Stone 101 - An Introduction to Natural Stone
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Benefits of Natural Stone

When beginning a new project, whether it entails new construction of a residential or commercial development or the renovation of a pre-existing project, perhaps a patio or fireplace, the use of natural stone grants the user the benefit of several characteristics and quali-ties that will distinguish your project and provide you with the satis-faction of a high-quality finished product.

Natural stone is manufactured by the earth itself, and the aesthetics of the stone are often affected by the weather and other conditions, making most stone unique to the region in which it is quarried. Every slab of natural stone has characteristics distinctive to that particular stone. The benefit of such a characteristic ensures an appearance that is truly one of a kind.

The earth produces natural stone over a period of millions of years, and stone is featured in some of the largest architectural feats in his-tory, including the Alamo, the pyra-mids of Egypt (limestone) and many other projects from the be-ginning of civilization to modern times. When using natural stone, you can be assured your project will endure several lifetimes.

Utilizing natural stone promotes a distinct sustained resource that provides depth and contrast to the design aspects of a project. The durability and strength of natural stone and the variations of colors and textures contribute to a wealth of design ideas that will outlast any construction fad and withstand the test of time.

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