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All You Need To Know About Stone Cladding

25 APR 2022

Since the beginning of time, stone has been the most popular building material. In fact, some of the most historically significant buildings that still exist were once made from stone. Forts, palaces, memorials, religious places and such built centuries ago still draw our gaze and inspire admiration.

Before the advent of bricks, stone was the only readily available natural construction material, so it was only natural that our ancestors toiled hard to build with them. With changing times and construction technology, many new and lighter materials have replaced stone. Simply put, stone cladding is a lighter and thinner counterpart of the natural stone. It reduces the weight of natural stone, saves construction cost, and renders a beautiful look that only natural stones can offer a building. However, our fascination for stone remains unwavered. Stone cladding was one way for architects and designers to remain truthful to the durability, beauty, and irresistible charm of stone. Though many other materials like glass and steel have come into use, stone remains an unbeatable staple when it comes to architecture.

Advantages of stone cladding

It wouldn’t be wise to invest in stone cladding for the sake of looks alone. Stone cladding comes with a lot of advantages, let’s take a look at some of them.

  • Weather proof

Needless to say that stones are some of the strongest and toughest materials known to man. Stones can stand the wear and tear of nature like excessive heat, cold, and rains. Stone cladding on the exterior walls help protect the walls of your home from natural elements for many years to come.

  • Provides an insulating effect

As stone cladding shields walls from the weather outside, it inadvertently provides an insulating effect to the rooms whose outer walls it adorns. Whether you’re running an AC during summers or a heater during winters, stone cladding helps you retain the desired temperature for a longer time.

  • Cost effective

Though stones may seem like a costly affair to begin with, they save home owners from many hidden costs. Stone cladding helps cut costs with painting, reduces electricity consumption for its insulating qualities, and maintenance costs.

  • Easy maintenance

With stone clad walls, you can skip painting for years to come. A simple wash will give your home exterior an all-year-long fresh look. Or simply leave it to the rains to give your walls a good wash!

  • An array options

With stone cladding, home owners are free to experiment with colours, designs, patterns, and so much more. There are limitless ways to beautify your home with natural stone cladding and one is free to explore every possible way.

Using stone cladding in various parts of your home

  • Stone cladding outer walls

Stone cladding on the outer compound wall of your home brings to your home a look of luxury. Stone cladding is especially a great choice for boundary walls because they will last forever and withstand all the wear and tear the outer wall can possibly incur.

  • Stone cladding for outer walls

Like the boundary walls, the exterior walls of our homes remain exposed to the furies of nature. Soen cladding, at least for a part if not the entire wall, can not only make for a good looking home, but an enduring exterior wall too.

  • Stone cladding for the foyer

For a rustic touch to your home at the very entrance of your home, go for a stone clad foyer wall. The great selection of colours and types of stone cladding available in the market can help you create a stunning foyer. Create a superb first impression from and set the tone for beauty in your home from the foyer!

  • Stone cladding in the living room

A stone cladding in the living room can either be used on a central wall, against the back wall, or even as a divider wall.
A stone clad central wall can provide an excellent backdrop for your TV watching nights. Or hang your favourite picture against the wall to bring your living room a warm glow like no other.
Divider walls within the living room can also be enhanced with stone cladding. For example, if your living room is a combination of the dining space and living area, then stone cladding can be used to identify both parts from each other.

  • Stone cladding in the kitchen

Stone claddings are perhaps the best materials to use in the backsplash of the kitchen. One could choose any colour and pattern, but remember to choose a smooth finish stone cladding for ease in cleaning.

  • Stone cladding for balconies

Stone cladding in the balcony serves the same purpose as stone cladding on any other exterior wall. However, stone cladding in the balcony can help create a connection between stone cladding on any other exterior wall. THe balcony wall can be used to create a tie between the various stone claddings in the home for a beautiful look.

  • Stone cladding in other parts of the home

The bedroom, office, study, and every other part of home can be decorated using stone cladding. A suitable colour and pattern of stone cladding can create for your home a beautiful look that no other material can provide.

When you invest your life’s earnings in buying an apartment in kerala, stone cladding is the one material you should first consider in order to beautify it. Stone cladding has a quality and allure that a lot of other material cannot even come close to.

Author - Confident Group

As the most trusted real estate brand in the nation, we at Confident Group strive to create a positive, smooth and transparent medium for potential home buyers with anything and everything related to home purchase. We provide informative and engaging articles which cover useful details across many verticals from the real estate sector. Our 2-decade long expertise in building infrastructure projects across Kerala and abroad backed by the trust of over 10,000 customers earned us the reputation of being the best as a real estate brand in Asia. We hope that our blogs will help in translating our experience for the prospective buyers who are looking for their dream home.

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