For many houses, wall finishing simply means picking the colour of paint to coat on drywall. But it can be so much more! Make the choice to stand out from everyone else and finish with stone wall cladding.
Instead of a wall hewn entirely from stone, stone wall cladding gives that illusion with natural stone cut into thin sheets or slabs that are then mounted on the wall. You can select a variety of stone materials from marble, granite, quartz, quartzite or onyx.
These are the reasons why your house needs stone wall cladding:
Natural or rustic look
If you’ve always liked the rustic-cottage look of timber and stone, here’s your chance with stone wall cladding! This look brings nature from the outside inside. And with majestic stone fireplaces central to its design, it’s especially striking when you use wall cladding to accentuate your existing fireplace.
Get more with less weight
Sometimes, dreams remain as dreams only because an adaptation hasn’t been thought of yet. Take the dream of a stone-covered interior, for instance. What holds a lot of people back is that their house can’t structurally support the weight of full-sized stone blocks. The natural adaptation to turn this dream into reality is, of course, stone wall cladding. Because they take the form of thin sheets or slabs, they’re much lighter in weight. This opens up the door for more opportunities to add stone to the interior.
Once stone wall cladding is installed, it’s there to last. The beauty of it is that you never have to worry about that particular wall’s finishing again. Paint and wainscoting finishes will deteriorate over time, but not so with stone wall cladding. It’s highly durable and requires hardly any maintenance work to protect the longevity of your walls in style.
Hold interior heat longer
Stone is a great, natural heat conductor. It takes a while to heat up, but it also retains the heat for a long while once it does. That’s why stone is such a popular material to use as fireplace surrounds. Even long after the fire has burned to embers, the fireplace surround will still radiate heat. With proper insulation on the outside and stone cladding your interior, you can keep the heat in much longer.
Useful as a sound dampener
An added benefit of stone wall cladding is that it can help you contain noise to one room. An elegant way to take advantage of stone’s sound-dampening qualities is to clad the wall(s) separating your living room from the bedroom area of the house. That way, conversations that carry on into the night in the living room won’t disturb the sleep of those who have turned in early.
Stone walls are a picture of luxury, but you don’t have to pay a premium to achieve it. Rather than ponying up for thick solid-stone walls, you can get a similar effect by creating a feature wall with stone cladding. Even better, it’s more flexible in that the cladding can work around and conform to the existing structural features of your house. At the end of the day, stone wall cladding is a cost-effective way to elevate your house to luxury level, which will be a big boost to the resale value of your home should you choose to sell it one day.
Adds variety to your interior design
Interior design is all about carefully curating a unifying theme from a variety of textures and colours. Stone wall cladding is interior-design heaven because it gives you a lot of options to play with between material, colour, and finishing choices.
So, go ahead – clad your walls with the luxury your house deserves!