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Jan 04

Stockett Staff

Natural Stone & Sustainability

by Stockett Staff

Reduce your carbon footprint by choosing natural stone

Want to reduce waste and make your life a bit greener? Consider natural stone for your next remodeling or construction project. Going green isn’t always easy—it often means giving up creature comforts or investing in expensive products. But you don’t have to start with a large or complicated project. Remodeling with natural stone can be a simple way to kick-start your sustainability journey.

Below are a few ways natural stone helps reduce waste and lessens your environmental impact.

No Harmful Byproducts or Pollution

Natural stone is true to its name—it isn’t created or manufactured but rather exists in nature. Since natural stone isn’t manufactured, the material does not contain any pollutants. In addition, no toxic byproducts or chemicals are created in the mining or refining process—you can even feel free to confirm the finer points of the manufacturing process with your supplier.

As a bonus, natural stone is likely already available in your area. This proximity means the material spends less time in transport, resulting in reduced greenhouse gas emissions from transport vehicles.

Durable and Easy to Maintain

Natural stone stands up to wear and tear over time. Think of a natural stone mountainside—it can handle years of rain and snow! It’s no surprise that your natural stone cabinets can handle years of human use and that natural stone flooring seldom needs replacing.

Natural stone is also easy to clean and maintain. A bit of soap and water and an occasional sealant are all you require. There’s no need to use harsh chemicals or power-hungry cleaning devices that might harm the environment!

Every Piece Can Be Used

Most natural stone remodeling projects result in leftover stone remnants. However, these stone pieces need not get tossed into a landfill after a project is done. They can be used to create additional decorations or centerpieces for your home, like a one-of-a-kind, fashionable marble serving platter or a stunning soapstone shelf for your kitchen or bathroom.

If you don’t have a use for your natural stone remnants, you can leave them at a dunnage yard for someone else to enjoy. Natural stone is also completely recyclable.

Have any other questions about the sustainability of natural stone?

It can be difficult to go green.  Here at Stockett Tile and Granite, we’re more than happy to answer any questions you may have. We value sustainability and have decreased our own footprint by using a state-of-the-art dust room and water recycle unit.

We serve the Phoenix and Scottsdale, Arizona areas. Give us a call at 480-443-1988 or get in touch through our online contact form to schedule a commercial tile consultation. You can also visit our tile showroom in Phoenix, Monday-Friday from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm.

See Also:

Environmentally Friendly Granite and Tile Fabrication and Installation

Top 10 Reasons Why You Should Choose Natural Stone Tile Flooring