Natural stone charm is endless. Aside from being able to give an impression of nature, natural stone can also enhance the look of the house. Not surprisingly, if many people apply this material. One example is applied to the facade of the house.
One way to get a beautiful and attractive facade, is to play the finishing. Of the many finishing, natural stone is a material that has ability to change the look of the house facade becomes more natural.
The presence of natural stone can also neutralize the impression of rigid construction. Various people have different opinions why using natural stone finishing. There is love for color, pattern, or texture.
The first thing you should notice is not indiscriminate in choosing natural stone. You have to know the characteristics to fit the concept. There are at least 5 types of natural stone material that is often used to serve as the facade, which is a temple stone, sandstone, river stone, andesite, and marble.
Characteristics of Natural Stone :
1. Stone temple easily absorb water because of large porous, dark-colored, and has a rough texture.
2. Sandstone easily absorb water because of large porous, light-colored (yellow, green, brown, and white), and smooth texture.
3. Stone has tiny pores, dark, and hard.
4. Andesite stone has tiny pores, dark, and hard.
5. Marble stone has a small pore, bright colors (gray, beige, broken white), loud, and least expensive.
Where to put the natural stone?
No problem, you put natural stone anywhere. But keep in mind, the presence of the natural stone not to damage the facade of the house.
Some architects suggest natural stone finished accents. Not so the main element that dominates all facades. Comparison between natural stone wall with the other facades field wall does not exceed 40%.
For placement, the architects emphasize its clustered in one area and not spread. If already in the middle area, just there alone. For example, along the wall of the patio, balcony, roof to the ceiling above the balcony, using stones. The rest, simply use wall paint finishing.
How do I install it? Easy, believe it!
Installing natural stone is not much different from installing ceramic. Before mounted, natural stone soak in the water. Then, attach the cement plaster to the wall, then attach natural stone. Plastering used must use a special cement or cement instant that natural stone is more powerful stick. The worse the quality of stucco, natural stone can certainly be easily separated from the wall.
Do not forget to knock the stone with a hammer or shovel handle so that the stone can stick well. Repeat until all field installed. After installation, brush to clean the surface of the splash plastering and dry. Then, seal with liquid coatings. In order to strengthen the added beauty of natural stone, cover the surface with anti-mold and mildew. With proper installation, the facade of natural stone increasingly look attractive, right?