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 August 2019

Fresh Ideas for Your Home

Think long-lasting stone for floors, walls, tables, fireplaces and more.

Beautiful stone can give your house a sense of nature and permanence.     


From the earliest history of mankind, homes have been built using stone for walls and floors. Stone adds texture, quality, weight and long-term value to the look of a home.


So many surfaces lend themselves to stone including:  

  • Fireplaces, surrounds and mantles

  • Walls

  • Coffee tables and dining tables

  • Counter tops and backsplashes

  • Showers and tub surrounds

  • Sinks    


Because stone carries weight and is bold, it often becomes the focal point of a room, adding drama, substance and interest. Most types of stone can be finished to be smooth and polished, rough and unpolished, or even fire-finished for a rustic look. Stone choices are almost unlimited, and each comes in oh-so-many colors, textures and natural patterns. Some stone choices include:

  • Marble

  • Granite

  • Onyx

  • Travertine

  • Slate

  • Sandstone

  • Limestone

It’s important to work with an expert to select the stone that looks perfect in your house, and also that works for the functions you need. Some types of stone are more durable than others or can be treated for heavy use. Often, depending where you live, you can even go to a stone yard to select the stone to be used in your rooms.


Consider adding stone to your home to add a new dimension of beauty and function.

© 2019 Hunter Douglas

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