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If you want quality stone, buy from a Quarry

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It’s awesome to shop at a quarry and buying stone veneer is very simple. You can always find a stone quarry near your hometown. Shopping at a stone quarry will save money while giving you multiple color options. There is less wear and tear due to less shipping and handling of the stone. The customer service at a quarry is more educated on the usage of stone products, especially in comparison to a big shopping centers like Lowe’s; where people don’t specialize in stone veneer finishes and application. Do yourself a favor and skip the middle man. Go straight to the quarry and you will be much more satisfied.

Nearly exhausted sulphur vat from which railroad cars are loaded, Freeport Sulphur Co., Hoskins Mound, Texas  (LOC)

Understanding Irregular Stone Patterns

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Take a look at these photos showing you how irregular stone patterns create both horizontal and vertical joints.

 

Irregular Stone Patterns

Of many patterns available, people often chose the natural broken look of the irregular builder cut. It is often used with rustic designs. Similar to the pattern on a giraffe’s back, the irregular builder comes in many different colors including tans, autumn blends, reds and browns. When the irregular cut is installed as a wall veneer it is normally 3-5″ thick covering approximately 35-45 feet per ton. You can compare 35-45 square feet to the size of a patio.  This irregular stone pattern is broken into shapes and sold by weight.  The face of the stone is larger than a dinner plate and but smaller than a chair cushion.