Slate or granite? Ideas for upgrading your terrace

03.03.2017
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Slate or granite? Ideas for upgrading your terrace

Remodeling a terrace, garden or yard should start with the paving material. Why is the pavement more important than the rest? Because it’s the most used part of the yard and the one responsible with providing comfort and safety. The floor of an open terrace, the pavement of a yard or the walkways of a garden should be made out of anti-skid, durable materials, because they are exposed to harsh weather conditions. That’s why natural stone is the perfect choice. It comes in different finishes, such as honed, brushed, bush hammered and flamed.
Travertine, marble, slate and granite are among the most popular materials for exterior paving. For classically-inspired projects which require durability above all else, granite is the most accessible option: see Granit Padang Yellow, Peach Red and Rock Star Grey.

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When it comes to slate, we have even more color choices and mixing possibilities. The lawn is best highlighted with the help of polygonal slate walkways or “Japanese steps”, the stone slabs placed directly onto the grass or on a sand base. Another option would be cubic slate stone, granite or sandstone.

The “stars” of exterior paving come from Brazil. These new slate tiles have superior design and quality compared to similar products available on the Romanian market. Great Britain, France and Germany, which have a tradition in exterior paving, import this product in massive quantities, which is another proof of its undeniable quality. It’s not only its impressive durability compared to its thinness that makes it so popular, but also its rich and surprising color range, which you can see in products such as Rosie Wine or Mint Green.

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The pavement of terraces, walkways, pool boarders have to be part of a single style concept, which you can come up with yourself or with the help of a specialist. Wall cladding, steps, countertops and pillar cladding can be executed with this type of Brazilian slate.

Slate, like all decorative stones, can be used in exterior decorating to create a link between nature and man-made constructions. The yard, garden, parkway etc. are harmonized with nature by using a natural, raw material. Decorative stone is an eco-friendly choice for exterior design and a very versatile one. It pairs well with other materials such as wood, metal, flowers, grass or ponds. With a bit of imagination you can design a garden that suits your preferences and style and offers undeniable mental comfort.

And because we’re talking about personal style, PIATRAONLINE can also provide you with other products meant to inspire beautiful outdoor projects. Gravel, which comes in different colors and sizes, is versatile and can adapt to any space in the garden, whether it’s a walkway or a narrow path in the grass. It can serve as a decorative element or as a functional one. Big rocks and boulders are perfect for completing a slate paving. Bordo Marble pebbles paired with Rosie Wine slate, with brushed finish are a perfect match, to name just one. We can also provide artesian wells and drinking fountains of all shapes and sizes. And to complete the perfect garden, you can choose a garden barbecue: see our offer.

For any other information, call +40318.222.333, email us at export@piatraonline.com or, better yet, visit our showroom in 137A Teisani Street, District 1, Bucharest, Romania.

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