Natural stone charm is endless, it is able to give an impression of nature as well as beautify the look of the house. Not surprisingly, a lot of people apply this material. One of them in the facade of the house.
One way to get a beautiful and attractive facade, with play finishing it. Of the many existing finish, natural stone is a material that is considered to have the ability to change the look of the facade of the house becomes more natural. Its presence is also considered to neutralize the impression of rigid construction. Various people have different opinions of why using natural stone finishing. Some like because of the color, pattern, or texture. But how do I let the appearance of natural stone facade to lure your home?
What are the choices?
The first thing you should notice is not arbitrarily choose a natural stone. You have to know the characteristics to fit the concept. There are at least 5 types of natural stone material that is often used to be a facade, the stone temple, sandstone, slabs times, andesite, and marble. This is her characteristics.
Stone Temple easily absorb the water because it is porous, dark, and has a rough texture. Sandstone easily absorb the water because it is porous, light colored (yellow, green, brown, and white), and smooth texture. Stone slabs times have tiny pores, dark, and hard. Andesite stones have tiny pores, dark, and hard. Marble stones have tiny pores, bright colors (gray, beige, broken white), hard, and most expensive.
Notes, the large pore more vulnerable mossy rocks. Why You shall stone coating to minimize problems arising. In addition, the younger the color will be more readily apparent if it is dirty.
Put it Where?
Legitimate you put natural stone anywhere. But keep in mind, not to spoil the look of natural stone kahadiran face of the house. “If I was, anyway, so it suggests a natural stone accent or point of interest. Not so the main element that dominates all the facades, “explained Bambang Soesatyo, ST, Architect. “Comparison between a natural stone wall with the other facades field wall does not exceed 40%,” he added.
As for the positioned, Bambang emphasize its clustered in one area and not spread. “When you are in the middle area, so area middle. For example, along the wall of the starting patio, balcony, roof to the ceiling above the balcony, using stones. The rest, just use wall paint finishing it, “he said.
Install? Easy, too!
Installing natural stone is not much different than installing tile. Prior mounted, natural stone soak in water. Then, attach a cement paste to the wall and natural stone to stucco it. Plaster used to use special cement or cement instant that natural stone is stronger stick. The bad quality of natural stone stucco certainly be easily separated from the wall.
Do not forget to tapping the rock with a hammer or shovel handle to be attached perfectly. Repeat until all the areas attached. After installation, brush the surface clean of spray plastering and dry. Then, cover with liquid coatings. In order to strengthen the added beauty of natural stone, cover the surface with anti-mold and mildew. With proper installation, the facade of natural stone increasingly look attractive, right?