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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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2022 Natural Stone Trends

2022 Natural Stone Trends

A new year brings new trends, and we are really excited about what we’ve seen so far in 2022! Regardless of your style, natural stone is a perfect complement to your design. This timeless material transcends design trends and will keep your home looking beautiful for years to come.

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Stone Consultant Helps Bring Presidential Memorial to Life

Stone Consultant Helps Bring Presidential Memorial to Life

Knowing what to look for when sourcing natural stone is one of the reasons Enzo Giambattista, a natural stone consultant with Enmar Consulting in Ontario, Canada, was called upon to collaborate at the early design phase with Gehry Partners on the Dwight D. Eisenhower Memorial project in Washington, D.C.

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