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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

Limestone vs. Granite: What Is the Difference?

February 11, 2024

Limestone vs. Granite: What Is the Difference?

Granite and limestone are hard, durable, and resistant to cracks and weather. Let's see which one suits better for your next project!

What Is Flagstone? Popular Flagstone Types and Colors

08/15/2022

What Is Flagstone? Popular Flagstone Types and Colors

Are you wondering what is flagstone? Read our guide and learn what flagstone is made of and what flagstone types and colors are there!

Limestone vs. Travertine: Which Stone Is Better for Your Needs?

4/26/2022

Limestone vs. Travertine: Which Stone Is Better for Your Needs?

Explore the timeless battle: Travertine vs Limestone. Find out which stone suits your project best in our latest post!

Marble vs Limestone: Key Differences and Similarities

3/23/2022

Marble vs Limestone: Key Differences and Similarities

Limestone and marble are functional, aesthetic, and widely utilized today. Learn which one suits the best for your project in our new article!

How to Choose the Best Stone for Your Fireplace

December 9, 2021

How to Choose the Best Stone for Your Fireplace

🔥 A natural stone fireplace is a key design feature in your home. Learn what to consider while choosing the best fireplace surround stone that will stand out and last.

Sandstone vs. Limestone: Key Differences

September 26, 2023

Sandstone vs. Limestone: Key Differences

Limestone and sandstone are loved for their warm coloring and durability. Let’s learn the difference between them so you know which is best for your building project!

15 Stepping Stone Walkway Ideas for Your Garden

09/05/2023

15 Stepping Stone Walkway Ideas for Your Garden

Looking for creative and stunning stepping stone path ideas for your garden? Explore our curated collection of 15 unique and inspiring walkway designs!

Top 20 Limestone Patio Ideas for Your Outdoor Area

09/05/2023

Top 20 Limestone Patio Ideas for Your Outdoor Area

Discover the best limestone patio ideas in this blog post to transform your outdoor space into a beautiful and inviting area!

Landscaping 101: Natural Limestone Paving

08/29/2023

Landscaping 101: Natural Limestone Paving

Wondering how to use limestone? Discover the beauty and value that natural limestone pavers can add to your landscape in this full guide!

Difference Between Patio Stones and Stepping Stones: A Complete Guide

08/24/2023

Difference Between Patio Stones and Stepping Stones: A Complete Guide

What's the difference between patio stones and stepping stones? This complete guide explains the key differences between these options to help you decide.

Backyard Water Feature Ideas for Gardens and Patios

05/12/2023

Backyard Water Feature Ideas for Gardens and Patios

Create an outdoor oasis with these inspiring garden water feature ideas featuring natural stone! Learn from our experts how you can transform your landscaping.

How to Create a Stone Garden Border Edging

05/05/2023

How to Create a Stone Garden Border Edging

Give your garden an extra touch of charm. Here's an easy tutorial on how to create beautiful border edgings for your landscaping projects using natural stones!

How to Maintain and Clean Decorative Landscape Rocks?

04/28/2023

How to Maintain and Clean Decorative Landscape Rocks?

Learn the best practices for maintaining and cleaning decorative landscape rocks like stones, pavers, walls. Don't let your outdoor space fall into disrepair!

Porcelain Tile vs Marble: What Is Better for Outdoor Flooring?

04/27/2023

Porcelain Tile vs Marble: What Is Better for Outdoor Flooring?

Learn the pros and cons of porcelain tile versus marble when it comes to outdoor flooring, including cost, durability, aesthetics, ease of installation, & more.

What Is the Cheapest Rock for Landscaping?

04/20/2023

What Is the Cheapest Rock for Landscaping?

If you are looking to create a stunning outdoor space without breaking the bank, study landscaping rock prices & find out here which ones offer value for money.

How to Build Stone Steps in Your Garden Area

04/18/2023

How to Build Stone Steps in Your Garden Area

Looking for an easy step-by-step guide on how to build stone garden steps? Learn the best ways to install stone treads and create beautiful slab staircases.

