Stone is a versatile material. It can be used for covering exterior and interior surfaces. Almost all types of stone can be used for these purposes, including sandstone, limestone, slate, gneiss, quartz stone, and porphyry, but the most common types are marble and granite as they meet the largest number of the criteria. When it comes to physical and chemical properties, granite is top of the pile. Marble is a bit more fragile, but it looks nicer due to its veins and colours resulting from geological processes, and making every piece look different. Granite is more solid and sturdy, which is why it’s more suitable for the outdoors. Stone can be used for paving a garden, making paths, garden walls, granite sills, interior stone stiles, columns, etc., while inside, stone can be used to cover walls and floors only partially or completely, to build a fireplace or a stone worktop, staircase, etc. Stone is also used in fabrication of headstones. Before laying stone, make sure you first prepare the surface and mark level lines. The next step involves laying the stone and applying grout. To ensure a stone surface is long-lasting, make sure you keep it clean and well-maintained. Use our calculator to check the cost of stone-cutting services. We’ve also prepared other tips about this topic for you, as well as reliable professionals you can turn to for advice.