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Natural stone has always been the primary choice of building material for centuries. The ancient Egyptians were the first to quarry and build with natural stone, having their monuments built of limestone and granite. These monuments still stand till today, and that is a testament to natural stone’s durability. It is resistant to wear and tear caused by weather elements, pest damage, and rotting or warping caused by exposure to moisture; even scratches to these sturdy stones can be easily fixed with a re-polish.
Using natural stone for building is timeless, distinct and unique. The diversity of natural stone encourages limitless design potential and versatility without ever replicating the look of any individual block of stone as each stone has its own distinctive features with its wide range of styles, colours and textures. There are more than ten different options of surface finishing, with the more conventional choice being the typical polished surface. Other less shiny finishes such as honed and leathered are catching on with their versatility in giving natural stone a more rugged and raw look.