natural stone
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How To Select The Right Natural Stone For Your Home Improvement Project?

Natural stone offers beautiful and unique vibes to your new home. With so many choices, colour variations and patterns available, selecting the right natural stone for your home can quickly become confusing.

As a leading provider of natural stone products, we will share some tips on how you can choose the best natural stone for different aspects of your home.

Here is a list of the best factors that can help you choose the right stone for your new home:

USAGE

First and foremost consideration is its usage; such as if you are looking for pool paving stones, then you can select Bluestones.

The harder the natural stone is, the more it resists abrasion. If you decide to use a softer rock for your patio or walkways, you can select the marble or Travertine stone. For the harder stone usage, granite is an ideal option.

COLOUR

Natural stone comes in a beautiful variety of colours. The different shades of colours give a unique appeal and create a versatile product that can be used anywhere.

FINISHING

There is a wide variety of finishes for natural stone, and there are always new finished appearing in the industry. The finishes variations include: polished, honed, leathered, brushed, and antiqued. We can help you know the advantages of the different finishes for your project.

Natural stone options for your new home:

GRANITE

Granite is one of the durable and hardest natural stone available. It is an ideal stone for your kitchen projects. Granite offers an impervious surface, and it is not affected by citric acid, coffee, tea, alcohol, or wine. It is scratch proof and with proper cleaning will not stain under regular use.

LIMESTONE

This incredibly versatile stone is widely used as a building stone, exterior wall cladding and paving. It is a relatively inexpensive material.

MARBLE

One of the sophisticated natural stone, marble can be used for counter tops, floors, foyers, fireplaces and showers.

TRAVERTINE

Travertine is a durable, environmentally friendly and low maintenance stone available for interior and exterior use. It comes with an endless choice of colours and tones to choose from.

SANDSTONE

This natural stone is mostly used for fireplace facings, chimneys, patio benches and poolside.

If you are looking to install natural stone for your new project, Contact Aushen Stone and Tile, and we would love to help you in selecting the right product for your project!

Pool Pavers
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3 Things You Should Keep in Mind When Choosing Pool Pavers

Selecting the right pool pavers play an important role in enhancing the aesthetics of your outdoors and improve its function.

Characteristics of a Quality Pool Paver:

  • A premium quality pool paver is durable and can easily withstand the harsh weather and exposure to various chemicals, salt and chlorine without changing in appearance.
  • Moreover, it should not change size or shape under extreme conditions nor curl and should have a high slip resistance.

Key Considerations Before Choosing The Right Pool Pavers

There are numerous different varieties of pavers in the market, not all suitable for Pools. Therefore, you will need the right advice to choose the right paver for your needs. Here is a guide to choose pool pavers:

  1. Appearance/Aesthetic Appeal: When looking for pool pavers, it is important to consider the right stone, colour and texture to complement not just your pool but other elements in your garden – from plants to other materials present in your design. Remembering that pavers should compliment the pools colour and style.For example: if you are planning to combine your timber decking with stone pavers, select a complimentary colour tone for a seamless transition. Moreover, consider the appearance of your stone work to match the architectural style of your house.
  2. Durability: Pool pavers are exposed to harsh weather – hot summers, chilly winters and torrential rains. Moreover, pool pavers are also exposed to harmful chemicals, salt and chlorine.It is important to choose a pool paver that is durable and can withstand the wear and tear from footfalls, chemicals, furniture and weather. Keep in mind Some stone will require treatment before being delivered to withstand harsh materials like salt. Sandstone is one material that needs this extra treatment.
  3. Surface Finishing: One of the most critical factors for selecting pool pavers is its surface finish. It is essential that you consider this key factor before picking out a paver. Make sure the surface finish of the pool paving is slip-resistant and meets the minimum Australian standards.For example, choose sawn instead of honed, as sawn pavers are more porous therefor have a higher slip resistance rating.

For more details and queries about pool pavers, or any pavers please speak to our professional team at Aushen Stone. Call 03 9585 7005 for more information.

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