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Find buying guides, comparison articles, a variety of stone-related educational materials, and more in our blog! Whether you are an architect, designer, or homeowner, we have no doubt you will find something useful in Stone Center's Blog

Decorative Stone Aggregates: 9 Ways to Use Gravel in Landscaping

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Jon Smiley

January 19, 2022

Decorative Stone Aggregates: 9 Ways to Use Gravel in Landscaping

Garden gravels comprise a collection of loose rock fragments primarily consisting of basalt, limestone, and sandstone. Here are nine ways gravel spruces up and improves your garden and outdoor areas.

Reasons to Choose Natural Stone Pavers Over Concrete Pavers

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Jon Smiley

January 17, 2022

Reasons to Choose Natural Stone Pavers Over Concrete Pavers

Widely used concrete and stone pavers each have their inherent advantages and downsides. We’ll look at the pros and cons of each paver and why, ultimately, natural pavers stone trumps concrete.

Benefits and Best Uses of a Thin Stone Veneer

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Jon Smiley

January 16, 2022

Benefits and Best Uses of a Thin Stone Veneer

This guide explains why thin stone veneer is a durable and cost-effective option compared to traditional stone.

6 Benefits of Natural Stone Pool Copings

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Jon Smiley

January 14, 2022

6 Benefits of Natural Stone Pool Copings

Let’s examine the benefits of natural stone, delving into exactly where and how it outshines some of its competitors.

Top 10 Types of Stone Used in Construction

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Jon Smiley

January 12, 2022

Top 10 Types of Stone Used in Construction

In this blog, we’ll explore different stone types and uses to give you a broad overview of their unique qualities and applications.

Choosing the Best Stone for Your Fireplace

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Jon Smiley

December 9, 2021

Choosing the Best Stone for Your Fireplace

A natural stone fireplace exudes a convivial atmosphere and offers a distinct look. It retains heat within the firebox for longer, keeping the cold out during the winter months.

How to Increase Your Home’s Value with Natural Stone

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Jon Smiley

December 2, 2021

How to Increase Your Home’s Value with Natural Stone

Natural stonework adds elegance, durability, and value to residential properties.

Cultured Stone vs Natural Stone Veneers: Key Differences

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Jon Smiley

November 25, 2021

Cultured Stone vs Natural Stone Veneers: Key Differences

Natural stone and manufactured cultured stone are the two most popular stone veneers on the market.