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"The fireplace is an absolute stunner! It's my favorite part about our new house... the stone is so incredibly beautiful!!" (Sept 2020, Saugeen Shores, Ontario, Canada). Timothy's Blend Random Tumbled
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Natural stone is distinctly beautiful, and our product is processed with industry leading precision and experience. Every stone piece is literally hand touched and inspected before send-off. We take great pride in every product we offer, as well as each client project we feel privileged to supply. We thank you for your visit, and look forward to serving you.
We support natural stone quarries, natural stone workers and wholesalers in buying and selling natural stone.We are in direct contact with the quarries and producers so that we can always offer our customers the right price / quality ratio.Our customers buy directly from the quarry, without the intervention of other intermedietors with enormous saving of time and costs.
The weight per square foot of stone requires heavy foundations and a masonry crew on site to lay and finish the stone. Our new veneer thin stone allows the architect or builder to get the same look of traditional stone with much less weight, and installation is faster than traditional full bed depth stone. Corner units are also available.
New quarrying and processing technology have made natural stone more affordable than ever. And when you consider longevity, stability, permanence, and ease of maintenance, the value of natural stone far exceeds its initial cost.
I had looked everywhere for the right type of river rock. I found it at Stone Center. The staff were very friendly and professional. I will definately use them again for any type of stone. They were awesome!!!
In summer, walk the self-guided and above-ground nature trail to witness this spectacular display of ancient Adirondack geology. Our rustic stone-step and gravel trail features the old Sawmill Site Waterfalls, Artists' Gorge, incredible potholes and of course several surface caves. Descend into lighted caves and grottos with raging water or tranquil dark pools. For the more adventurous spirit, sign up for a guided summer Adventure Tour; a 3-4 hour spelunking cave crawl including a cave float! (Adventure Tour probably not available in 2023, self guided tour is available)
There's nothing quite like the look of natural stone that has been quarried and cut to fit beautifully into your home. At Willamette Graystone, we carry a broad selection of decorative stone, such as selected river rock, fieldstone or flagstone. Our natural stone is perfect for a number of projects around the house - from stepping stones and outdoor columns to fireplaces and interior walls. Don't forget to check out our special thin natural stone designed for indoor and outdoor veneers.Image courtesy of L&W Stone.
Natural stone is one of the most luxurious materials available for architecture and interior design. Our most popular varieties are marble, limestone, quartzite, travertine and basalt. We also offer a carefully-curated selection of granite, onyx, slate and more. We stock our most popular items in deep inventory, in addition to hundreds of others available in limited stock or via special order.
The Stony Point Collection is our natural thin stone veneer. After sustainably harvesting the fieldstone, we cut and sort the stone based on shape, size, and color. The result is 12 signature looks offering lightweight and efficient installation for both interior and exterior spaces like facades, columns, foundations, fireplaces, walls and more. When the cost is the same as manufactured stone, why settle for anything less?
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The first step in proper stone care and maintenance is to understand your stone's geological classification and composition. this information will help you to identify what cleaning products to use and how best to care for your natural stone.
Natural stone is categorized into three basic geological classifications by their respective formation processes: Sedimentary, Metamorphic and igneous. Additionally, stones in each category can be either Calcareous or Siliceous.
Calcareous stone is composed mainly of calcium carbonate, a chemical compound commonly found in natural stone, shells and pearls. Calcium Carbonate is sensitive to acidic solutions so mild, non-acidic cleaners are recommended.
Siliceous stone, as the term implies, is one composed primarily of silicates, such as quartz, feldspar, mica, etc. as such, a siliceous stone is generally resistant to most acids found in kitchen settings, although acidic cleaners are still not recommended, as these stones may contain trace levels of minerals that are acid sensitive.
Mats/rugs: Mats or area rugs inside and outside an entrance will help to minimize the sand, dirt and grit that may scratch the stone floor. Be sure that the underside of the mat or rug is a slip resistant surface.