What Is a Bullnose Edge and How Can You Use It?

04/17/2023

What Is a Bullnose Edge and How Can You Use It?

Learn what are the different types of bullnose edge available. Discover why they are popular, their advantages and tips on how to use them in your projects.

Porcelain vs. Natural Stone: What Is the Best Option for Your Project?

4/11/2023

Porcelain vs. Natural Stone: What Is the Best Option for Your Project?

Learn about the key differences between porcelain and natural stone tiles, so you can make the best decision for your project.

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile: A Full Comparison Guide

4/7/2023

Ceramic vs. Porcelain Tile: A Full Comparison Guide

Wondering whether to choose porcelain or ceramic tile for your flooring project? Read on about porcelain vs ceramic tile cost, and the pros & cons of both materials.

How to Cut Stones for Your Outdoor Project: Rock Cutting Techniques & Tools

4/6/2023

How to Cut Stones for Your Outdoor Project: Rock Cutting Techniques & Tools

Learn the art of stone cutting! Find out essential tools and tips that are needed to efficiently cut rocks like split stones for a patio or stepping stones.

11 Types of Natural Stone for House Exterior

03/09/2023

11 Types of Natural Stone for House Exterior

If you're looking to give your home exterior a natural look, consider using one of these 11 types of natural stone! Choose your best rock exterior siding.

Tile vs. Wood Flooring: Which Is the Better Choice?

02/28/2023

Tile vs. Wood Flooring: Which Is the Better Choice?

Making a decision between hardwood vs tile flooring can be difficult. Learn from our guide about a porcelain wood-look tile as an alternative to both variants.

How to Choose a Porcelain Tile Grade for Your Project

01/26/2023

How to Choose a Porcelain Tile Grade for Your Project

Choosing the right grade of porcelain tile is important for your installation. Learn differences between porcelain grades & find the perfect one for your needs.

Flagstone vs. Travertine: What Is Better for Your Project?

01/17/2023

Flagstone vs. Travertine: What Is Better for Your Project?

Unsure which material to choose for your pool decking project? Let's learn more about the differences between flagstone and travertine to make right decision.

What Is Travertine? An Ultimate Landscaping Guide

11/16/2022

What Is Travertine? An Ultimate Landscaping Guide

Travertine is a type of limestone that has unique properties. It's beautiful, versatile, and durable. Learn why travertine is so popular and how it can be used.

Stone Retaining Wall Cost Factors: How Much Does a Retaining Wall Cost in Ohio?

11/10/2022

Stone Retaining Wall Cost Factors: How Much Does a Retaining Wall Cost in Ohio?

Installing a retaining wall can cost $20 to $50 per square foot, depending on the type of material and other factors. All retaining wall costs are in our guide.

12 Types of Limestone Finishes: How to Choose the Best Natural Stone Finish for Your Design

11/07/2022

12 Types of Limestone Finishes: How to Choose the Best Natural Stone Finish for Your Design

What is the best limestone finish for your surface? Learn about honed, polished, flamed, or sandblasting finishes from this article. Click to find out more!

Limestone Tile Patterns Guide: Choosing the Best Patterned Limestone for Pavement

11/04/2022

Limestone Tile Patterns Guide: Choosing the Best Patterned Limestone for Pavement

Choosing the perfect limestone tile pattern for your project can be difficult. That's why getting details from a limestone company is essential. Read on!

Everything You Need to Know about Manufactured Stone Veneer

09/28/2022

Everything You Need to Know about Manufactured Stone Veneer

Learn about manufactured stone veneers (also known as MSV) and find out how you can use this popular exterior or interior design material in your home today!

Full Bed Stone Veneer vs Thin Stone Veneer

09/23/2022

Full Bed Stone Veneer vs Thin Stone Veneer

When it comes to choosing between full bed stone veneer and thin stone veneer, there are a few things to consider. Learn why one may be a better fit than the other.

