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How to Choose the Right Type of Stone for Your Home

Adding stone cladding and surfaces to the interior or exterior of your home not only adds value but also creates a unique beauty. If you’re in the process of building a new home or wanting to renovate your current one, then you’ve probably noticed there’s an abundance of stone to choose from. Various types of stone can be used to achieve the look you are going for, but narrowing it down can be tough! Below are a few tips on how to choose the right type of stone for your home from the experts at Home Design Center.


Using marble stone throughout a home adds a sophisticated touch. Marble is a very popular choice for countertops, floors, foyers, fireplaces and showers. Plus, many homeowners choose to use it due to ease of maintenance.


Travertine is a type of limestone that is extremely popular for interior and exterior usage on homes. It is a low maintenance, durable, inexpensive, environmentally friendly material and comes in a variety of colors.


Limestone is commonly used as building stone. Homeowners choose to use it for countertops, floors, exterior paving, and interior or exterior cladding. It is popular due to its versatility and can be transformed to make decorative elements throughout your property! Plus, it is pretty inexpensive compared to other stones.


Slate is popularly used throughout homes for floors, kitchen countertops, tabletops, and fireplace facings. It is nonporous, so it absorbs few contaminants or moisture; Therefore, it requires very little cleaning. The cost of slate is a bit higher than other stone types but is worth it all later down the road.


Fireplace facings, chimneys, patio benches, and poolsides often feature sandstone. Sandstone is porous, so if it is used in your kitchen it needs to be sealed properly.


Granite can be found in a wide variety of colors and is very durable which makes it a common choice for kitchen countertops and other surfaces that receive extensive use. It is nearly impossible to scratch a granite countertop. As long as you provide proper cleaning, it should not stain.

Let us be your home design center! We are located at 11746 Foley Beach Express, Foley, AL 36535. Come visit our in-store design center showroom where you can customize your dream home and renovations! Give us a call at 251-923-0073 for more information.

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Custom Countertops | Interior Design | Custom Cabinets | Custom Kitchens

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11746 Foley Beach Express
Foley, AL 36535
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