For anyone remodeling their home, deciding what materials to choose is crucial to the final product. You want your home to embodies your dreams and vision. A good understanding of the different types of surfaces is instrumental. This blog explains all you need to know about using brick, stucco and stone options for your home’s interior or exterior.
Natural stone is stylish both indoors and outdoors. It can be costly, but you have the less expensive option of manufactured stone. The proccess involves pouring concrete into a mold to give it the appearance of stone. There are different types of stone, such as granite, a hard, durable stone that can withstand harsh weather. It’s excellent for use in stone columns, kitchen counters, and floor slabs due to its stain-resistant quality. Marble is popular for its decorative quality indoors. Please speak to us about other types of stone, such as limestone or slate, for use in walls, siding, flooring or roofing.
You may recognize stucco as the material used in European villas. It’s elegant and requires very little maintenance. The name means ‘plaster,’ and it’s essentially a mix of sand, cement, lime, and water. Stucco is a great choice for exterior walls as it can withstand heat. It’s a high-quality option, too, and is not porous. It’s applied directly to the exterior sheathing of your home. Stucco is energy efficient because it deflects the glare from the sun and protects your interior from extreme temperatures. Stucco can last for up to 50 years.
Brick is definitely the cheaper option when compared to stone and stucco and can last for 100 years or more. It requires little maintenance but the brick may need to be washed once a year to retain its color. This is a popular option for a house exterior as it will give you a classic look that will last for years to come. You could also use it for a fireplace, walkway, landscaping, or as a combination with stucco.
Get in touch with us at B & M Remodeling for expert advice and the best quality materials for the interior and exterior of your home. Whether you choose stucco, stacked stone, block or pavers, we are the team to get the job done with the most satisfactory results. Call us today at (928) 775-5112 for a no-cost consultation