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5 Things to Know When Choosing Natural Stone

5 Things to Know When Choosing Natural Stone

Here are five things to know when you decide on using natural stone for your home improvement project, to help ensure product satisfaction and an overall smooth experience. More education helps ease the process of finding the best fit for their style, taste, and budgets, and to suit their individual project needs.

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Master Stone Carver Focuses on Architectural Details

Master Stone Carver Focuses on Architectural Details

Fairplay is an artist and his medium is natural stone. He works with stones such as marble, limestone, and sandstone. While his studio is currently based just outside Cleveland, Ohio, his training began in Europe, where he specialized in hand-carved stone, marble sculpture, and ornaments.

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Natural Thin Stone Veneer Patterns Explained

Natural Thin Stone Veneer Patterns Explained

If you have researched natural thin stone veneer or spent any time on the internet seeking inspiration, you already know one thing: there are more options to personalize your space than you imagined! With the right planning and approach, the range of choices is beneficial because each pattern has different characteristics

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How Hana Ishikawa Builds Solid History with Genuine Natural Stone

How Hana Ishikawa Builds Solid History with Genuine Natural Stone

One of the biggest reasons design principal Hana Ishikawa uses natural stone in her projects is because of its durability. “Natural stone has been around for millennia, and it’s much more durable than concrete,” she says. “It’s much more durable than porcelain. It’s more durable than most materials that we work with.”

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