If you've used natural stone tiles in your home, you'll know all about their beauty and durability. But why limit them to the interior? Some types of natural stone are just as suitable for exterior use.
Why not get your home ready for the summer with a new natural stone patio, or turn up kerb appeal with a beautiful natural stone driveway? Stone tiles are just too beautiful to be kept hidden away inside!
If you're revamping a room that leads out onto the garden, perhaps through bi-fold or French doors, an on-trend idea is to use stone flooring in both the interior of your home and stretch the same stone out onto the patio, too. The infinity flooring look is all the rage, as it makes the rooms of your home appear bigger and helps them flow.
Think about your exterior landscaping carefully; stone tiles come in a wide range of colours, from dramatically dark slate through to rustically warm travertine, and any landscaping around the patio, such as a lush green lawn or brightly coloured ceramic pots, should complement rather than clash.
The entrance to your home shouldn't be neglected, either. Any estate agent will tell you about the value of kerb appeal, but even if you're not selling your home, and are only looking to revamp it for your own sake, stone tiles are an excellent choice.
Tumbled travertine, for example, is an excellent material to use on a driveway as it is extremely durable, and its beautiful neutral tones work well with any type of home. Travertine also provides plenty of traction for tires and, when sealed properly, resists staining.
If budget is an issue, but you'd still like the look of natural stone, why not opt for a more economical paver for the main drive and add a travertine border?
Whether you're looking for an overhaul of your driveway, or want to spruce up your patio, the Stone Gallery can help with all your natural stone needs. Don't forget that stone tiles are also an excellent substance for edging a pond or swimming pool too, and we'll be able to advise on the best type to use.
If you're revamping the interior of your home at the same time, there are plenty of home makeover ideas available within the Art of Living triangle. As well as natural stone from the Stone Gallery, you'll also find inspiration for kitchens, bathrooms and bedrooms at Park Street Interiors and over one million tiles in stock at any one time at the Ceramic Tile Warehouse. From the inside out, the Art of Living group can help your home to look its best.