Working With Stone

Granite: What’s In a Name?

by | Dec 7, 2017 | Working With Stone

In the natural stone industry, “granite” often means any hard stone that is not marble. This article will talk about igneous rocks that comprise most of the granite family.

That’s a Gneiss Stone!

by | Nov 3, 2017 | Working With Stone

Gneiss is among the most common commercial stones, but you may not have heard of gneiss because it’s almost always classified as granite.

Take Advantage of the Latest Technology When Designing with Natural Stone

by | Oct 24, 2017 | Working With Stone

Technology has become extremely prevalent in today’s society and the natural stone industry is not immune. In fact, we are opening up a world of possibilities for your projects that save time, money, and resources.

An Education Carved in Stone

by | Oct 9, 2017 | Working With Stone

In a world of bytes and bites, the next generation of artisans is still studying with mallets and chisels and doing its part to carry over an ancient trade to another century.

Schist Happens: Get to Know This Brilliant Stone

by | Sep 28, 2017 | Working With Stone

The sparkly aesthetic comes from mica minerals, which are nature’s glitter.

Striking Patterns: What Stripes Tell You about Your Stone

by | Aug 7, 2017 | Working With Stone

Find out how your stone got its stripes. Much of Earth’s history is recorded in layer upon layer of sediment.

Stone Craftsmanship: A Rare and Irreplaceable Skill

by | Jul 14, 2017 | Working With Stone

Stone carvers today use a combination of modern machinery and ancient craftsmanship.

Travertine: Watching Stones Form in Real-Time

by | Jul 7, 2017 | Working With Stone

How travertine is formed and how to use as a building material.

Saving a Piece of History with Natural Stone

by | Jun 21, 2017 | Working With Stone

How stone is reused, repurposed, or recycled for new applications and projects.

The Mystique of Onyx

by | May 29, 2017 | Working With Stone

How Onyx’s geology affects its performance as a building material.

Slate: From the Ocean Floor to Your Floor

by | Apr 26, 2017 | Working With Stone

Learn all about slate from the ocean floor to your floor.

Targeting Architects-in-Training to Foster a Love of Natural Stone

by | Apr 14, 2017 | Working With Stone

How 2 stone companies foster a love for natural stone among local students.

What You Should Know About Natural Thin Stone Veneer

by | Apr 5, 2017 | Working With Stone

Explore colors and patterns of thin stone veneer and applications options.

Getting to Know Your White Stones

by | Feb 23, 2017 | Working With Stone

Getting to know your white stones including marble, quartzite, and pegmatite.

Using Natural Stone in the Minnesota State Capitol Restoration Project

by | Jan 30, 2017 | Working With Stone

A case study about award winning Minnesota State Capitol restoration project.

The Definitive Guide to Quartzite

by | Jan 24, 2017 | Working With Stone

The definitive guide to a commonly mislabeled natural stone, quartzite.

How Natural Stone Helped Bring a Wedding to Life during a Hurricane

by | Nov 23, 2016 | Working With Stone

One couple’s struggle to find a last minute wedding venue during hurricane.

A Wild Ride through the Rock Cycle

by | Nov 21, 2016 | Working With Stone

Learn how stone is created from start to finish.

Cash Crop: Fresh Stones, Ripe for the Picking

by | Nov 14, 2016 | Working With Stone

A story about making use of glacial stone picked from a local farm.

A Blueprint for the Future

by | Oct 10, 2016 | Working With Stone

A case study showing how cultured stone has performed in one community.

Creative Reclamation: Quarry Park and Nature Preserve

by | Aug 31, 2016 | Working With Stone

What happens to old quarries after they are no longer operational?

Natural Thin Stone Veneer: An Introduction

by | Aug 10, 2016 | Working With Stone

An introduction to using natural stone thin veneer for your project.

Treasures Await the Curious at Pete the Miner’s Sunrise Mine Enterprises

by | Aug 5, 2016 | Working With Stone

A miner’s gallery featuring hand-carved stone and historic mining artifacts.

A Moment in Time: Telling the Stories in Natural Stone

by | Jul 11, 2016 | Working With Stone

What took place millions of years ago can bring appreciation for selecting stone.

What Stone Fabricators Wish You Knew [For Their Good—and Yours]

by | Jun 28, 2016 | Working With Stone

From choosing a countertop fabricator to preparing for installation day.

Using Natural Stone in the Garden

by | Jun 8, 2016 | Working With Stone

How to complement the greenery and flowers in your garden with natural stone.

Native Dolomite Builds Sustainable Park Design

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Working With Stone

Native stone influenced the design of George “Doc” Cavalliere Park in Arizona.

An Innovative Approach to Sourcing Stone

by | Mar 28, 2016 | Working With Stone

The restoration and expansion of a distinguishing campus landmark in Dedham, MA