Stone Treads Create a Decorative Feature for Your Home Entrance
You’ve heard the saying: first impressions last a lifetime?
Just think back to every first impression you have about someone, an event or even arriving at a friend’s new home.
You remember every single one, right?
Now, if you think back, what was the first feature you remember before entering someone’s home?
The entrance, right?
Maybe even the driveway, path leading to the door and the steps.
As such, steps leading to the house are an essential garden feature.
However, steps also take a lot of foot traffic and endure a lot of wear and tear from environmental factors like heat, rain, and wind. As such, it’s important that the material you use to build your step treads, is durable and hardwearing.
Enter: natural stone step treads!
Stone step treads are durable and hard-wearing, meaning that they can withhold the foot traffic and environmental factors they are exposed to. Additionally, as they’re made from a natural material, they help create a seamless transition from your interior and exterior home environments.
In saying that, natural stone step treads can be used in a few other ways around your home.
In today’s article, we will check out how you can utilise them within your interior and exterior environments.
While the typical use for natural step treads is for steps and stairs, you can use them outdoors for creating pathways and as a means to separate different sections of the garden.
These Bluestone Step Treads lead the way through one section of this garden to another.
Additionally, you can use stone treads as coping to line the edges of pools. This will give your pool a sophisticated and finished appearance.
These Travertine Step Treads create a majestic touch to this home’s entry.
As we mentioned above, stone treads when used as the entryway to the home, offer a stable foundation for foot-traffic. They also make the steps more attractive and add kerb-side appeal to your home. By virtue of their natural properties, some natural stone finishes come in non-slip varieties which increases their safety, especially if the steps are exposed to the elements like rain.
As you can see, there is a myriad of ways you can utilise step treads outdoors.
In saying that, natural stone steps are such a versatile material, that you can utilise them within your home as well.
For example, you can use step treads to create stone thresholds. These create an excellent transition between rooms and can create a durable border when entering and exiting rooms that have different materials, for example if one room has carpet and the other has stone pavers as flooring.
Much like outdoors, stone treads are also an incredibly durable and heavy duty material and as such, make an excellent addition to all the stairs within the home. Unlike other materials, natural stone step treads have a superior quality that can truly stand the test of time. For example, over time, stairs made from wood can warp due to moisture and constant use. This causes the nails to loosen and the steps to bow and creak. On the other hand, stone steps do not have this issue and as such, the investment you make now will give you years upon years of return.
Another reason natural stone steps are an ideal material to use indoors is that they are easy to keep clean of dust and debris. Stone also does not harbour unwanted microscopic pollens or mould and as such, is a good material for the house, especially if anyone in your family has allergies or sensitivities to dust and other air particles like pollen and mould.
And there you have it: a few simple ways you can bring your home to life with natural stone step treads!
If you need any help with finding the right stone step treads for your project, reach out to our team of stone experts at Armstone online or at 1300 560 560. We stock the world’s highest quality natural stones ranging from the elegant and contrasting dark tones of raven granite, black slate and dark bluestone, all the way to the heritage colours like Carrara marble and creamy hues of cinnamon travertine and Himalayan sandstone.
Our products suit any decor and stand the test of time. So whether you’re upgrading (or building) your backyard or home interior, our step treads will add a majestic touch to your home. If you prefer to see the products in person, visit our Sydney showroom in Glebe for inspiration. We would love to help you out!