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Knowing The Difference Between Stone Face and End Grain

7/24/20 10:30 AM / by Noah Dempsey posted in education, Full Bed Veneer, Ledgestone Veneer, Natural Stone Veneer, Resources, Stone Patterns, Stone Shapes, Thinstone Veneer, natural stone education, stone wall, Square & Rec

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When using natural stone veneer, the amount of options available can be slightly overwhelming. Deciphering between different colors, patterns, and sizes can be a challenging process even for experienced members of the natural stone industry. To further your education on natural stone, this article is going to explain a key difference in the common patterns found throughout the United States. Some patterns utilize the face of the stone (stone face) and some are made from the inside of the stone (end grain).

Stone face compared to end grain

 
Greenwich Blue Strip (Stone Face)(Top) Greenwich Blue Ashlar (End Grain)(Below)
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Featured Project: Natural Stone Landscape Design

7/10/20 11:30 AM / by Noah Dempsey posted in Inspiration, Landscape, Landscape Architecture, Landscape Design, Landscaping, Natural Stone, Outdoor Design, Outdoor Stone Designs, Old New England Wall, Patio Stone, Design Inspiration, Outdoor Living, Liberty Hill, Saw Shop, Design Trends, Design Ideas, Pavers, Paving Stones, Granite Paving Stones

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Outdoor living areas are the biggest trend of 2020 and it's a testament to how much people value time outdoors with friends and family. When it comes to spending time outdoors adding natural stone to any landscape design can make a huge impact. This outdoor oasis took the idea of natural stone landscape to another level.

Natural Stone Patio with Fireplace

Natural Stone Patio by Stephens Landscaping

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4 Inspirational Natural Stone Chimneys

6/19/20 12:00 PM / by Noah Dempsey posted in CT Blend, Fieldstone Dark, Fireplace, Inspiration, Masonry, Natural Stone Veneer, New England Rounds, New England Fieldstone, Residential Projects, Rustic Design, CT Fieldstone, Design Inspiration, Product Catalog, PA Fieldstone, Exterior Design

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When deciding on a natural stone feature it's crucial to take all aspects of the work into consideration. This is especially true for fireplace features with beautiful natural stone chimneys that stand out on the exterior of the home. Here’s four inspirational natural stone chimney designs that are important exterior stone features. 

CT Blend natural stone chimney

Connecticut Blend Square and Rec Chimney and Siding.

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Design + Decor Magazine "Great Outdoors Issue"

6/15/20 1:00 PM / by Noah Dempsey posted in Home Improvement, Outdoor Design, Patio, Flag Stone, modern design, Residential Projects, Design Inspiration, Outdoor Living, Design Trends, Exterior Design, Design Ideas

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Design & Decor Magazine published their "Great Outdoors Issue" (May 2020) and Delgado Stone Distributors was honored to be a part of it. Published annually in the Design & Decor Connecticut, New York, and New Jersey edition, the issue spotlights current trends on outdoor design. 

Design + Decor Magazine Delgado Stone

Outdoor Fireplace made with CT Blend Ashlar featured on page #28

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Two Different Applications When Installing Ledge Stone Veneer

6/3/20 1:00 PM / by Noah Dempsey posted in Installation, Ledgestone Veneer, Natural Stone Veneer, Stone Veneer, Thinstone Veneer, Stone siding, home design, Design Inspiration

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There are multiple factors that contribute to the appeal of natural stone. Some include the unique and natural yet customizable aspects to any project that calls for the use of natural stone. Depending on the desired look, the most common stone veneer patterns : Mosaic, roughly Squares and Rectangles, Ashlar, Strip, Ledgestone and Rounds. These patterns can then be applied by masons/contractors using different techniques that offer yet another variable to the project. The Ledgestone projects below show two different ways this pattern can be used to transform any indoor/outdoor or landscape area. Harbor Mist  natural Ledge Stone Driveway

Harbor Mist Ledge Stone Wall

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