Stone texture gives it something special.
Texture’s role in landscaping can be subtle or obvious. Use textured stone to provide a visual contrast on a garden retaining wall, a fire pit surround, or the side of a pool. And finishes under foot can create a smooth marble patio or a micro bush hammered flooring for a private enclave. Texture goes hand in hand with color. Consider both when planning hardscapes.
Working with Stoneworks, you can recommend travertine, marble, and limestone from Turkey and Morocco to enhance your customer’s outdoor vision.
- Travertine delivers distinctive beauty and an earthy texture produced by pores and holes, formed from tiny carbon dioxide bubbles during its natural creation. And it comes in gorgeous colors, for a modern, yet timeless, look. Both contractors and homeowners find travertine’s natural properties make it a great fit for the outdoors.
- Throughout time, marble remains one of the most popular flooring materials due to its appearance, translucency and longevity. Impurities, like iron oxide, mica, graphite and quartz, vein the stone and bring lively color to it. Finished with a slightly textured surface, marble is practical and stylish when used outside. Installed, larger-format pieces trick the eye, creating a sense of spaciousness in outdoor spaces.
- Limestone endures as a versatile and favored stone for pools and landscaping. From light hues to desert colors, it can be smooth, honed, tumbled or brushed. Depending on the finish, the stone gives a contemporary or old-world appearance to landscaping and pool surrounds.
Textures add an element of inspiration to outdoor rooms
Customers search for choices that support their design vision. And they depend on their contractor to recommend options. At Stoneworks, we offer a spectrum of finishes from rougher to smoother textures. Textured finishes can be tumbled, brushed, and bush hammered. For that reason, our newest rougher finishes include micro bush hammered, EtruscanTM and Suregrip MoleskinTM. Still, many homeowners select honed, a matte surface, and the smoothest finish available. No matter the finish, one of natural stone’s most practical gifts is that it is not slippery when wet, even if honed.
Additionally, our complementary natural stone coping comes in two edge profiles: bullnose and square edge.
When advising your customers, tell them their options when it comes to texture and the other factors that should influence their stone purchase. An easy hint? Have them remember this sentence: Charlie tricked Sami’s pit bull in class—Color, Texture, Size, Pattern, Installation and Care.
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