trusted stonemason like Coulon Stone, the possibilities for using natural stone in your home are endless. Here are five different ways you can incorporate stone into your home that will enhance its beauty and could increase its curb appeal:
Using either stacked stone or stone cladding panels is a popular feature in many modern homes throughout the UK. Stone cladding on walls adds depth and definition, giving you and your guests something else to focus on other than a blank space.
Your bathroom should be a relaxing and tranquil space, and what could be better than adding stone cladding to this room? Bring elegance and style to your bathroom by using your natural stone sparingly or entirely decking out the room. We recommend avoiding wet areas such as your shower due to the maintenance this would bring for your stone.
Open plan living spaces are becoming increasingly popular, and natural stone has a beautiful way of tying rooms together seamlessly. A natural stone such as granite is an excellent choice for kitchens as it is a heavy-duty stone perfect for those high foot traffic areas.
As an already incredible feature in your home, adding stone cladding to the centrepiece in your living room, kitchen or dining room will only enhance your space. Choose from a variety of natural stone finishes to match the existing colours of your area, or be bold and opt for a contrasting colour palette to draw your visitors’ eyes into the space.
If you have the advantage of a sweeping staircase in your home, why not use natural stone cladding to upgrade your existing staircase and create beautiful columns to keep your staircase upright, functional and looking fabulous?
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Coulon Stone can design and install your natural stone cladding
Whether your home is an old cottage or a brand new build, you want to ensure that it is unique and has character. Cladding can be installed on the exterior of your home to create a more appealing look and increase the value of your home. Cladding your exterior with stone can give your home a timeless elegance that can’t be recreated with other materials. Stone cladding will make your home stand out from the crowd and give it a more luxurious and natural look. Natural stone cladding is also more durable than synthetic materials. It will last longer and require less maintenance.
Coulon Stone has been installing stone cladding for over 30 years. We have a team of expert stone masons with many years of experience in the field of natural stone. We can transform your home by adding stone cladding. Regardless of the size of your project, we can help you achieve your stone cladding needs. We offer free consultations in your home to see how we can help you with your natural stone cladding project.