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Upkeep Your Synthetic Turf In Melbourne With These Winter Tips

The biggest reason why everyone is moving towards synthetic turf in Melbourne is because of its year-round resilience. Wherever you live and whatever the temperature is, the maintenance of an advanced turf is easier compared to your natural back yard.

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Omg! The Best Exterior Wall Cladding Designs Ever!

One of the best ways to protect your building from the harsh Aussie sun is opting for wall cladding. Wall cladding is a vital element that not only protects your home but also makes it an eye-catcher. Today a vast number of interior decorators and designers are looking to find ways to enhance the appearance of a home. Natural stones can instantly transform any living space into a natural and organic feel.

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Porcelain Vs Ceramic – Know the Correct Difference

Wondering if all tiles are created equal? Porcelain and Ceramic tiles – Are they really different or just a war of words? Today porcelain and ceramic are used interchangeably as if they are the same thing. This, however, is not true. Though porcelain and ceramic belong to the same family, they are different products. At Aushen Stone & Tiles, we are one of the best one-stop-shop when it comes to natural stones and tiles.

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4 Spectacular Reasons to Choose Natural Stones for Pool Coping

A pool is a sensational addition to your backyard. Whether you are looking to relax and refresh yourself or you just want to soak in the warm sun and enjoy the cold water at the same time, a pool is your liberation from all the stress. But you should remember that the edge of your pool is one of the most important surfaces. It is the transition from solid ground to your pool – a danger possessing area. Your choice, therefore of what to use for pool coping is very crucial. Today, most of the Australian homes have a natural stone for pool coping and all areas around sunken swimming pools. Right from the warm hues of bluestones to the rustic charm of sandstones and even the sophistication of Travertine, the choice is endless when it comes to natural stones for pool coping. Natural stones like bluestone, granite, and travertine not only ensure enduring appearance but also versatility. There are few types of pool coping: granite pool coping, travertine pool coping and bluestone pool coping in Melbourne, etc.

Here are some astonishing reasons that make natural stones ideal for pool coping.

  • Safe

Natural stone pool coping is safer than other materials. This is because of the way it grips your foot due to its naturally porous texture. It makes it safer for walking and is also slip-resistant. Though natural stone coping is dense, the round edges making it less sharp which boosts safety.

  • Appeal

Natural Stones carry an aesthetic appeal and they are more preferred over concrete. Concrete may be simple to install but natural stones pool coping is hard and long-lasting. Natural stones like granite are available in an array of colours like blacks, greys, whites and even peaches while bluestone is available in the blue-black to the blue-grey colour palette and varied textures. Each piece of stone is unique and you can create various patterns for your pool coping.

  • Cost-effective

Natural stone coping is economical compared to its peers. It provides value for money as it is extremely durable and hard-wearing. Additionally, natural stone coping is stain resistance and can suit any pool, whether it is square-edged, rounded, bullnose or even curved.

  • Strength

Natural stones like granite and bluestone are actually from a rock that was formed in lava. The heat involved in the process of natural stone formation makes it incredibly strong. Natural stone coping is not only about strength but also enhances the beauty of your pool.

At Aushen Stone, we have an experience of over 20 years in the natural stores and tile industry. We are one of the largest stone providers in Australia and we understand why natural stones are the most suitable choice for pool coping. Natural stone pool coping provides you, your family and your guests with both safety and beauty. If you are looking to deck up your swimming pool, then just connect with us for the best pool coping and paving in Australia. Call us now on 03 9585 7005.

Maintain Natural Turf
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How to Install and Maintain Natural Turf

At Aushenstone, we know and understand turf. Our experts are committed to assisting you to achieve your dream backyard. We understand that growing or installing and maintaining a healthy lawn naturally and organically is difficult. Our experts, therefore, share the steps that you need to follow to install and maintain a beautiful natural turf.

Measure Your Site

The first step in installing a natural turf is to know how many square meters of lawn you would need. This can be done by measuring the marked out lawn area.

Prepare the Site

Once you have measured the site, the next step is to prepare it for the installation. Our experts recommended checking the site thoroughly and remove all weeds and grass. You can do this by spraying the area with a glyphosate-based chemical. Leave the area for a week after spraying the herbicide and then remove all the dead or dying weeds.

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Need a Bluestone hearth for fireplace doors? Top 3 Bluestone Fireplace Designs to Sparkle Your Space

The flickering flames of fire provide comfort and add up a homely atmosphere to the surroundings. A fireplace is something that enhances the feeling and aesthetics of the surrounding space. The natural textures, coupled with the various tones of natural stone, provide warmth for our souls. For a stone fireplace in Melbourne, bluestone is a perfect choice. This stone is derived from volcanic stones that date back to millions of years. Here are bluestone fireplace designs that will assist you in enjoying the blazing glow with friends and family.

  1. Stacked Fireplace Design

In the below image, the fireplace hearth is built using bluestone. Slabs surround the lower portion of the fireplace with a thermal finish while the upper part has a thin veneer snapped face stacked stone.

