Do you want to update the look of your fireplace, home exterior, flooring, patio, driveway entrance, or any space inside or outside your home with beautiful brick, glass block, or stone? These materials do far more than provide function — they transform a room or your entire home’s appearance.
Using stone or brick as exterior siding for your home immediately creates a robust, dramatic look and feel. Both can improve energy efficiency and are far more durable than any other type of siding or wall cladding (covering).
Types of Stone Commonly Used in Homes Today:
Limestone is a favorite for builders and homeowners because it ages and weathers naturally. For that reason, chemical treatment to protect color isn’t necesary. Limestone is very versatile and can be cut and sculpted for a variety of architectural styles and needs.
Limestone is popular for flooring, fireplaces, and decorative stonework.
Granite is one of the most popular stones used in homes. The reason is simple: its extreme hardness makes it resistant to staining and scratches. Also, granite is heat and bacteria-resistant, making it a favorite for kitchen and bathroom countertops. Because of the many colors and patterns, it’s also a popular choice for flooring and curbing.
A variation of limestone, travertine is characterized by porous pits, giving it a natural, textured look. It comes in a variety of colors, from very light cream to beige, gold and brown. It can be sanded and sealed, making it suitable for flooring or showers. Travertine is also a good choice in fireplaces and wall cladding.
Slate has been a popular building stone for centuries because it can handle the changing seasons without cracking. American slate comes in primarily gray, green, purple, and red colors. Asian slates tend to be more orange, gold, and copper-colored.
Slate is easy to cut. For this reason, slate is primarily used for flooring and countertops but is also used in showers, fireplaces and wall cladding.
Marble is a beautiful, smooth, classic stone that comes in a variety of colors. However, white with gray or black veins of color running through it are most common. It is tough and holds up well, although acidic and bleach products can damage it. Marble is common in fireplaces, flooring, bathrooms, and columns.
Brick made from clay has been used for thousands of years around the world. It offers superior fire, wind, and moisture protection compared to other types of siding.
Brick offers lasting value since it holds up forever, ages well, is energy efficient, and requires little maintenance. It comes in countless shades and colors that do not fade over time.
Some Examples of Brick, Stone and Block Projects We’ve Completed:
- Transformed outdated, mundane fireplaces into stunning focal points using brick or stone
- Created striking walkways and entryways
- Converted ordinary or outdated floors and walls into works of art
- Built outdoor kitchens and created pleasing outdoor dining spaces and patios
- Created natural indoor lighting with glass blocks
- Transformed bathrooms, minibars and kitchens into appealing, unique workspaces
We can help you choose materials that are best suited for your space and your tastes. Contact us today and learn how we can help transform your home with bricks, blocks, or stone!