Whether you’re a DIY home renovator or a boutique architect, you want your work to stand out. Stone cladding is a design element that does just that while adding classy fluidity to your home. In today’s blog, we look at what stone cladding is, and why you should consider stone design for your home.
What is stone cladding?
Stone cladding is a layer of either real or simulated stone that is attached to a separate lightweight material. Lightweight materials can include timber stud frames, fibre cement sheets or mortar scratch coats. Once clad with stone, these materials are then fixed to a wall or supporting structure, typically using mortar mix.
Stone cladding is used as a design element particularly for the façade of a home (although the possibilities are not limited). There are a range of colours, textures and shades available, giving you endless choices for the aesthetic you might be trying to achieve.
How will it change the façade of my home?
Stone cladding adds uniqueness, character, and richness to your home. Whether your home is modern or traditional-looking, there is a kind of cladding to suit you. The outcome is a timeless, classy and luxurious look for your home.
There are a number of ways to incorporate stone cladding into the design of your home’s façade. You can opt to have an entire façade clad with stone, or have a stone feature wall. Really, the possibilities are infinite!
Why stone design?
Stone cladding is an extremely versatile design element. Due to the range of looks you can achieve, as a design element, it allows plenty of room for creativity.
One of the many design ideas you can play around with is continuity. For example, you might have a stone clad feature wall complementing the colour palette of your home’s façade. You can then use the same cladding and colour palette inside your home.
You may not be able to imagine stone cladding working inside your home, but there are many ideas for areas you might want to incorporate design continuity. These include:
- Fireplace area
- Living room feature wall
- Bathroom wall
How do I find out more?
Due to the detail and handiwork required to create a stone cladding, you should contact a professional for the job. At Stone Design Group, we specialise in true stone cladding, sourcing the highest quality stone materials from around the world. Get in touch with us today to discuss your options for stone cladding.