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7. TilesTiles exude an air of sophistication, especially unglazed ceramic tiles. Most unglazed tiles have matte finishes, and some resemble natural stone. Many ceramic tiles are somewhat expensive but their beauty and user-friendly qualities offset the higher prices. Tip: Tiles are graded for slip resistance, so choose something that provides good traction. In India, terracotta is a good option because it can be sourced easily.
6. Bring in warmth with stone claddingNatural stones like sandstone, limestone and travertine are also preferred materials for cladding. They also increase the mechanical strength of the building. Take a look at this home: thin layers of stone are customised to cover the walls. This cladding material ages very well and looks even more elegant over time.Tip: Natural stones are porous and tend to get stained by pollutants; ensure that the stone surface is properly sealed at the time of installation.