What Is Bluestone and Why Is It Popular in Landscaping?

09/05/2022

What Is Bluestone and Why Is It Popular in Landscaping?

This article explains all that you need to know about bluestone in landscaping. Learn what is bluestone, its different types, and cost from the experts at Stone Center.

Travertine vs Pavers: Which Is Better for Your Pool Deck?

09/02/2022

Travertine vs Pavers: Which Is Better for Your Pool Deck?

Pavers vs travertine for pool decking. Both products are natural, beautiful, and long-lasting options for pool decks. Learn about their differences, cost, and more.

Flagstone vs. Slate: Unraveling the Differences for Your Hardscaping Project

08/25/2022

Flagstone vs. Slate: Unraveling the Differences for Your Hardscaping Project

Dive deep into the comparison of flagstone vs slate. Discover the key differences between flagstone and slate in this comprehensive guide.

Flagstone vs Bluestone: What Is the Difference?

08/22/2022

Flagstone vs Bluestone: What Is the Difference?

Understand the difference between flagstone and bluestone, including benefits, costs, and more so you can make an informed choice for your patio project.

Flagstone Landscaping: 9 Best Ideas for Your Project

08/19/2022

Flagstone Landscaping: 9 Best Ideas for Your Project

Landscaping with flagstone is perfect for making your yard unique! Choose your landscaping option and read our tips on how to choose flagstones.

Porcelain Tiles for Flooring: Pros and Cons

7/15/2022

Porcelain Tiles for Flooring: Pros and Cons

Learn about the advantages and disadvantages of porcelain tiles for flooring in your home. This will help you make an informed decision that's right for you.

How to Paint Limestone: 3 Steps

7/12/2022

How to Paint Limestone: 3 Steps

People ask, Can you paint limestone? The short answer is yes. You can learn how to paint limestone in 3 simple steps in the new Stone Center blog.

15 Tips for Using Boulders in Landscaping

07/11/2022

15 Tips for Using Boulders in Landscaping

Get the most out of landscaping with boulders by following these 15 tips! Learn how to use boulders in landscaping creatively within your own design!

Landscape Aggregates: Main Types and Best Ideas for Stunning Landscaping

7/08/2022

Landscape Aggregates: Main Types and Best Ideas for Stunning Landscaping

Using aggregate stone may be a good way for homeowners and landscaping designers in Columbus and Cincinnati to uniquely design their homes.

How to Clean Porcelain Tile Floors: A Complete Guide

7/04/2022

How to Clean Porcelain Tile Floors: A Complete Guide

Cleaning porcelain tile floors is quite easy. This article will guide you through how to clean porcelain tile floors using simple and workable steps.

Natural Stone Fire Pits: All You Need to Know

6/10/2022

Natural Stone Fire Pits: All You Need to Know

Stone fire pits are perfect for homeowners in Columbus and Cincinnati and can be sized according to your unique yard layout and size. Let's read our article!

8 Advantages of Indiana Limestone

6/02/2022

8 Advantages of Indiana Limestone

Indiana Limestone is a beautiful building material that can be used for landscaping, building, and more. Find out more about its advantages in this article!

Limestone Cladding Guide: Is Limestone a Good Cladding Stone?

6/24/2022

Limestone Cladding Guide: Is Limestone a Good Cladding Stone?

Interested in natural stone cladding installation? Find out the main types of natural stone cladding including limestone cladding and ways to install it!

Why Limestone Balustrades Are So Popular: Natural Stone Balustrades 101

6/15/2022

Why Limestone Balustrades Are So Popular: Natural Stone Balustrades 101

Limestone balustrades are a popular choice. Find out the top reasons why and even some examples of famous historical buildings that have stone balustrades!

How to Clean a Limestone Fireplace: All you Need to Know

05/16/2022

How to Clean a Limestone Fireplace: All you Need to Know

If you have a limestone fireplace, it is important that you know how to clean it properly. This article provides you with some tips on how to do it.

