In the natural stone industry, “granite” often means any hard stone that is not marble. This article will talk about igneous rocks that comprise most of the granite family including gabbro, gneiss, and basalt.
Choosing the perfect material for your lifestyle and décor is the first step. The next phase is installation, and if you’ve never gone through the process you might not know what to expect.
Cost is a major deciding factor in most purchasing decisions. There are many factors that go into the process, which makes every homeowner’s situation unique.
Gneiss is among the most common commercial stones, but you may not have heard of gneiss because it’s almost always classified as granite.
Technology has become extremely prevalent in today’s society and the natural stone industry is not immune. In fact, we are opening up a world of possibilities for your projects that save time, money, and resources.
The sparkly aesthetic comes from mica minerals, which are nature’s glitter.
When you head to the showroom to choose your natural stone, use these five questions to ensure you choose your best option.
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.
Architects and designers can find all they need to know on this resource page from Natural Stone Institute.
Search the archives of technical papers, case studies, and more information published by Natural Stone Institute.
Your source for finding natural stones from North America. Browse by type, color, use, and quarry location.
Members of this trade association conform to a strict code of ethics. The quality of their work meets Natural Stone Institute and other industry standards.
Protect your natural stone surfaces by avoiding these five common practices.