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What Type of Rocks are Used to Build Houses?

History tells us that the earliest buildings were made from rocks and stone, and there’s a reason why many of these ancient buildings are still around today.

Although the materials that go into a house are varied, including wood, cement, metal and concrete, many houses implement rock and stone materials such as sandstone to enjoy their many benefits.


But what type of rocks are actually used to build houses?

  1. Limestone

Limestone is a sedimentary rock and is a time-tested building material that is still used today.

It also an essential component of concrete and as an aggregate for the base of different constructions such as roads.

  1. Marble

Marble is a building material usually mined from quarries and is made from pressurized limestone.

It’s used in houses, though is considered quite expensive, compared to materials like sandstone.

You can see it in fancy buildings like the Taj Mahal, the Washington Monument and other State Buildings.

  1. Granite

Granite is another popular material used in houses.

It can be polished and smoothed out, often used slabs or tiles, building facades, bathroom walls and kitchen countertops.

  1. Slate

Slate comes in a variety of colours including blue, grey and blue. It comes from flat shale deposits and is popularly used with roofing, tile flooring, and more.

Despite its variety of uses, it is often seen as more costly compared to other dynamics materials like sandstone.

  1. Sandstone

Undoubtedly one of the most popular rock or stone material used in houses, Sandstone has been used since the very beginning.

Sandstone is known for its affordability and versatility.

It is used in both interiors and exteriors of houses such as Sandstone Walls, Sandstone Columns, Sandstone Tiles, Sandstone Porches, Sandstone Patios, Sandstone Sculptures, Sandstone Walkways and Sandstone Gates.

Many houses implement Sandstone at least partially, used as a budget-friendly way to give a house a classier look while acting as an effective way to keep temperatures neutral.

It is also known throughout history as being able to withstand harsh weather and environments.

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