Sealing is a common step taken on some stones as an extra precaution against staining. In fact, the sealing products used in the stone industry are "impregnators" which do not actually seal the stone, but more correctly act as a repellent rather than a sealer. Sealing does not make the stone stain proof, rather it makes the stone more stain resistant. When consulting with your stone supplier, you may find that many stones do not require sealing. However, applying an impregnating sealer is a common practice.
Identifying the type of stain on the stone surface is the key to removing it. Stains can be oil based, organic, metallic, biological, ink based, paint based, acid based. If you don't know what caused the stain, consider likely staining agents that may have been present. Here are some questions you consider:
Oil-based(grease, plumbers' putty, tar, cooking oil, milk, cosmetics)An oil-based stain will darken the stone and normally must be chemically dissolved so the source of the stain can be flushed or rinsed away. Clean gently with a soft, liquid cleanser with one of the following: household detergent, mineral spirits, or acetone.
Metal(iron, rust, copper, bronze)Iron or rust stains are orange to brown in color and follow the shape of the staining object such as nails, bolts, screws, cans, flower pots, metal furniture. Copper and bronze stains appear as green or muddy-brown and result from the action of moisture on nearby or embedded bronze, copper or brass items. Metal stains must be removed with a poultice. (See website on Using a Poultice. Deep-seated, rusty stains are extremely difficult to remove and the stone may be permanently stained.
PaintSmall amounts can be removed with lacquer thinner or scraped off carefully with a razor blade. Heavy paint coverage should be removed only with a commercial "heavy liquid" paint stripper available from hardware stores and paint centers. These strippers normally contain caustic soda or lye. Do not use acids or flame tools to strip paint from stone. Paint strippers can etch the surface of the stone; repolishing may be necessary. Follow the manufacturer's directions for use of these products, and flush the area thoroughly with clean water. Protect yourself with rubber gloves and eye protection, and work in a well-ventilated area. Use only wood or plastic scrapers for removing the sludge and curdled paint. Normally, latex and acrylic paints will not cause staining. Oil-based paints, linseed oil, putty, caulks and sealants may cause oily stains. Refer to the section on oil-based stains.
Fire and Smoke DamageOlder stones and smoke or firestained fireplaces may require a thorough cleaning. When the smoke is removed, there may also be some etching (due to carbonic & other acids in smoke). Commercially available "smoke removers" may save time and effort.
Etch Marks(caused by acids left on the surface of the stone)Some materials will etch the finish but not leave a stain. Others will both etch and stain. Contact your stone dealer or call a professional stone restorer for refinishing or repolishing etched areas.
Efflorescence(a white powder that may appear on the surface of the stone)It is caused by the deposition of mineral salts carried by water from below the surface of the stone. When the water evaporates, it leaves the powdery substance. If the installation is new, dust mop or vacuum the powder. You may have to do this several times as the stone dries out. Do not use water to remove the powder; it will only temporarily disappear. If the problem persists, contact your installer to help identify and remove the cause of the moisture.
The special penetrating sealer molecules are hundreds of times smaller than competitor stone sealers and penetrate much deeper into the pore structure, even dense natural stones like granite. Inside the pores our special sealing molecules bond permanently by chemical reactions , creating a substantial, deep oil and water-repellent barrier.
Bluestone Sample - Natural cleft top and Thermal (Flamed) on bottom A uniform, fine grain sandstone, blue to medium gray in color. Popular for all outdoor surfaces, fireplace hearths and outdoor kitchens. Available in virtually any...
A uniform, fine grain sandstone, blue to medium gray in color. Popular for all outdoor surfaces, fireplace hearths and outdoor kitchens. Available in virtually any thickness, thermalled, honed, sandblasted, brushed and tooled finishes.
A uniform, fine grain sandstone, blue to medium gray in color. Popular for all outdoor surfaces, fireplace hearths and outdoor kitchens. Available in virtually any thickness, thermalled, honed, sandblasted, brushed and...
QuarryCut natural thin stone veneer is easy to install and available in a rich assortment of colors and styles. You can blend colors, add a special touch with mortar and design the look of your dreams. All in real stone. 041b061a72