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Nature, People and Design: What dose of nature do we need?

 

How do we shape the world we live in?

Leveraging nature and natural resources for economic performance, people’s well-being and environmental sustainability should be a top priority.

 

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What Are The Most Desirable Amando Natural Stone Colors

Every design and construction professional know that the beauty and luster of natural materials cannot be beaten.

Natural Stone architectural and decor elements are a beautiful blending of nature’s diversity and man’s design. In contrast to the uniformity  Continue reading What Are The Most Desirable Amando Natural Stone Colors

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How we build our environment has an impact on our health

How we build our environment has an impact on our health 

 

Renovating or building a new home or space is one the most important financial decisions you will make if your lifetime. Today there is a million of building products alternatives but we would confidently say, there is nothing like natural stone. Natural stone is the choice of Continue reading How we build our environment has an impact on our health

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Natural Stone: Distinction, Style and Long Lasting Investment

Natural Stone: Distinction, Style and Long Lasting Investment

Natural Stone: Distinction, Style and Long Lasting Investment

 

Natural Stone is one of the most versatile construction and decorative materials when you are looking to refine the interior or exterior design and decor of your home or office.
When building a dream living space and you are sourcing fine, one of a kind elements to complement your lifestyle, there is nothing like natural stone to help you add a personal touch to your project.

Amando Natural Stone specialty is to source distinctive natural stone products for high end residential and commercial projects. When you are selecting natural stone products for your renovation or new construction project, consider natural stone architectural element’s versatility. Natural stone has been used extensively to create innovative designs for Continue reading Natural Stone: Distinction, Style and Long Lasting Investment

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8 Reasons to Love Natural Stone in Architecture

8 Reasons to Love Natural Stone in Architecture

 

There are many things to love about natural stone in architecture and interior design but here are eight reasons/advantages of using natural stone in your next project:

1. Natural Stone allows creative design and architecture professionals to mix  Continue reading 8 Reasons to Love Natural Stone in Architecture

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Why Natural Stone Plays a Big Role in Construction

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Why Natural Stone Plays a Big Role in Construction 

Natural stone plays a big role in construction due to LEED construction standards. It has always been important to take care of our environment. Recently LEED construction standards, have reinforced it. Energy efficient processes and  availability of more eco-friendly material options are a most. Natural stone inherent characteristics, make it a green building product; it is naturally beautiful, low-maintenance, and  durable construction material. It is worth considering how these and other properties of stone can contribute to sustainable design projects and green building certifications.

Increased use of natural resources: More and more designs will feature stone as a primary component. Already a popular option in many areas of the industry, stone will play an increasing role in construction due to its widespread availability, comparatively low cost, and reduced environmental impact.  Construction Digital – Top Green Building Trends 2013

LEED-NC, for New Construction projects, is the most widely used green building rating system.

LEED-NC emphasizes six categories for environmental
improvement:
1. Sustainable Sites (SS)
2. Water Efficiency (WE)
3. Energy and Atmosphere (EA)
4. Materials and Resources (MR)
5. Indoor Environmental Quality (IEQ)
6. Innovation and Design. (ID)

Natural stone products, such as those made from marble  and limestone, among others, can contribute to points in several of these categories. e.g

–  Optimize Energy Performance: Natural stone has good thermal mass (the ability of a material to store heat and slowly release it), which positively impacts indoor ambient air temperature, and thus, energy efficiency.

–  Due to the durability of stone, there are several credits in the Major Rrenovations [MR] category.

–  Building Reuse, Maintain 75-95% of Existing Walls, Floors  These MR Credits  apply if the life-cycle of existing building stock can be maintained in a project.

Natural stone is definitively a key component in the interior/landscape design and development of  eco-efficient and  healthier buildings.

 

 

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What Is The Ideal Interior and Outdoor Home Building and Accent Material

What Is The Ideal Interior and Outdoor Home Building and  Accent Material

Choosing the right  accent material is important when building your dream space.

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Bring the Earth Element into your Home

Bring the Earth Element into your Home Easily with Natural Stone

 

Products made out of Cantera, Onyx, Marble and other natural stones not only  add beautiful textures and architectural details to spaces but bring with them their metaphysical earthen qualities to enhance your surroundings far beyond the superficial. Continue reading Bring the Earth Element into your Home

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10 Things To Consider When Selecting Natural Stone For Your Home

 

    1. When selecting natural stone for your renovation or new custom build home, it’s important to have in mind that as a natural construction material, its variation in color,veining and texture are inherent; each natural stone piece has a distinct veining that makes it Continue reading 10 Things To Consider When Selecting Natural Stone For Your Home