Natural stone cladding for walls

I love the look of natural stone clad walls - both interior or exterior walls. It's a way to introduce texture and detail to an otherwise bland room. It's also a way to merge interior and exterior areas.

Rock cladding is a thin layer of natural stone that can be applied to a wall to enhance living spaces, and is used as an alternative to traditional stone due to its affordability.

Manufactured stone cladding has a couple of advantages, it is cheaper than a stone wall and it’s much lighter, requiring no additional support. This is why many designers are now opting for this on a new project. The stone veneer is extremely popular for other reasons as well. It can create height as well as a modern look in a new house.

While some prefer to clad outdoor walls where they look stunning when used to cover walls, provide a backdrop for waterfalls and for create dramatic pool surrounds, rock cladding lends itself extremely well indoors. The effect of the stone cladding or stone veneer is dramatic.

In a lounge with a fitted fireplace, or even a free-standing fireplace, a rock wall is the perfect element to combine the beauty of stone and fire. Beautifully textured with just a hint of roughness, with clean, simple and aesthetically pleasing lines, they can transform a plain, uninspiring wall into a stunning feature wall.

In bathrooms, rock cladding is not only waterproof, it can be used to create an organic feature in a Zen bathroom, or add cool sophistication in a contemporary bathroom.

Add a rock wall to a dining space in an open-plan living space and you have an instant feature wall and backdrop for a dining table.

Natural stone has a richness of texture and colour that adds a sense of timeless elegance to any indoor or outdoor living space. Guaranteeing durability and versatility, natural stone products can be used to create an integrated look of enduring style.

Whether you use the stone cladding, stone veneer or rock panels when you are giving your property a face lift, you can be sure that if it’s used cleverly then it will be a definite talking point for years to come.

With the property market struggling to achieve equilibrium, wall cladding can provide the materials for trendy, new house without having to move.