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Spring in style: Enhance outdoor spaces with unique natural stones

In spring the weather warms up and we can get together with friends! Find out how to stand out by reading this article.

Spring is here, and with it comes the excitement of spending time outdoors. As you prepare to entertain friends and family in your external spaces like porches, gardens, barbecue areas, and outdoor kitchens, it’s important to consider how natural stones can add both beauty and durability to these areas. While granite is a popular choice, marbles, and quartzites offer unique benefits and styles.

Marble

Marble is a classic and timeless option that can add elegance to any outdoor space. It comes in a variety of colors and patterns, making it versatile for different styles and designs. Marble is a softer stone when compared to granite, however, proper care and maintenance can help prevent damage and ensure it withstands outdoor elements. Always remembering the importance of sealing the material.

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Dolomitic Marble

Despite not being widely known, dolomitic marbles offer numerous benefits that make them an excellent choice for outdoor spaces. Besides a wide range of colors and patterns to choose from, dolomitic marbles are highly durable and resistant to weathering and erosion, making them a reliable option for outdoor surfaces.

They can withstand heavy foot traffic and are easy to clean, making them ideal for areas that receive a lot of use. With all these benefits, it’s time for dolomitic marble to become a popular choice for outdoor spaces. 

Sealing the dolomite will help to protect it from moisture, stains, and discoloration caused by exposure to the elements. By taking these steps, dolomitic marbles can retain their beauty and function for many years.

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Quartzite

Quartzite, on the other hand, is highly resistant to heat, scratches, and stains, making it ideal for outdoor kitchens and cooking areas. It offers a wide range of colors and patterns, allowing for creative expression in your design. Its durability makes it a great choice for outdoor spaces that experience heavy foot traffic. Quartzite is harder than marble, but it still requires proper care and maintenance to ensure its longevity.

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A great point to pay attention to is that you can also use marbles and quartzites in different applications when thinking about outdoor spaces. Besides the common usage in kitchens, you can use them as wall panels, facades, fireplace cladding, floors, etc. And we recommend the use of leather and honed finishes in external areas. Then, you just have to let your imagination flow and have reliable suppliers and partners that understand it!

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Two different slabs of Bianco Stella – Dolomite

Both marble and quartzite require some maintenance to keep them looking their best. Regular cleaning with a neutral pH cleaner and avoiding harsh chemicals are important to prevent damage to the stone. Additionally, sealing the stone from time to time can help prevent stains and moisture from penetrating the surface.

Incorporating natural stones into your external spaces not only adds aesthetic appeal but also increases the value of your property. It provides a natural and organic look that is both functional and beautiful. Plus, it is environmentally friendly as natural stones are a sustainable and renewable resource.