57% of home buyers prefer granite or natural stone countertops, according to a report issued by the National Association of Home Builders (NAHB), one of the largest trade associations in the United States.
A countertop is a significant part of your kitchen. Choosing a material for your worktop is a huge decision because it will impact on the aesthetics and practical function of this important part of your house. A well-chosen countertop will make your kitchen more useful and easy to maintain. This is why natural stone can […]
Retaining walls are a structure that holds soil behind it. Natural stone is one of the most used material to create retaining walls. A stone retaining wall will add value, character and appeal to your home. Let’s have a look at some great ideas for your garden!
In the recent years, ventilated facades are gaining traction as a result of the urgent need to create efficient buildings. Architects and engineers are looking for materials that offer strength, flexibility and a contemporary design. Natural stone offers all the advantages of a sustainable material combined with the benefits of a ventilated façade: energy efficiency, savings […]
Natural stone floor coverings have significantly lower environmental and economic impact than other covering materials such as ceramics, carpets, PVC, laminates and parquet. This is the major conclusion of a team of researchers from the Institute for Materials in Construction at the University of Stuttgart, after carrying out a new comprehensive study about sustainability of floor coverings from […]
Winter is a great time to include natural stone in the interior spaces of your house. Kitchens, bathrooms or living rooms will benefit from granite, quartzite or marble, natural materials that never goes out of style. Here you have 5 natural stones for the 5 most popular rooms in your home.
Sandstone is a sedimentary rock formed under the oceans, lakes and rivers. Composed of sand mineral particles (such as quartz or feldspar), this natural stone is very tough and resistant to weathering. It is a popular building and paving material from ancient times.
CUPA STONE natural stone tiles are particularly suited for exterior and interior wall cladding. Slate, marble, limestone, granite or travertine fit in seamlessly with almost any decor system, from contemporary to traditional. Regardless of the type of natural stone tile you choose, all provide a lifetime product and a simple installation process.
Today we want to tell you about a striking natural stone for interior design: quartzite. This is a metamorphic rock formed entirely of grains of quartz, usually of a whitish color. Its hardness and strength lend it to being used in building and decoration. In this article, we are going to show you why this natural stone […]