This all depends on the application you are planning to use it for as well on how well it is installed. Some are harder than others and some are easier to cut and shape than others. Natural stone is seemingly used more for aesthetics purposes, strength, longevity and low maintenance.
Discoloration in some stones is more noticeable than others. Please keep in mind that it’s a Natural product and color may not be exact in all pieces. All Stone may vary from piece to piece.
Yes, in many cases depending upon the application. Ask one of our sales representatives for advice. We can also recommend stone masons and landscape companies with the experience of installing Natural Stone products.
Random Flagstone is an irregular shaped piece of stone approximately 1 1/2″ – 2″ thick and 1-4 square foot pieces. The main uses for this product is walkways and patios. For installation
Square Cut Flagstone is much like the Random Flagstone, the main difference is the edges are sawn or hand cut into square or rectangular pieces, thus giving you a much more formal look. The thickness of these stones are 1″-2 1/2″.(varies per stone type). The main uses for this product is walkways and patios. For installation recommendations please ask one of our sales associates.
Veneer Flagstone comes in random shaped pieces or square cut pieces. This stone is generally 1/2″ – 1″ thick. The main uses for this product is for facing existing walkways and steps. For installation recommendations please ask one of our sales associates.
Random Wall stone is just that, Random pieces from 2″-8″ high with two smoothed surfaces for stacking to create a wall. Guillotined has the same height range with the difference of the shape. This stone is guillotined to form a squared piece of stone and is 8″ – 12″ thick. For installation recommendations please ask one of our sales associates.
Building Stone is a masonry product which is often used in place of brick for house fronts and fireplaces. This stone is 4″ deep with heights ranging from 2″-8″ with random lengths. Some other uses may be pillars and columns.
Much like Veneer Flagstone the thickness of this product is 1/2″-1 1/2″.The heights of this product depends on the stone, some are 1″-6″ for natural faced and for sawn the range is 3 1/2″-12″. This product is generally used when weight may be an issue with your project. For tips and installation recommendations please ask one of our sales associates.
Natural Stone will last a lifetime.
Natural Stone is a generic term for any quarried and cut stone that is used for construction purposes. The actual types of stone include various kinds of granite, slate, limestone, sandstone, quartzite and mica, which all have slightly different aesthetic differences. Natural stone comes in many forms. From Flagstone for walkways and patios to Building Stone for fire places and house fronts.