10 Reasons to Go for Limestone for Your Next Building Project

5/12/2022

10 Reasons to Go for Limestone for Your Next Building Project

Explore the benefits of using limestone for construction and unleash the potential of this versatile stone in creating timeless and stunning structures.

Landscaping 101: How to Build a Stone Retaining Wall in 14 Steps

04/22/2022

Landscaping 101: How to Build a Stone Retaining Wall in 14 Steps

Discover how you can easily construct a natural stone retaining wall with this comprehensive guide. Follow along as we take you through each step of the process!

Landscaping 101: How to Lay Natural Stone Paving in 8 Steps

04/20/2022

Landscaping 101: How to Lay Natural Stone Paving in 8 Steps

Unsure how to lay natural stone pavers? This easy guide lays out the steps, so you can avoid common mistakes and create a stunning patio or walkway. Read on

Benefits of Landscaping Walls for Your Yard and Garden

03/22/2022

Benefits of Landscaping Walls for Your Yard and Garden

There are many ways to upgrade your yard, starting with a natural stone wall. We'll discuss some of the benefits of adding stone walls to your yard or garden.

Natural Stone Restoration: All You Need To Know

March 20, 2022

Natural Stone Restoration: All You Need To Know

It’s completely normal for stone to wear and tear over time. This blog explains common types of stone damage, what to expect during stone cleaning and restoration.

Flagstone Patios Ideas: 8 Stunning Flagstone Patio Designs

March 18, 2022

Flagstone Patios Ideas: 8 Stunning Flagstone Patio Designs

In this post, we’ve shared some of our favorite patterned flagstone patio design ideas, from firepits to funky patterns and even multi-level patios. Read it!

Creative and Beautiful Fireplace Design Ideas: Our Top Picks

February 22, 2022

Creative and Beautiful Fireplace Design Ideas: Our Top Picks

Fireplaces add architectural interest to homes. Do you remodel an old fireplace or design a new one? Our natural stone fireplace ideas are full of inspiration!

7 Advantages of Techo-Bloc Pavers

February 21, 2022

7 Advantages of Techo-Bloc Pavers

Techo-Bloc products are designed to create one-of-kind looks for exterior spaces. Let's learn about the benefits of this impressive paving brand right now!

How to Increase Curb Appeal of Your Home Using Natural Stone

February 14, 2022

How to Increase Curb Appeal of Your Home Using Natural Stone

Discover the benefits of replacing your siding with natural stone and how it can boost your home's curb appeal. Learn our improving home exterior helpful tips.

Using Natural Stone in Landscaping: 6 Amazing Ideas

January 27, 2022

Using Natural Stone in Landscaping: 6 Amazing Ideas

Natural stone can be the perfect extra touch that ties every detail in your backyard together. Let’s take a look at a few classic and original rockscaping ideas!

Swimming Pool Copings: The Buying Guide

January 24, 2022

Swimming Pool Copings: The Buying Guide

Discover the different types and styles of swimming pool coping edges. Find out the benefits and tips when it comes to using natural stone for your pool deck.

Decorative Stone Aggregates: 9 Ways to Use Gravel in Landscaping

January 19, 2022

Decorative Stone Aggregates: 9 Ways to Use Gravel in Landscaping

Garden gravels comprise a collection of loose rock fragments. Let's take a look at some ways gravel spruces up and improves your garden and outdoor areas.

Reasons to Choose Natural Stone Pavers Over Concrete Pavers

January 17, 2022

Reasons to Choose Natural Stone Pavers Over Concrete Pavers

Function is the first framework to consider when deciding between natural stone vs concrete stone pavers. We’ll look at the pros and cons of each paver and why.

6 Advantages of Thin Stone Veneer

January 16, 2022

6 Advantages of Thin Stone Veneer

Discover the beautiful aesthetic benefits of adding light stone veneer to your home project, along with practical ways it can be used in various applications.

Top 10 Types of Stone Used in Construction

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.

How to Increase Your Home’s Value with Natural Stone

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

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.