Why use natural stone? These brief video clips highlight the many ways natural stone has been used throughout history and show why it is still a preferred building material. Learn more about the stone industry, from quarry to installation to restoration, and see what the industry is doing to ensure that natural stone stays at the forefront of architecture and design.

Why Use Natural Stone?

Natural stone is a timeless material. In this clip, architects, designers, and stone industry professionals share why they use natural stone.

Natural Stone: A Love Affair

Consumers, architects, and designers have a longstanding love affair with natural stone. How has the natural stone industry evolved over the years?

Natural Stone: Where It All Began

Natural stone has been used as a building material for centuries. Learn where it all began.

The Early Days of Using Natural Stone

An abundance of natural stone is found worldwide. Learn how different types of natural stone have been used throughout the years.

Natural Stone Through the Years

Natural stone stands the test of time—these famous buildings are proof.

Natural Stone Goes to Washington

Washington, DC is home to some of the most well-known stone structures in the United States.

Technology and the Stone Industry

Advancements in technology, machinery, and transportation have made natural stone more accessible and affordable than ever before.

Thin Veneer

Natural thin stone veneer expands the use of natural stone on the exterior of buildings.

The 21st Century Quarry

Technology has made the modern quarry a much different place. Take a first-hand look at several quarry operations.

Rise of the Natural Stone Countertop

Perspectives on why natural stone is the top choice for kitchen countertops.

Sustainable Natural Stone

The natural stone industry is committed to sustainability.

Natural Stone: Accept No Imitations

Natural stone is a timeless material with a bright future. Accept no imitations!