Let’s Rock

Let’s Rock

Budget - Costs vary considerably, depending on material, provenance and of course the stone’s rarity. But it pays to ask the right questions: while marble’s generally more expensive, some types of marble will be cheaper and more abundant than other imported granites.

Porosity & Absorption - It’s vital to determine how easily a certain type of stone will absorb liquids, and how easily it’ll stain when coming into contact with oils and other substances. While all-natural stone is porous to some extent, periodically resealing can help you overcome porosity problems.

Hardness & Durability - Harder stone is less likely to chip, crack, scratch or wear down as a result of foot traffic. Certain types of stone (like marble, limestone and travertine) are also prone to chemical etching from contact with acids like citrus fruit or certain cleaning products.

Colour Tone - Stones from the same category can look quite different, depending on where they’re from. Not all granites or marbles look the same, and if you’re after a particular look this is something you’ll need to consider. Consistency & Variance Some stone will have a more ‘consistent’ colour and veining pattern across a range of tiles, while others will naturally vary. Preference is a matter of personal taste. Finish & Texture The texture is normally determined by the way the stone is cut and finished, as well as the rock’s inherent qualities. Common finishes include polished, honed, flamed and naturally split.

Environmental Impact-  There’s an environmental cost to importing heavy stone pavers thanks to the energy used to ship them here, along with the impact of quarrying and production. At the same time, stone pavers can also be used to provide thermal insulation to reduce heating costs—which will last a lot longer than many other insulation options! If you’re ready to rock, speak to our team to get great advice for choosing the perfect paver for your project