When it comes to choosing a natural stone for your home, you have a variety of options. The types of natural stone each have their own advantages and disadvantages. Which one is better? It really depends on your own personal style preferences and how you wish to use them in your home.
The main thing to consider when choosing a stone for your home is how it will be used. The harder stones, like granite and marble, are best used for areas that will get a lot of usage, like your countertop. Softer stones, like limestone, can be scratched and may be best in places of accent, although many people simply protect their counters using cutting boards, trivets and coasters.
Cleaning and maintaining the stones may also be a factor in the decision you make. Many only require a mild detergent to clean them, but if they are porous, which will allow bacteria to penetrate them, you may need to use harsher cleaning agents. How much work do you want to put in to keep them looking good should play a factor in your decision.
If you are considering a change in your home, Classic Marble Restoration, Inc. can help you to determine which of the natural stones may be right for your home, whether it is travertine, terrazzo or another type of stone.