Should You Hone Your Stone?

Not enough people spend time thinking about how much (or how little) sheen they want on their stone until it’s installed. We get it, it’s easy to get wrapped up in looking at color and veining that you forget about everything else! However, this aspect has a huge effect on how the stone actually looks …

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What Is Onyx?

Onyx is a showstopper of a stone. Used for centuries in jewelry, carvings, and for architectural accents, the stone’s stunning swirls and speckles of rich, vibrant color and unusual translucency make it an extremely sought-after material. Rarer than fine marble and highly desirable for its unique appearance, onyx remains a popular choice for homeowners looking …

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What Are Cobblestones?

Dotting the streets of historic towns and beloved in meandering garden paths, cobblestones are some of the most recognizable (and  charming!) stones used in hardscaping. Simply put, cobbles are rounded stones that are traditionally used to pave roads and paths. They are usually between two and ten inches in diameter or length and are often …

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What Is Marble?

Beloved by emperors and artisans alike, marble has been one of the most beautiful and sought-after stones for centuries. Whether it’s as pure white as snow or streaked with dramatic, colorful veins, each piece of marble is a unique and stunning work of art and, when used in the home, adds an undeniable touch of …

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A Brief History Of Mosaics

Mosaics — flat, colored tiles of glass, stone or ceramic arranged to create intricate scenes of people, places, animals, and designs — is one of the oldest forms of art in the world. Although mosaics can be found in many countries and were developed in many different ancient civilizations, mosaics were most prominent in the …

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5 Unique Ways To Use Stones Outside

Now that the temperature is warming up we’re heading full-steam into spring, how is your yard looking? A great way to spruce things up after winter’s wrath is by doing a little hardscaping or adding stone accents to enhance your front and back yard. However, you can forget about adding Belgian block around the driveway …

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