Buying new stone for your home can seem overwhelming at times, there are many different aspects to consider. Here is a short, simple, yet effective glossary of some industry definitions so you can get familiar with our lingo! There are three main finishes when it comes to stone: Polished: Which gives the result of a glossy surface, aiding the reflection of light and drawing attention to the visual patterns and colour of the stone. Honed: The surface of the stone is smooth, flat and consistent. Stones such as granite or marble, which carry a natural shine, will have
Here are some of the commonly used stones when designing homes. Marbles are mainly veined with fine-texture that can come in basically unlimited colour selections. Slates are usually dark green, black, grey, dark red or can be multi-coloured. Limestones are typically grey or tan. The main characteristic of limestone is the presence of shell/fossil impressions. Granites have crystal patterns with very little veining. Being able to identify different types of stones when looking at ideas for designing your own home will give you an advantage, and insight into mixing & matching and noticing current trends.