Stone Mason, Installation and Repair, Halifax Nova Scotia
Even though most people in the world today prefer to use wood for their floors, I think most of the financially smart people would agree that natural stone is a great choice as well and it can be cost-effective also. When you are in the market of real estate, what you are looking for is the increase of the perceived value of your home. You can do this by adding something of value to it and that is maybe a natural stone floor, or a natural stone conservatory, maybe a wall for aesthetics. People have been using natural stone since ancient times and it is still a choice for rich and middle-class people today. It’s just a matter of preference.
As much as how strong natural stone is as much as delicate it is also. When cleaning your stone floor or wall or whatever natural stone surface you have in your house, you must use a smooth mop or sponge, not the type with spikes, and also a detergent that is certified for stone clearing, or otherwise, you might ruin your natural stone surfaces. Always consult a professional about these types of things as they can advise you on which option is better. You can call our operators and they would be more than glad to help.
Choosing the Right Natural Stone
First of all, you must understand that not every natural stone that you see is the same. In fact you never find two pieces of stone to be the same and we find this to be true. The pieces can be carved from the same place but the color is going to be slightly different, the textures and the form also along with the markings, because Earth is different in every inch inside of it. Besides this I want to stress the point on the color of the stone for you not to be disappointed. Only hire a company that is honest with you about what they give. The stone color and reflection is not always what you see in a picture.
Sealing the stone with a protective agent is really important because it will keep the stone from developing cracks and from stains. The natural stone tends to have a lot of very small pores on its surface so whet water enters these pores, (in the cases when the stone floor is outside), and then it freezes it can crack open the stone. When inside, other liquids like oil can get spilled on the floor which will stain it. A protective agent will keep the liquid on the surface.
First things first. When you get your natural stone package is going to be wet because the company cannot properly dry them from the original location. So before blending and installing the stone, you must be sure that it is dry. You can tell is dry by the color that gets dimmer. Also make sure to do the blending properly and use only the high quality, undamaged stone tiles first.