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5 Reasons to Choose Real Marble for Your Countertops

by | May 29, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

You’re facing the same conundrum that so many marble-loving home owners have wrestled with: you love real marble, but is it really worth the care and maintenance? Read this before you choose artificial or fake marble for your home.

Elks National Memorial: A Spectacular Showcase of Marble from Around the World

by | May 3, 2018 | Inspire

The stone monument incorporates 27 varieties of marble and has been considered “one of the finest marble installations in the United States” in a story published in Through the Ages trade magazine in 1926.

Natural Stone is Featured Prominently in Healthy Home Showcase

by | Apr 6, 2018 | Inspire

Read how one family built a healthier home with building materials that promote good indoor air quality.

Why Natural Stone is a Great Option for Millennials

by | Mar 27, 2018 | Inspire

Millennials see natural stone as a functional piece of art. They are very knowledgeable about what they want.

Backyard Goals: Creating an Outdoor Kitchen

by | Feb 27, 2018 | Inspire

Outdoor kitchens afford homeowners extended livable space. Experts agree that advanced planning helps families make the most of their investment. Get ideas for your backyard barbecue design.

“Stone Is Art”: A Panel Discussion Hosted by Aria Stone Gallery

by | Jan 31, 2018 | Educate, Inspire

During this panel discussion featuring a variety of talented stone industry professionals, questions were specifically targeted to each professional’s forte. Topics included: stone trends, marble vs quartz and other artificial stones.

A Cemetery’s Life-Affirming Stories in Stone

by | Jan 22, 2018 | Inspire

In Barre, Vermont, residents take the town’s unofficial designation as Granite Center of the World to heart. Learn about Hope Cemetery’s monuments and memorials.

Bringing Stone to Life: Why I Use Natural Stone

by | Dec 21, 2017 | Inspire

Soapstone comes in a wide range of color combinations—browns, greens, greys, yellows, black speckles. Each type of soapstone has specific qualities, and each individual piece of stone has its own character.

How to Use Natural Stone in Sustainable Ways

by | Dec 14, 2017 | Educate, Inspire

Some businesses, like Minnesota-based Coldspring, have an entire sustainability mindset and are working to be environmentally-responsible stone producers.

Versatile Bluestone: From Landscape Pavers to the Sidewalks of New York

by | Nov 29, 2017 | Inspire

Bluestone has become a popular choice across the nation for home patios, pavers, pool decks, and wall coping. Learn about natural bluestone colors and recommended applications.

These Natural Stone Houses Are Going to the Dogs

by | Oct 16, 2017 | Inspire

For many of us, our homes are our castles. Shouldn’t we want the same for our dogs?

An Education Carved in Stone

by | Oct 9, 2017 | Inspire

In a world of bytes and bites, the next generation of artisans is still studying with mallets and chisels and doing its part to carry over an ancient trade to another century.

How to Use Natural Stone to Prepare Your Home for Autumn and Winter

by | Sep 26, 2017 | Inspire

Fall beckons and with the new season comes another opportunity to refresh your home design.

Why I Use Natural Stone: A Conversation with Vinny Tavares

by | Sep 5, 2017 | Inspire

Read why Vinny Tavares, owner and founder of Aria Stone Gallery, uses natural stone over engineered quartz. Is quartz a natural stone or artificial?

Cobblestone and Sandstone Bring a Slice of History to Homes

by | Aug 31, 2017 | Inspire

Create old world style in your designs. Get ideas for your walkways and sidewalks using natural sandstone and cobblestones.

Wall of Time: A Geologic Stone Wall Captures Earth’s History

by | Aug 18, 2017 | Educate, Inspire

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.

Creating a Lasting Legacy with Natural Stone Memorials

by | Jul 27, 2017 | Inspire

How to design a cemetery memorial that commemorates your loved one’s legacy. Get ideas for your memorial, cemetery marker, headstone.

Stone Craftsmanship: A Rare and Irreplaceable Skill

by | Jul 14, 2017 | Inspire

Stone carvers today uses a combination of modern machinery and ancient craftsmanship to restore buildings and sculptures to their former magnificence.

A Celebration of Natural Stone: Why I Love Stone Walls

by | Jul 1, 2017 | Inspire

An architect’s love of the history and artistry of homemade stone walls.