Outdoor barbecues, fire pits, and fireplaces are eye-catching centerpieces, which is why they are the ideal candidate for a natural stone upgrade. Materials like Marble, Granite, Quartzite, and Travertine add elegance to any outdoor space, but they are also ready to withstand the forces of Mother Nature.
Beyond weather patterns, there are other hazards that can damage the stone or make it vulnerable, which is why materials selected must be strong and durable. Another consideration includes the stone’s porousness, as porous material can absorb stains or aspects of the natural environment around it.
Another important aspect of material selection is the range of temperatures it will be exposed to. If it needs to be fit to withstand extreme summer heat, it might be advisable to install a shading mechanism to cover up areas that may be touched frequently as natural stone absorbs heat.