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Industry Experts Share Exterior Design Trends

2/17/20 10:00 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Design Trends, Hardscape, Exterior Design

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Earlier this year we introduced The Saw Shop, which will focus on natural stone products for exterior applications. As we prepare for the warmer weather we asked several industry leaders to share their insight as to what we can expect when it comes to exterior design in 2020. 

Stone Pool Coping

Natural Stone Pool Coping and Flagging (Colonial Tan & Spruce Mtn.)

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Understanding Pennsylvania Fieldstone Veneer

12/16/19 2:00 PM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Fieldstone Dark, Fieldstone Veneer, New England Fieldstone, Old New England Wall, PA Fieldstone, Pennsylvania Fieldstone

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If you visit any mason or landscape supply yard you're almost guaranteed to find Pennsylvania Fieldstone available for sale. Often palletized and called "wall stone", it is native to Pennsylvania and the Mid-Atlantic region. PA Fieldstone is most commonly used for landscape projects but we continue to see it grow in popularity as a stone veneer, we call it Fieldstone Dark.

Pennsylvania Fieldstone

Pallets of Pennsylvania Fieldstone 1-3"

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3 Times Manufactured Stone Veneer Is Better Than Real Stone

12/2/19 9:30 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Real Stone Veneer, Stone Veneer, faux stone, manufactured stone, cultured stone

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The debate between manufactured stone veneer and real stone veneer is one that likely won't go away any time soon. It's something we encounter almost every day and work with our customers to guide them through the process. Although we always prefer the real stone to the imitation product, we understand there is a time and place when manufactured stone may be a better option for a project than using real stone veneer. 

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6 Inspirational Stone Fireplace Designs

11/1/19 8:18 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in CT Blend, Fireplace, Natural Stone Veneer, Colonial Tan, American Mist, Spruce Mtn., Design Inspiration, Stone Solutions Maine, Outdoor Living, Liberty Hill, Colonial Grey

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The great writer Edna Ferber was once quoted as saying:

"We no longer build fireplaces for physical warmth, we build them for the warmth of the soul; we build them to dream by, to hope by, to home by".

We love seeing some of the stone fireplace designs created and executed by our customers and we hope a few of these help inspire you for your next fireplace design. 

Natural Stone Fireplace

Aquidneck Landworks Custom Fireplace Featuring Colonial Grey & Liberty Hill

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Our Best Tips for Creating A Custom Blend

10/9/19 9:12 AM / by Mike Wolfe posted in Remodeling, Architecture, Stone Veneer, Home Renovations, Custom Blend, Design Inspiration

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In a world where many things are mass produced and everything has a "cookie cutter" feel to it people seek the opportunity to express themselves. Our products and patterns provide more than 140 different stone veneer options but when someone has their own vision we want to do our part to help them achieve what the desired look and make it as easy as possible. 

Stone Fireplace Ideas

Fieldstone Dark Ledge & Mosaic Custom Blend to Create the Desired Look

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