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Benefits Of Choosing The Mosaic Stone Pattern

9/4/20 10:00 AM / by Noah Dempsey posted in education, Natural Stone Veneer, Outdoor Design, Stone, Thin Stone, Thinstone, Real Stone Veneer, Residential Projects, Nutmeg Ridge, Design Ideas

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When planning for a natural stone feature choosing a pattern is typically looked at as a style decision. However it is also a cost, ease of installation and time management decision as well. CT Blend Mosaic fireplace

CT Blend Mosaic Fireplace by Patrick Huston Masonry (NH)

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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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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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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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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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