Natural Stone is more than an enduring material that stands the test of time. It’s environmentally friendly on several fronts. This makes it an ideal building material for anyone who is interested in doing more than just creating a natural look for our home, but demonstrating that they believe in environmentally responsible values.
Natural stone comes out of the earth in its original state. It is only cut and shaped to fit a particular role in an interior decor element or as part of a landscaping job. It hasn’t been painted, treated with chemicals, bonded with plastic or subjected to any other process that changes its basic nature as a natural material, or adds any sort of toxic residue.
This makes natural stone a “green” product. It doesn’t emit fumes, or leak dangerous substances. It remains stable for long periods of time, and will only be significantly changed by human hands or natural erosion. That means it requires little or no upkeep, so consumers don’t waste money with patches and replacements as they might with concrete or a fake stone substitute.
Natural stone may take a long time to biodegrade, but its residue (sand and earth) are completely nontoxic. Natural stone can also be recycled, as long as it is re-cut or otherwise shaped to its new role. For the most part, however, recycling is unnecessary. It has a tremendous lifespan and will last as long as you are willing to keep it without losing quality. (In fact, many people believe that natural stone improves in time by growing smoother in response to natural wear.) If you must remove it, disposal or reuse presents no environmental hazards. It will bring value and beauty to any project you apply it to for years to come.
Your first step to enjoying this green material is to find a natural stone retailer. Contact us to visit our showroom and check out the possibilities.