sustainability

How to Add Value to Your Project with Natural Stone

by | Sep 10, 2021

Natural stone adds value to any project through its sustainability properties. Stone—a single-ingredient product — is one of the most sustainable building materials that can be specified.

TexaStone Quarries – A Sustainable Product from the Permian Basin

by | Feb 17, 2021

TexaStone taps into 16 individual quarry pits to produce six different varieties of limestone. A 55,000 square-foot fabrication shop sits on the property, equipped with state-of-the art machinery.

How to Freshen Up Your Outdoor Space Using Natural Stone

by | Jul 14, 2020

Using natural stone can be a great way to add interest and functionality to a project. Here are some budget-friendly ways to help make your outdoor space your new happy place and an oasis during any time of the year.

Eco-friendly Cleaning Practices for Natural Stone

by | Mar 9, 2020

It is important to use the right product and process for the type of stone and specific issue you are addressing. Different stones have different characteristics and will respond differently to cleaning and maintenance.

Natural Stone: Mother Nature’s Original Green Building Material

by | Dec 12, 2019

As climate change impacts communities throughout the world, architects, designers, and environmentally conscious homeowners are more often choosing building materials like natural stone that have low embodied carbon and energy.

How Do Your Countertop & Flooring Choices Impact the Environment?

by | Oct 24, 2019

Aesthetic qualities and price are often the first criteria used to make countertop and flooring selections. But have you considered if each material is eco-friendly? A material’s life cycle should be considered during your home design and renovation projects.

Creativity Drives Sustainable Natural Stone Projects

by | Jul 12, 2019

Now that decision-makers can look for the Certified Genuine Stone™ label to identify sustainably produced natural stone, the possibilities for incorporating this product into environmentally-friendly projects are endless.

Using Natural Stone in Small and Unique Spaces

by | Mar 16, 2019

From shower curbs and shelving to adding natural stone in laundry rooms and closets, designers and homeowners are finding more ways to bring Mother Nature indoors in unique and interesting ways.

Beauty & Durability of Natural Stone: A Conversation with Loretta Willis

by | Nov 29, 2018

Natural stone is an easy choice for designers, its beauty and durability are limitless when it comes to personalizing and designing your home.

LEED the Way with Natural Stone

by | Apr 10, 2018

Learn more about green building for homes. Find out what LEED credits are achievable with natural stone.

How to Use Natural Stone in Sustainable Ways

by | Dec 14, 2017

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

Saving a Piece of History with Natural Stone

by | Jun 21, 2017

How stone is reused, repurposed, or recycled for new applications and projects.

Sustainable Natural Stone Video

by | May 23, 2017

The natural stone industry is committed to sustainability.

A Blueprint for the Future

by | Oct 10, 2016

A case study showing how cultured stone has performed in one community.

Creative Reclamation: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

by | Aug 31, 2016

What happens to old quarries after they are no longer operational?

Technology Makes Natural Stone More Attractive and Affordable

by | Jun 28, 2016

How technological advancements help homeowners with landscape projects.

Top Five Reasons Why Natural Stone is a Sustainable Choice for Your Home

by | May 11, 2016

In today’s marketplace, with many materials and design options fighting for your attention, natural stone stands out as the perfect choice for meeting all of your needs while also enhancing the sustainability of your home.