Interior Baw Baw stone blade wall

Baw Baw dry stone walling is an integral part of the architecture and interior design of this home.

Blade walls run from inside to out in this modern interior design, adding textural relief to a contemporary style.

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When making a decision about surfaces for your interior design ensure your choice takes into consideration both aesthetics (what will suit the interior design of the room?) and function (how durable do I want the floor to be?). Most of us will consider a timber finish, ceramic tile or natural stone texture. One of the great advantages of using a natural stone tile or paver is that it will add warmth to a room and give it a real sense of character and depth.

It’s important to note that natural stone tiles are more porous than their timber or ceramic surface counterparts. Think old Italian and French villa floors which were all made from natural stone, they mature gracefully as they age but they do shift slightly both in terms of colour (as a natural result of markings) and texture. So while a natural stone tile will not remain as pristine as a ceramic tile, we like to think that natural stones bear the hallmarks and character of a life well lived. As gain more character as they settle into their space with time and add a sense of longstanding permanency that adds to their appeal rather than detracting from it.

A benefit of using a natural stone paving for your interior design is that it can connect both spaces for fluid indoor – outdoor living. Choose a natural stone texture that can be used both indoors and out to really create a sense of design continuity throughout your home and garden design. Just remember the importance of balancing the desired appearance with the durability required.

The dimensional tolerance of a natural stone tile is absolutely critical for interior spaces to ensure that the stone is a consistent thickness and can be tile glued straight into the slab. This is less of a concern when working with landscape and garden design, however when you work with interior surfaces, you’re working with a finite floor slab height so it’s critical to choose products where the dimensions are consistent.