Natural Stone
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As the premier (and oldest!) construction material on earth, natural stone is held in high regard because it reflects unique character, stability, and grandeur—qualities each lover of stone embodies. Its variations in color, pattern, and texture are impossible to replicate, making natural stone more visually interesting, and because it comes from the earth, its ecofriendly composition makes choosing natural stone the natural choice.

Natural stone comes in such a broad range of colors, patterns, finishes and textures.
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Think back to when you were a child and found different colored stones that you wanted to take home because of how beautifully unique they were.  The diversity of natural stone, and what you can do with it aesthetically, is as varied as your imagination.  No matter what your vision, natural stone will paint it into reality.

Just as the Parthenon, Stonehenge, and the Pyramids have lasted for centuries, you too, can set your legacy in stone.  Frame that legacy permanently with the timeless personal touch that only comes from using natural stone.  When you build naturally, you capture a visual link to those buildings and monuments that carry a great deal of meaning; people look to them for history, tradition, and to tell the stories of mankind through the ages.

What’s more earth friendly than the earth itself?  Natural stone is non-toxic and lasts far more than a single lifetime. No chemicals go into its quarrying or fabricating.  It is pure, and therefore void of any foreign substance harmful to the earth or to your health.  Using natural stone for your projects shows that you care about the environment and consciously strive to protect it.

Nothing can emulate nature’s creativity.  Because natural stone is quarried from the earth and not man made, it is improbable to ever find exactly matching tiles or slabs.  One slab may even look different from end to end.  Many things affect the ultimate grain and coloration of natural stone including underground springs, mineral deposits, earth shifts, temperature, natural elements in the earth, and pressure these elements receive over time.  There is no way to duplicate these naturally occurring variable factors in a factory.

You wouldn’t design a project to be a weak imitation of existing structures.  Likewise, you want your works to stand out, to reflect your passion, your taste, and your personality.  Natural stone is a one-of-a-kind building material that sets your project apart from others, because it can’t be mimicked, manufactured, or faked.  It is for those with imagination that never expires.

Natural stone ages beautifully.  Fears you may have about accidentally ruining it are really unnecessary.  Certainly, performing proper care and maintenance is prudent, but unlike almost every other building material, stone does not decay. Rather, its natural beauty only enhances through years, decades and centuries of service.

Throughout history, Natural stone has been the premier building material the world over.  Its timeless elegance and lasting durability made it ideal in countless applications for European, Egyptian and Asian royalty.  Even today, natural stone preserves the legacies of kingdoms, families, businesses, and nations.  Building genuinely means using pure stone in all your applications and never settling for less than authenticity.

Because natural stone is natural, it is ideal for both interior and exterior applications.  It needs virtually no maintenance, and thus allows for creations that are meant to last. 

  • Some commercial exterior uses of natural stone include building façades, curbing, street scape and landscaping, stairs, driveways, walkways, stepping stones, retaining walls, columns, monuments, sculptures, memorials, garden pathways, garden benches, and many other applications you might require.

  • Natural stone makes your projects more prominent and certainly exquisite.  People perceive natural stone to be of high quality and to have high value.  Because this perception is true, the more authentically you build, the more weight your vision will carry.

  • Some commercial interior uses of natural stone include office building lobbies, bathrooms, floors, walls, vanities, sinks, reception areas, conference room tables, hospital operatories, and entryways.

  • Because natural stone is so versatile, homeowners can be very creative in how they frame their home.  From cobblestone walks and steps, columns and rails, to fountains and trim on the house, natural stone naturally enhances the beauty of any home.

  • Some residential exterior uses of natural stone include pavers, patios, landscaping, trim, curbing, driveways, pools, columns, posts, stairs, retaining walls, walkways, stepping stones, garden benches, and façades.

  • Natural stone makes homes more sophisticated and elegant.  People perceive natural stone to be high quality and to have high value.  Because this perception is true, the more authentically homeowners build, the more unique their home will be.  Not only will the resale value be higher, but their home will be as genuine as they are.

  • Some residential interior uses of natural stone include kitchen & bath countertops, backsplashes, islands, floors, walls, bathtubs, showers, sinks, hallways, fireplaces, hearths, mantles, desktops, vanities, decorative hood surrounds, entryways, and many others.

  • Natural stone beautifies outdoor surroundings perfectly because of its natural origin.  It strikes a sublime balance between the elements and foliage—giving the grounds a genuine organic feel.

  • Some landscaping uses of natural stone include stepping stones, pathways, benches, fountains, garden trim, pavers, walkways, walls, and sculptures.