The earliest use of natural stone was as a building material. One can think of trilithons, ancient megalithic structures like Stone Henge and the Egyptian and Greek temples, from Mastaba to Parthenon. Upon developing tools and skills natural stone was no longer exclusively used to build with, but to decorate with as well, due to the beautiful colors that appear in most of the materials and due to the almost eternal life span, thus enabling ancient cultures to express power and richness.
The hardness of the product and the associated expensive production process reduced use for building and decorating to buildings that had an important function. Only in those places where the sustainability of architecture had the most importance natural stone was commonly used.
Nowadays natural stone has become accessible for all budgets. So many different people, as many different tastes. There are over 6000 types of natural stone available, from all over the world. Suitable for any taste and budget, the possibilities are infinite.