Gneiss is among the most common commercial stones, but you may not have heard of gneiss because it’s almost always classified as granite.
The sparkly aesthetic comes from mica minerals, which are nature’s glitter.
Instead of just stacking the stones any which way they fit together, this geologist/home owner decided to create her wall using the stones in order of their geological ages.
Find out how your stone got its stripes. Much of Earth’s history is recorded in layer upon layer of sediment.
How travertine is formed and how to use as a building material.
Inspire to visit Iceland or consider ways to use your own native stone.
Read about white stones including marble, quartzite, and pegmatite. What colors are available and how does their performance as a countertop differ?
The definitive guide to a commonly mislabeled natural stone, quartzite.
Take this quiz to determine if marble is the right choice for your home.
What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.