Using stone for walls is one of the most appealing design aspects for commercial architecture. However, it is also one of the most expensive, or has traditionally been the most expensive design concepts and therefore it has also been, for the most part, not a viable option for most commercial spaces. Modern innovations now allows many incredible interior designs to be done through the use of lightweight slate and even sandstone.
Through the use of a sand designed wallpaper, or lightweight slate, interior design cladding can present the look and even the feel of stone for walls in just about any application. Veneer stone is appealing for its natural look and feel. Many homeowners around the world have been turned on to the look of natural stone for walls within their kitchens and bathrooms. The same concept holds true for commercial interior design.
The cost factor for sandstone or veneer stone has been, for the most part, prohibitive. New construction concepts and innovations have made it possible for even the most limited commercial design budget to incorporate stone for walls in both interior and exterior aspects of the commercial space. These laminations provide an elegant appearance for a commercial business space that opens up a wealth of design possibilities for both the business owner and the architect.
Using veneer stone offers a more traditional yet at the same time contemporary design for any room. For an office building in which clients will enter, the use of stone for walls can present a strong atmosphere and one of confidence and integrity. Traditional slate is commonly too heavy for practical interior design use, but with the new design innovations and manufacturing capabilities, it’s possible and cost-effective to incorporate stone for walls within any commercial interior design.
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