Stone used as building material since long time ago. Egypt is the most famous and old civilization using stone to build pyramid which is the great, beauty, and luxury monument. For now stone popular used by house designer to make specific design purpose.
Each stone have itself look and characteristic, knowing each of them will be good idea of course. The most stone image for house design is to show natural, elegance, and soft. To make a good design depends on how it combine with another design element.
- Stone at the fire place, family room
Here is Indonesian most popular stone used in house exterior and interior :
In Indonesian called batu candi. It’s black and beauty stone with a hard surface. Called candi because it have beed used by Indonesian people to build Candi. Candi is historical building in Indonesian used for ceremonial to stay close to the God for long ago. It’s give strong look to the house when used, and it’s very popular until now used by local people to make their house more beauty and looks pretty.
Candi stone usually used at house exterior, like a porch, wall, fence, etc. Most popular size are 10 cm x 20 cm, 15 cm x 30 cm, dan 20 cm x 20 cm. Tersedia pula ukuran lebih besar, berkisar antara 20 cm x 30 cm, 20 cm x 40 cm, dan 40 cm x 40 cm. But of course it also able to make a custom size but the price of course a bit expensive.
Paras stone is stone with a cream color and look soft. Most popular place produce paras stone called Gunungkidul, it’s karts area at south area of Yogyakarta region. It’s sold with different size, 10 cm x 10 cm sampai 20 cm x 40 cm are the most popular size.
Paras stone is beauty stone but have cons it’s high absorb water. So it’s not good idea to use this stone without coating process.
This stone used for building foundation, but in Indonesia also used as ornament stone. It’s usually used for exterior and flooring. Batu kali have irregular shape so it’s hard to use it as ornament stone, but expert can handle it.
It’s the most hardest stone used for house design in here. The color is black, dark, and beauty, available at size 5 cm x 20 cm, sampai 20 cm x 40 cm, 3-4 cm tick and suitable for exterior and interior.