In a recent interview with Matt Curtain – Founder of Melbourne Brick – we uncovered three secrets you probably didn’t know about stone products.
The first is definitely one for those who like stone walls – in recent times manufacturers have got quite clever in their design of the cladding products they are making.
Back in the 1960’s, the feature stone entrance or internal wall was all the rage. For the Scandinavian amongst us, it was a time of minimalist, Danish or Swedish inspired design. Very Hygge if you’re into that philosophy of home comfort and design.
For the past decade or so, cladded walls have been making a resurgence.
And recently, some design innovation has made these walls even better – they now include corner pieces which ‘finger’ together to provide a hidden edge, making it look even more like a solid stone wall.
Our second secret we uncovered was that limestone can often feature intricate and beautiful fossils and sea creatures in the stone. Many know it’s a natural product, but fewer may realise this product is actually the remains of an old seabed, and as such you can often find fossils in the face of the cut stone which adds a nice rustic element to your home.
The last secret, which is frankly astonishing is also about Limestone. Being a natural porous product cut from a quarry, Limestone can darken very quickly with exposure to the elements. To avoid this, many home owners opt to seal the product so it retains it’s light creamy or honey colour.
But some home owners actually want the aged and dark look, so the clever installers can actually treat it with a product to get the aged look even quicker.
And guess what the main ingredient in this treatment is? What can’t guess?
Ok, look in our fridge – because it’s probably there…