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Brick Fireplace Gets Stone Veneer Makeover

2/24/19 11:17 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in CT Blend, Fireplace, Ledgestone Veneer, Natural Stone Veneer, veneer over brick, Reclaimed Wood, before and after

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It started with an Instagram post but we were fortunate enough to receive before and after pictures of this brick fireplace getting a stone veneer makeover. Our CT Blend Ledgestone was selected to help brighten up the room in what some call a "rustic-modern" design.

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CT Blend Ledgestone Fireplace 

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Faux Stone Veneer v. Real Stone: What's The Difference?

2/17/19 2:37 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Natural Stone, Natural Stone Veneer, natural stone education, faux stone, manufactured stone

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One of the most common questions we receive has to do with the difference in faux stone veneer and real stone veneer. Faux stone has many names: cultured, manufactured, fake, and artificial are a few that come to mind. It can often be confusing for the first time buyer of these products to determine if they are looking at a real or natural stone product or something that is manufactured. 

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Can you spot the difference between real and fake stone veneer?

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3 Common Uses for Natural Stone Flagging

2/4/19 10:12 AM / by DelgadoStone posted in Natural Stone, Natural Stone Pool, natural stone flagging, flagstone, pool coping, Patio Stone

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Natural stone flagging is growing in popularity as more people look to create something truly unique. While bluestone and pavers are common, we have noticed an increase in requests for natural stone steps and flag stone. 

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Colonial Tan & Spruce Mtn Flagging

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4 Small Stone Veneer Projects With A Big Impact

1/11/19 3:14 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Homeowners, Natural Stone, Veneer Fireplace, Stone Veneer, Thinstone Veneer, stone steps, fire pit

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It doesn't take a lot of stone veneer to make a big difference in your home. In fact, some of the smallest projects we have seen have had more of an impact than the large ones. It's often not the size of the project that counts, it's what you do with it. 

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CT Blend Mosaic Fire Pit Adds Color & Texture to This Patio

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Fieldstone v. Split Fieldstone: What's The Difference?

12/27/18 3:01 PM / by DelgadoStone posted in Fieldstone Veneer, New England Fieldstone, natural stone education, Old New England Wall, split fieldstone, CT Fieldstone

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One of the most popular stone veneer products is fieldstone. In New England, the fieldstone is weathered and primarily brown, tan, and grey in color, known as "Earth Tones". When originally harvested and used for walls or homes, this stone was often split to make it easier to work with. Rather than accept the split stone as waste, they would still use the split face for their building needs. Unlike fieldstone (Old New England Rounds or Wall), once split, fieldstone becomes unpredictably colorful. A product we call Split Fieldstone

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New England Fieldstone Mosaic Pattern

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