Stacked Fireplace Design & The Classic Touch

  1. The Classic Touch

Here, the bluestone fireplace mantel is surrounded by a bleached white oak. This type of fireplace is the perfect classic touch for a master bedroom.

Fireplaces are known to keep the residents warm during the harsh winters. A fireplace is also considered as the focal point of any room. It adds class to any room decor. It is rightly said that a fireplace can make or break the decor. It is, therefore, suggested to always opt for stone fireplaces as they bring out the best of the surroundings. Stone fireplace hearth designs have evolved with time, and today different types of stones are being used to complement the home decor in Melbourne. Whether the natural stones are neatly stacked or just placed in a haywire form, they give the surrounding an artistic approach.

  1. Outdoor Patio and Hearth Fireplace Design

Outdoor Patio and Hearth Fireplace Desig

In the above picture, the fireplace hearth and the patio brings out the best of nature. You can spend a quality evening with friends and family here.

At Aushen Stone, we provide you with an array of natural stones for your fireplace. For us, no job is too big or too small, and we even accept custom orders of our stones for your particular requirements. Connect with us on 03 9585 7005 or visit https://aushenstone.com.au/ to know about our various stone products and their applications.

Natural Stones Decor Ideas for a Garden
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Natural Stones Decor Ideas for an Alluring Garden

A garden is a grand teacher. It teaches patience and beauty, it teaches industry and thrift. It is the epitome of beauty. Having your own beautiful garden is having your own stress free and therapy zone. Here are five ideas from Aushen Stone that can assist you in making your heaven enchanting with natural stones.

1. Pathway of different sizes of circular stepping stones
You can bring out a completely different charm to your garden by creating a pathway with circular stones. Circular shape stepping stones on a rich pasture bring out an aesthetic appeal. The funny-looking paths would prove to be an incredible walk in your garden.

2. Narrow limestone pathway
A narrow pathway made from limestones in a lustrous spectrum of your backyard garden gives your heaven an enchanting look. An arrangement of irregularly shaped limestones paves a path for a beautiful walk with your loved one. You can go for a walk barefoot alone or with your special one and feel the natural beauty under your feet.

3. Grass and Asymmetrical large stepping stone
Try to create a seamless walking path by fitting stones edge to edge. We know getting an edge to edge fitting is never possible and here you need to have rich natural grass between these small spaces and see the magic they create. This asymmetrical wide stones along with the natural lively grass create a uniquely beautiful effect on your garden.

4. Glossy stones create magic
You can create a pathway with either round or rectangular shape of large glossy stones. The glossy stones along with the greenery give a soothing eye background. Gray to black and other dark coloured stepping natural stones create a fascinating touch to your garden.

6. Straight and symmetrical stone stepping
The classic age-old path is always one of the best options. You can create a straight path with symmetrical stones of the same size and shape. They can be square-shaped stones, rectangular or even circular shaped stones. An equal and standard distance must be maintained while creating this path.

At Aushen Stones, we are one of the leading providers of natural stone in Melbourne. We are a one-stop-shop for all your stone paving needs. Contact us and have a word with our experts who shall guide you to a beautifully alluring garden space with natural stones.

Natural Lawn vs Synthetic Lawn
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Natural Lawn or Synthetic Lawn – What’s Your Choice?

At Aushen Stone, we understand the difference between natural lawn and synthetic lawn or artificial turf. It is, however, on all our clients as to which turf they prefer more for their homes. Here, is some knowledge from our experts that might assist you in choosing the right turf for your homes.

A natural lawn is known to purify the air and improve its air quality. They generate a good amount of life-supporting oxygen. It is reported that a 50-square-foot lawn produces enough oxygen to meet the daily needs of four people. Also, natural lawns generate significant amounts of life-supporting oxygen. Did you know Lawn grasses cool themselves and their surroundings? This is a boon against the harsh Australian climate as natural lawns would actually assist in reducing the home cooling needs.

Natural lawns are renowned for reducing environmental contamination. The natural turf grasses actually trap and store carbon thus saving the environment from global warming. Another major environmental benefit of a natural lawn is that it purifies rainwater thus improving groundwater quality. Thus it can be rightly said that natural lawn is a sustainable and environmentally sound choice.

Artificial grass or synthetic lawn is a better alternative to real grass. With, synthetic lawn from Aushen Stone, it will be difficult to recognize the difference between artificial and real grass. It feels like actual grass in both look and feel. At Aushen Stone, we understand the fast life of Australians and synthetic lawn is just a way to save time. Many people would love to spend quality time with their family on a weekend instead of going out in the backyard and maintaining their lawn. Synthetic turf also eliminates the use of harmful insecticides, pesticides and fertilizers as there would be hardly any pests that get attracted to natural grass. With a synthetic lawn, you not only save water but also the life expectancy of synthetic turf is long as the grass won’t wither or die.

Natural lawn or Artificial lawn, whatever is your choice, we at Aushen Stone, are here to provide you with all assistance and high-quality products.

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