Exclusive for First Time Remodelers: How to Choose Natural Building Stone?

Are you looking for new construction or home remodeling? It seems it's a tedious task. But Stone Universe Inc makes it simple for you. SUI established its distribution center in Bellflower, Southern California. Building with quarried stone gives a natural essence.

Certain doubts come to one’s mind while revamping the entire project or some part of it. Especially, if you are a first-time remodeler. How much will the stone cost? What would be the installation cost? Which material suits the best? And so on..!

Whatever be the situation, the following tips will be going to help. Here are some of the home remodeling ideas to get started. With the right guidance of our dealers, you’re your renovating process less stressful.

Pre- Plan the Budget:

The first thing while revamping the place is to set a budget. Plan budget criteria and step further. Decide about the area which needs a makeover. Is a bathroom, kitchen, room or landscaping?

Well, if it’s about the interior area, flooring and stone walls are a significant concern. Looking for outdoor revamping? Passage, stairs, outdoor living rooms and a lot of elements play an essential role. Each part of the house needs to set a budget separately. The entire budget plan depends upon the coverage area.

Surface Covering Stone:

After planning the budget, move ahead towards the flooring part. Everyone knows that stone flooring is durable, stiff and attractive. But, do you know what to keep in mind while choosing a surface covering material?


Interior areas include room, lobby, foyer, kitchen or bath area. Slip-resistant nature of the stone is essential. Moreover, medium to high compressive strength is preferable in case of indoor surroundings. Tiles in different color variations are the outstanding stone product to accent indoor.


Outdoor living rooms like a patio or yard look fascinating with the natural stone. Gripping, compressive strength, bending rate, stone density are significant points to consider.
The outer area most of the time exposed to the weathering circumstances. 

So quality checks are essentials. Outdoor flooring has high compressive strength, low bending rate, and excellent stone density. Only then, a standardized material can last longer.
All these features are available in natural stone flooring products. Pavers, flagstone or rock face flooring patterns are best suitable for outdoor accent.

Laying Natural Stone Wall:

Either it’s an interior wall or the outdoor cladding, thin veneer and ledgestone give a finishing touch to the masonry structures. Stacked stone panels and corners adjust with each other and form a strip-like structure.

What building a stone retaining wall requires? A product with low bending rate, fade resistant physical property is only suitable. Stone veneer, tested in the laboratory and carry all the features.

Landscaping Supplies:

Wind up the renovation project by choosing products from our landscaping supply store. Combination of natural stone and some softscape elements garnish the landscape. Cobblestone and driveway pavers are the perfect product meant for laying a driveway. Flagstone or pavers can put on the deck surface.

Create stone passage ideas with stepping stones. Whereas treads, wall cap or steps beautify the stairways. Stone benches or chairs create a great sitting area. At last give a final touch with bushes, grass, trees, pots or flowers.


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