You may be aware that marble has been used for thousands of years in architecture, art, and design. While the most early signs of its usage for these purposes can be traced back to the Egyptian and Mesopotamian cultures, it continues to be a popular building material due to its versatility and elegance.
If you’ve ever been into a hotel or another type of company’s lobby with marble flooring, you are more than likely aware of its overall effect. Since a lobby’s design is often the first thing someone notices when they enter a building, chances are that you have been inspired by its glistening patterns and smooth finish. Since marble and other types of natural stone are also environmentally-friendly building materials, this aspect alone may appeal to you.
Are you planning to renovate your foyer, kitchen, or another area of your home? The National Association of Home Builders stated that when marble countertops and flooring are well-maintained, their lifespan can extend up to 100 years. Whether you’re considering marble countertops and flooring for your kitchen, bathroom, or elsewhere, its longevity likely appeals to you.
Many other homeowners are planning to update their countertops when having their kitchens renovated. Most of these homeowners, or 93%, are choosing natural stone materials. In addition to other types of natural stone, many are choosing marble.
In combination with other types of hardscaping, such as ceramic slabs and engineered stone motifs, natural stone slabs can create intriguing walkways, patios, and garden features. When you begin looking for natural stone slabs for sale, you may be planning to work with a professional to assist you with your home renovation projects. The 2016 Houzz Kitchen Trends Study revealed that 87% of homeowners also chose to work with a professional on their kitchen renovation projects. Many also also choosing to work with landscape architects and interior designers for other types of projects.
Since you’re interested in using environmentally-friendly building materials as much as possible, you may be interested to hear the results of a 2017 Unilever study. This study revealed that 33% of consumers turn to brands that support social or environmental causes. When you choose natural stone for your indoor and/or outdoor upgrades and renovations, it is showing your support for these causes as well.