In recent years, natural stone has become very popular in both commercial and residential buildings. Sometimes designers or architects choose a stone because of the way it looks and for the price point. But let me tell you, if you choose the wrong stone for the wrong application you can run into some big trouble!
This reminds me of a recent renovation we did at a high-end condo building in downtown Boston. The management company wanted to improve the look of the lobby in one of their buildings. Due to the high traffic in-and-out the floor was in tough shape. After some tender loving care we were able to bring back much of the original luster to the limestone lobby. While the finished product is beautiful, a soft stone might not be the best choice for a high traffic area.
When you are building or renovating your home or office there are so many decisions to be made. Everything from the floor plan, to paint colors, to light fixtures to flooring needs to be carefully selected to match the overall vision and ultimate use of the space.
At Boston Stone Restoration we are happy to advise builders and designers on the best choice for floors, counters, showers and other stone applications. Just give us a call at 781-793-0700! Also see our stone refinishing services.