The benefits of using natural stone wall cladding
Stone wall cladding can provide the opportunity to add visual impact to an interior or exterior space. It’s also a cost-effective approach and durable material offering a great alternative to traditional stone pieces.
20 February, 2018
Here, we take a look at some of the benefits of using natural stone wall cladding panels and why it’s such a popular finish.
Benefits of using stone wall cladding
Natural materials are desirable in both indoor and outdoor spaces as they offer an authentic quality and helps to add depth to a room. Stone wall cladding wears the marking so thousands of years of formation. We embrace the imperfections of stone, with no two pieces the same. The natural texture and variation of the wall panels helps connect the architecture and interior to the surrounding landscape. There is also a choice when it comes to the desired colour tones, depending on your desired aesthetic. You can opt for calm, cool grey tones like our Lang Lang all the way through to the deep, warm brown tones of our Grampians stone panels.
Stone wall cladding is incredibly durable which is particularly important when installing it as an exterior application. It’s more resistant to breaking and chipping than many other walling materials such as concrete cladding and can withstand harsh weather conditions.
Stone cladding requires very little maintenance. In fact, stone wall panels is one of the few materials that improves over time. Another great characteristic of this walling finish is that it is fire resistant which is a great benefit for those living in a fire-prone area.
Ease of installation
One of the main benefits of using natural stone wall cladding is the ease of installation. You will need a wall that is structurally sound and suitable for the wall cladding. The tiles come in set sizes, rather than random pieces which need to be hand selected and put in place. Swan smooth on the back of the wall panels also helps to improve adherence to the suitable substrate. This can drastically reduce the time and labour required therefore making it a cost-effective product to install.
Additionally, stone wall panels also come with interlocking corner elements and capping in the same finish to help achieve the desired finish.
Stone wall cladding and it’s use of applications:
- Internally, the wall cladding material is perfect for a fireplace or bathroom feature wall. Or to create a visual division in an open plan space
- Externally, stone wall panels are used to add interest to a building façade. Add layers and textures to an outdoor kitchen, along the side of a pool or on a boundary wall.
How you use the stone wall cladding comes down to the individual space and your imagination.