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What Are The Most Desirable Amando Natural Stone Colors

Every design and construction professional knows that the beauty and luster of natural materials cannot be beat.

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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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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Interior Design Styles: Classic Design

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Interior Design Styles: Classic Design

When you are in the process of selecting an interior or exterior design style – one that suits your taste and lifestyle, the possibilities are endless.

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Minimalist and Luxury Gardens Have Become Popular

Minimalist and Luxury Gardens Have Become Popular

 

A garden with simple lines and restrictive planting, combined with the benefits of low maintenance have become popular and have been called Continue reading Minimalist and Luxury Gardens Have Become Popular

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What are the Benefits of Building Using Natural Stone

Building using Natural Stone

What are the Benefits of Building Using Natural Stone

 

When it comes to the selection of high-end finishes for a custom space, new build custom home – renovation or commercial construction project – many choose natural stone.  Natural Stone offers permanence and character that exceeds any other building material beauty, elegance and performance expectations.

Natural stone is widely popular among design and construction professionals, and savvy homeowners due to its benefits.

For many generations, natural stone has been used to build  and enhanced palaces, mansions and custom homes in which many Continue reading What are the Benefits of Building Using Natural Stone