Stone Cladding: What are the Benefits?
Whether they decorate the interior or exterior decor of a home, stone walls have a way of making a plain wall look abundantly cosy and attractive.
However, a real and authentic stone wall structure has a few downsides: they’re expensive, time-consuming to build and extremely difficult to repair if and when things go wrong.
As a result of these disadvantages, stone-masons have created an alternative solution that gives you that beautiful aesthetic of a stone wall, without the price tag and labour requirements.
Stone wall cladding!
In an earlier article, we describe stone wall cladding in more detail. If you want to read it, check it out here. To recap, stone wall cladding is a way of dressing a wall with a thin layer of stone to give the look of a real stone wall.
Surprisingly, stone wall cladding has many advantages that make it a rock-steady choice for many structures. In this article we will explore five of these benefits in more detail.
Let’s get started…
1. All the Natural Beauty of Stone
As natural stone wall cladding is made of natural stones, it possesses that timeless beauty of natural stonewalls. Due to its completely natural textures, shadings and colour variations, natural stone cladding appears to have the same depth as an authentic stone wall. In fact, it can be almost impossible to distinguish between the premium stone cladding and a stone wall that has been built by laying individual stones on top of each other.
As such, whether your home has a traditional or contemporary design, stone cladding can be used to add style, texture and an element of authenticity to any Australian property.
Armstone’s beautiful and quality stone selection will give you the choice to pick the best cladding to build your dream natural stone wall to life. Our wide variety of colours, textures and styles are designed to cater for any project requirements.
2. Spoilt for Choice
One of the main benefits of wall cladding is the wide array of options it offers for builders and renovators alike.
Natural stone wall cladding is available in a variety of stone types, colours, styles and profiles. You can choose from limestone, sandstone, split granite, quartzite and more.
Stone cladding is also available in interior and exterior wall cladding panels, as well as loose pieces for those tricky areas such as corners.
At Armstone, our extensive natural stone cladding collection gives you the opportunity to bring your dream look to life. Whether you are creating a modern, chic or rugged decor, you can rest assured knowing that our range will add that special touch you desire. Couple these with our fine selection of extras, including stone capping and corner pieces, and voila! It’s like you have a new stone wall – minus the time required to build it and the expense of purchasing the materials.
3. Highly Versatile
Stone wall cladding is an exceptionally versatile material. Like we mentioned earlier, whether you choose to use it indoors or outdoors, it’s equally striking and functional.
If you are looking to install natural stone wall cladding outdoors, you can use them to ornate barbeque areas, water features, retaining walls, letterboxes, chimneys, and other exterior substrates like a feature wall for the patio.
If you want to give your home’s interior a natural stone touch, stone cladding is an excellent choice for fireplaces, feature walls and bathrooms.
As you can see, wall cladding ideas are limited only by your imagination.
4. Easy Installation
While building a safe and strong traditional stone wall is a complex and time-consuming process, installing stone cladding, on the other hand, is much simpler!
This is thanks to the panels being sawn flat from the back. Their smooth backing is specifically designed to allow for a no-fuss application. Additionally, natural stone cladding panels have strong adhesion.
Unlike building a stone wall from individual stones, assembling wall cladding is a much cleaner and tidier process. Matching individual stones of varying shapes and sizes as well as cementing and grouting them one at the time, makes building with individual stones quite a messy and cumbersome endeavour. It also requires a lot of cleaning afterwards.
Furthermore, if you are stretched for time, using stone wall cladding instead of building a stone wall from individual stones is a speedier process. In probably a quarter of the time it would take to build a stone wall, you can create a beautiful natural stone feature for your property using natural stone wall cladding!
While there is no denying that an authentic stone wall, built with individual stones, is a stunning feature to have in any home, it comes at great expense. Wall cladding, on the other hand, is a cost-effective option that delivers equally impressive results. Armstone’s premium wall cladding products allow you to replicate the same luxurious look, at a far more accessible price point.
If you’re in Sydney, you can check out our natural stone wall cladding in a realistic setting by visiting our stunning showroom in Glebe. You’ll be able to see our top-of-the-line products and imagine them for your own home project.
For more information about stone cladding, please contact us today.
Giving your home a beautiful, natural look could be just a stone’s throw away! And we would be delighted to help you.