Why You Should Consider Limestone for Your Alfresco Area
Planning and developing a new alfresco area or an update to one that is getting a little long in the tooth is a big job. Not only do you have to think about what is going to last for many years to come. You also have to think about what is going to fit in with your home and stay within your budget.
One of the major decisions that you’ll need to make regarding your alfresco area is what sort of stone you are going to use for the paving and surrounds. Stone and manufactured masonry are the most popular choices for modern outdoor areas.
One of the most widely used types of stones in alfresco and outdoor areas, particularly in Australia, is limestone. You will be familiar with this stone as it is used extensively throughout both private residences and commercial developments.
Limestone is a hard-wearing stone, which for many evokes feelings and memories of being by the beach. The Australian coastline itself is composed of many rocky limestone outcrops, with this type of stone being prevalent at beaches around the country.
For outdoor areas, the type of limestone that you purchase will dictate the look of it. Some limestone blocks or pavers are much more finely worked than others – giving a smoother finish, whereas others are worked to give a rustic appearance.
If you are considering limestone for your alfresco area – and you should! You should think about how it is going to fit in with design elements such as your outdoor furniture, barbeque, and surrounding plants, etc. The way that you work your limestone into your backyard will be what makes your alfresco area functional and aesthetically superior.
We consider it a privilege at Marble Matters to help you achieve a result that will keep you smiling for decades to come. If you would like help bringing your ideas to life come and see us at our showroom or give us a call and let us explain how we can help turn your dreams into reality.