Building a new home or remodelling an old one can come with a number of different challenges that you may not have been able to foresee. The biggest of course is choosing the theme of your remodel. Some choose to go with stucco, or even plain drywall for their flat surfaces, but then there are those who would choose to be a bit more adventurous. After all, what is the point of living in a place like Melbourne if you are not going to be a little adventurous? That being said, you may want to try something different — something a little more stylised, and why not? It is your house, after all. This is where good natural stone pavers come in, along with stone cladding.
What is Stone Cladding?
There is nothing quite like the look of natural stone in your home, but if you have ever looked at the price of natural stone, then you know just how expensive it can be. Natural stones need to be cut just right, and the cost of installation can be off the charts. Cladding however is more of a faux stone and can be installed in a few hours with little effort. In addition, you have choices available at much lower costs than natural stone.
For example, have you ever considered the prospect of installing granite floors or even siding for your house? Granite is the hardest of natural stone materials. It is often considered one of the most beautiful natural stones, ideal for both indoor and outdoor applications. You can use the stone cladding as either a siding, or perhaps as a decorative walkway leading to your home.
Many Uses and Placements
Some people don’t realise that stone cladding can be installed in locations other than inside their home. In fact, one of the most popular uses for stone cladding is as a kitchen backsplash. For those who are uncertain, a kitchen backsplash is the space between the counter and the cabinets. In most cases you will find that this has been left plain, usually a sheet of drywall. If, however, you wish to add some character to your kitchen, consider using stone cladding for your backsplash. The best part is that you can use any type of cladding you want.
The big question you might have now, is why choose this type of siding over any other. One reason is sustainability. The drive to go green and use eco-friendly solutions for your home is becoming increasingly common. Literally every system in your home can be made more energy efficient. This includes kitchen appliances and air conditioners. So, why not extend your eco-friendly policy to your home’s exterior? With a good company handling your installation you will find that you have plenty of different options, and you can create virtually any type of environment you want for the outside of your home, the kitchen, or perhaps even your living room if you so desire. Can you imagine the fun you might have decorating the supports on your porch, or even your house proper? One of the most popular methods is to use stone cladding as a method of replacing the ugly cinder blocks that are usually exposed at the basement level of a home.
What style do you want to employ? What do you want your home to look like? Stone pavers can give you virtually any look at the same price, which give you full creative reign over your home — something that you may not have had before. You can have the classic look, a contemporary look, or perhaps the modern look that cold stone provides. The choice really is yours, as you will find when you are preparing to install cladding on your home or building.
Having the cladding installed professionally offers a number of benefits. For example, you can always obtain an extended warranty on the work done, and you can ensure that it is handled by professionals. Now would be a great time to start looking for professional installation companies in your area. Once the job is done, you will most certainly be happy with the results.