The Christmas holiday season is knocking on the door. It doesn’t come alone but comes with snowy days, chilling wind waves, and a lot of celebrations in your homes. During this time, many people look to decorate and refurbish their homes. 

In this blog, I shall talk to people who are planning to buy designer construction materials to make their homes look beautiful yet wanting to keep them warm in the winters. If you are thinking of exploring various flooring & walling options or constructing a fireplace inside or a firepit outdoor, this article would be beneficial.

Let’s find out some ways to make the home warmer in the colder season with fundamental aspects.

  1. Heat Transmission to Land
  2. Head Dissipates through Air

These are two main ways we can lose our warmth out of the home. For instance, if our flooring material is highly heated conductive, your legs have chilling sensations when they touch the floor, and it makes your entire room colder despite your burning fuel in your fireplace.

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Humm! Construction material is important to keep warmth intact in the interior of your homes. We should explore different construction material options and compare them for heat or thermal conductivity.  At present, we use the following construction materials the most in the contemporary era.

Wood: 

wood

It is a top choice as a non-conductive material for energy. Alas! Woods are decaying faster and come with tons of disadvantages. We have discussed those before in a blog, “Natural Stone vs. Wood,” as well.

Cement-concrete: 

It can be a poor choice as it gets cold faster than other materials. Moreover, it is an unattractive and not long-lasting option for flooring or walling. 

Synthetic Tiles:

Oops! They are delicate and have a shorter lifespan than natural stones, despite having many properties good to consider compared to other materials.

Natural Stone:

natural stone

Natural stone flooring, walling, and application on various interior areas can give you an excellent material choice regarding thermal conductivity and other properties.

Material

Thermal Conductivity

(W/mK) @~300 K

Specific Heat

(J/kgK)

Density

(kg/m3)

Brick

0.7

840

1600

Concrete – cast dense

1.4

840

2100

Concrete – cast light

0.4

1000

1200

Granite

1.7 – 3.9

820

2600

Glass (window)

0.8

880

2700

Hardwoods (oak)

0.16

1250

720

Softwoods (pine)

0.12

1350

510

Polyvinyl chloride

0.12 – 0.25

1250

1400

Paper

0.04

1300

930

Acoustic Tile

0.06

1340

290

Particleboard (low density)

0.08

1300

590

Particleboard (high density)

0.17

1300

1000

Fiberglass

0.04

700

150

Expanded polystyrene

0.03

1200

50

[Data source: https://www.electronics-cooling.com/2008/02/thermal-properties-of-building-materials/]

As per the data table above, we can say that natural stone has the highest density and low to moderate heat conductivity. Thus, stone proves an ideal material to stop thermal transmission from a top surface to a bottom and vice versa.  

Let’s get you on the way to exploring some practical ideas. 

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Natural Stones on the Hearth of Fireplace & Surrounding to Make Your Home Cozy

In colder regions and snowy winters, a fireplace proves an essential amenity in each home. By burning fuel, the fireplace generates heat, and it disperses across the entire enclosed space. The radiating warmth from the fireplace can create a cozy space with enough comfort in a chilled climate.

Suppose your attitude is energy saving. Your next step remains to conserve the dissipating heat from the fireplace within the space, like a living room or anywhere the fireplace is located. Here, the lowest thermal conductive material’s role comes into the picture, and natural stones become an excellent choice for the same.

Natural stone is a gifted beauty. You can sit beside the fireplace with stone hearth, stonewalling, and stone floor and sip hot chocolate on winter days. Natural stones will keep your eyes and mind engaged with their grains, beautiful veins, and astonishing patterns on the surfaces of each unique unit.

Non-conductive Walls with Engraved Natural Stones Makes Ambiance Resilient & Warmth

non conductive

World of Stones USA can give you one more option to create customized crafting on the stone surfaces to make it more alluring. You have enough room to create artistic effects, a variety of design, either embossing or engraving on the surface, and develop a thematic impact by syncing designs on stones used in different purposes-like cabinet tops, tabletops, flooring, and small spaces. 

Warm & Beautiful Flooring with Natural Stones Makes Living Cozy in Winter Season

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Natural stones are naturally non-conductive to heat. So, when you lay stones on the floor, it helps you conserve the room’s heat. Moreover, you can find a spectrum of colors for a choice within different types of natural stones. However, warm colors are better than light or snowy colors to keep warmth intact with confinement. 

Marbles offer a wider range of color and pattern options than quartzite. Coarser surface treatments like honed or sand-blasted are useful in wet areas. At the same time, glossy is pleasing in the living room, bedroom, and kitchen like places.

engrave pattern

MOP inlay is a famous pattern besides engraving the stone surfaces. World of Stones USA has highly experienced and expert craftsmen in your service to meet your bespoke design needs. 

Create Avant-grade Countertops with Sturdy and Precious Natural Stones

Countertops, cabinet tops, and tabletops are décor items besides the utility in a sense. We enjoy coffee on tabletops. Kitchen countertops are prone to a lot of spills and burning. Bathroom cabinet tops and water tap sinks are getting wet frequently.

These amenity items have to be sturdy in order to face challenges, and natural stones are capable of meeting those well. Black granite and marble are a common scenario in kitchen countertops. However, quartzite and sandstone are decorating tabletops and cabinet tops besides granites and marbles.

Conclusion:

You have enough room to select matching colors and styles from World of Stones USA’s huge inventory. We treat custom orders with custom designs, colors, and shapes. Place your requirements along with design and get an instant quote or further guidance to enhance it from our natural stone consultants.

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