If you are looking to install a new masonry project or replace existing stonework, you may be trying to determine which brand is the best for your home. There are multiple factors to consider when deciding on the right style and brand of stonework for your house. Some of these factors that you should consider include your budget, how long the product is expected to last, style, and the type of material you want.
Stonework can create a stunning, elegant look for your home. Something as simple as adding a stone walkway, having the front of your home redone, or adding a low stone wall around your porch can give your home a more natural look and feel. Our professional stonemasons at Unified can work with stone, pavers, or faux products to bring the appearance and the quality you want to enjoy for your home.
In this blog, we’ll discuss the preferred masonry brands we recommend and why each may be right for your new stonework installation project.
Cambridge Pavers is the top choice for Unified and many homeowners on Long Island and for good reason. These pavers offer a nearly perfect appearance as the product is purely pigmented and offers a fade-proof color guarantee. What this means for homeowners is that the stones are sealed from the inside out, so you won’t see large pieces of stone or any exposed or hollow areas appear over time.
Cambridge Pavers are also very low maintenance, since they are manufactured with fine sand granules and granite. There is little you have to do to keep these pavers looking brand new. Cambridge pavers are also water resistant since many of their paving stones are made with Armotec, which means they won’t absorb any water. This means cold winter frost won’t have any negative effect on your pavers.
Another bonus of choosing Cambridge paving stones is that their product is skid and slip resistant, making them ideal for pool areas, patios, and walkways. Finally, their durability is another huge benefit. They will be more durable and will last longer than any other paving stone on the market, making threm the perfect choice for your home.
Eldorado Stone is ideal for those looking for a high-quality, visually appealing stone veneer for the exterior of their home. Eldorado Stone is a favorite of homeowners for good reason, not only is it highly durable and low maintenance, but it instantly adds value to your home.
They have an extensive color palette and patterns, all of which look like authentic architectural stone. The company’s manufacturing process handcrafts molds and creates the natural color palettes that capture all the nuances of natural stone.
Nicolock paving slabs are an affordable, cost-effective option that won’t require homeowners to sacrifice on appearance. They are a great option to increase the aesthetic value and appearance of your Long Island home.
Additionally, their Paver Shield technology will ensure that your pavers will look great for a long, long time. Their product is durable, and due to the thickness of the paver the color will not fade over time. All of their products also come with a limited lifetime warranty.
For those who are looking for green products Nicolock makes several varieties of eco-friendly permeable paving products. And finally – because every Nicolock hardscape product is made from natural materials, they can also be recycled.
Owens Corning Cultured Stone
There are multiple benefits to choosing cultured stone for your exterior home renovation project. The biggest being that it is a highly affordable option. When compared to choosing natural stone, manufactured stone offers huge cost savings.
Another advantage of Owens Corning Cultured Stone is the variety of colors and styles you can choose from. For obvious reasons, with natural stone you are limited with your color choices. However, with cultured stone you can choose the look, style, color, and stone size that matches your home and your personal style. Another benefit many homeowners enjoy is the consistency in appearance from stone to stone. If the color is important to you, cultured stone may be the way to go.
Cultured, or manufactured stone is environmentally friendly. If choosing green products is important to you, cultured stone is an ideal choice.
Contact Us Today for a New or Replacement Stonework Installation
Unified is a leading stonework and masonry installer for homeowners on Long Island. Whether you are looking to install a new project, or replace the existing stonework or pavers on your home, our team is ready to help. Our team will help you add curb appeal to your home, increasing the value of your house.
Our team of experts have the talent to make sure you choose the right stonework that you’re sure to love and enjoy forever. Contact us today for your Free Estimate, and we will help you identify the masonry that fits your needs, wants, and most importantly budget. Call us today at (888) 631-2131 or contact us online.