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Three Projects That Utilized Custom Stone Blends

9/15/20 10:30 AM / by Noah Dempsey posted in Full Bed, Full Bed Veneer, Home Improvement, Stone, Thin Stone, Thinstone, Interior Design, Thinstone Veneer, Stone siding, Residential Projects, NY Blend, Square & Rec, Unique Products, Home Renovations, Home Decor, Design Inspiration, Exterior Design, Design Ideas

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In the natural stone industry unique is a word that is commonly used to describe the one of a kind aspects of each piece of stone. One of the main draws to choosing natural stone is even if the same stone is used in the same application as another project they will have different characteristics side by side. Although this is the case, in an ever-changing industry using just one stone doesn't always satisfy some projects looking for an elevated level of individuality. These three projects showcase successful projects that utilized a custom stone blend.

Black Ash and Liberty Hill Natural Stone Siding

Liberty Hill & Black Ash Full Bed Stone Siding

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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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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 Interior Stone Veneer Projects

5/5/20 3:45 PM / by Noah Dempsey posted in Home Improvement, Interior Design, Stone Veneer, Thinstone Veneer, Colonial Tan, Spruce Mtn., stone wall, home design, Home Renovations, kitchen design, Nutmeg Ridge, Greenwich Blue, Design Ideas

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When it comes to using Natural Stone Veneer on the interior of your home the most common application is for a fireplace. While we love the hundreds of fireplaces we’ve contributed in creating like this Connecticut Blend Ledge fireplace below, we also like to see the different ways natural stone is used throughout a home. 

Connecticut Blend Natural Stone Fireplace

CT Blend Ledge Fireplace

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5 Stone Veneer Projects That Will Enhance Any Outdoor Living Area

4/14/20 10:15 AM / by Noah Dempsey posted in Outdoor Design, Patio, Thinstone Veneer, Residential Projects, Patio Stone, Design Inspiration, Outdoor Living, Exterior Design, Design Ideas

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The start of this new decade hasn't been what anyone expected and not being able to see friends and family is challenging. When life goes back to normal and we're all able to spend time with friends and family you'll need a place to gather. An outdoor living area is the perfect place to get everyone together. Here’s 5 stone veneer outdoor living area designs to inspire an upgrade before your next event. Spruce Mountain Ledge fire pit, risers and outdoor kitchen

Spruce Mountain Ledge Grill and Fire Pit

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