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Wood and natural stones? Do's and don'ts

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Wood and natural stones? Do's and don'ts

There are so many options out there when it comes to interior design it might get a bit overwhelming at times. As you already know, there are certain combinations that will never go out of style and will make your home look classy and modern. 

 

Natural elements like wood, glass and stone are the most breathtaking additions to any home. Today we want to talk about pairing woods and natural stones, a visually stunning combination. However effortless this paring might seem there are certain things to avoid when designing with natural stones and wood. Here are some do’s and dont's that might be of help to you.

 

DO

Stone and wood create a visual texture like no other two materials. Stones are known for having a smooth, flawless surface while wood can look a bit more rough. The two combined will create a luxurious look and feel that will make your space bigger to the eye. Think about hardwood ceilings paired with quartzite shelves or wood walls with marble flooring.

 

 

DON’T

Natural stone is water resistant, however wood is not. Certain type of wood will stain and darken when in regular contact with water so be mindful of how you pair these two. Avoid using wood on a kitchen backsplash or as a countertop. Rather build beautiful marble or granite countertops and use wood in your cabinets or your kitchen island. You can always mix and match by using wood in your drawers and marble in your upper cabinets.

 

DO

Take into consideration the veining of the stone when choosing what type of wood you want to incorporate into your home or vice versa. Natural stones with lots of color and busy veins work great paired with accents in similar colors. You can also combine the veins with the actual wood color. 

 

 

DON’T

When it's about natural materials like marble or wood, taking care of them can be overwhelming. Do not use alcohol to clean stains, alcohol can spoil your wood finish. Don't use Pinterest remedies or products that sound good for you. We suggest asking your fabricator for specific cleaning details about the material you are applying, they better know. Some of them even offer their own brand of cleaner, and some will require that you use their brand to maintain any warranty.

 

DO

Wood backsplashes in bathrooms are a great design element as well as wooden shelves. Wood absorbs heat so if you like a steamy shower or bath there is a great choice for you: choose a light wood with natural stains and place it as a wall in your shower, it will complement your natural stones and create a relaxing atmosphere.

 

 

Come visit us at our showroom and see our large selection of Natural Stones that will pair beautifully with any type of wood that you either want to build into your house or already own.