Natural Stone offers a Return-on-Investment (ROI) Did you know natural stone can be designed to last for 100 years or more? It offers many benefits such as longevity and quantifiable ROI when applied to flooring. Being the most long-lasting material available, natural stone (like marble) are often used in office towers and hotel lobby areas where frequent disruptions to repair or replace a floor, in areas like these, would have an adverse impact on customers. In the Waldorf Astoria Beverly Hills hotel lobby (above), PICCO coordinated and produced the stone shop drawings and fabrication tickets for the contrasting Italian marble inlaid with bronze, along with all the interior public spaces, presidential suite, counters, bases and tubs, as well as miscellaneous stone elements.
Natural stone is versatile enough to achieve the aesthetic, performance, and cost goals on both the exterior and interior of your project over the long term, being a fairly simple product to maintain. While it may seem that an engineered material might be lower maintenance than marble, it will never have the same depth, versatility and range of color as natural stone. Natural stone is more resistant to scratches and staining than other materials, compared to wood flooring for example. Applying an annual sealing process, combined with routine cleaning will help to preserve its beauty and quality.Click here for more reasons.