Blog: From the Bedrock

Creating Flat Mountain Farm, a Micro-Resort with Maximum Luxury

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Christopher and Margaret Shutze, the husband-and-wife duo of Shutze Studio who were recently featured in Southern Living Magazine, have spent their careers creating award-winning bespoke furniture and interiors for clients around the world. They also ran a side business, hosting the occasional

Topics: Home Design, Material Selection, Soapstone, Renovation, Marble, Kitchen, Islands, Rustic modern, White Cherokee Marble, Luxury brands, American natural stone, Alberene Soapstone, Countertops, designer, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Bathroom Design, interior

​​Facades Systems: Characteristics and Performance of Cast Stone Vs Natural Stone

Posted by Steve Schrenk

It’s essential for architects to know how the material chosen for a project will perform under a variety of conditions and circumstances. Architects are faced with many building material options, but for designs or applications that call for cladding stone, there are fundamentally two options:

Topics: Granite, Marble, Limestone, Marble and granite, American natural stone, Exterior applications, Sustainable Design, exterior, Indiana Limestone, French limestone, Stone Facades, Natural stone cladding

Mt. Airy White Granite Joins the Polycor Portfolio of World Class Natural Stones

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Locals in Mount Airy, North Carolina call it “The Rock.” “The Rock” is the world’s largest open face quarry, encompassing territory roughly equivalent to 66 football fields. It’s so massive that it is rumored that astronauts can see “The Rock” as they orbit the Earth. (Mount Airy is called The

Topics: History and Heritage, Granite, Origin, American natural stone

Striking A Balance Between Old And New With American Black Granite

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AMERICAN BLACK® granite is tied to the culture of Pennsylvania, as well as its history, in fact, it’s tied to the history of the United States itself. From Valley Forge, to the nations’ first capital, Philadelphia, and historic Gettysburg, you’ll find American Black® granite. Monuments, mosaics,

Topics: American natural stone, American black granite, Sustainable Design, buy local

Building Strong Communities, One Stone at a Time

Posted by Steven Schrenk

Natural stone is more than just the culmination of its physical characteristics. Each piece has a life and an energy and soul of its own. A gorgeous slab can spark conversations, memories, and emotions. Natural stone has been used to build some of the most historic buildings across North America

Topics: American natural stone, Made in America, Sustainable Design, Locally Quarried, buy local

Keeping It Local: Georgia Marble Takes Centerstage in Atlanta Designer’s Home Renovation

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We are always honored when design professionals choose our stone for their own personal projects. We stumbled upon Atlanta interior designer Elisa Gangone’s home kitchen on Instagram and were immediately drawn in by the gorgeous combination of deep aqua cabinetry, brass accents and locally

Topics: American marble, Georgia marble, Pearl Grey Marble, American natural stone, Made in America, Interior Design, Kitchen Design, Locally Quarried

Celebrate Indiana Limestone Month With A Walking Tour of Chicago

Posted by Steven Schrenk

We’re celebrating Indiana Limestone Month with a look at how this fine natural stone helped build much of Chicago’s storied skyline, and its role in turning the city into a top architectural destination.

Indiana Limestone’s place in Chicago’s history is a deep and durable one. Though it’s

Topics: History and Heritage, Architecture & Design Trends, Historic restoration, Limestone, American natural stone, Exterior applications, Indiana Limestone, Natural stone cladding

The White Granite That's Replacing Carrara Marble is Quarried in Vermont

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The Grande Arche de la Défense was completed in 1989 to celebrate the bicentennial of the French Revolution, however, in the years since, there has been little to celebrate: There were issues with the exterior of the arch from nearly the start. The area around the north side was even sealed

Topics: Architecture & Design Trends, Granite, Bethel white, American natural stone, Exterior applications

New York City's iconic skyline is grounded in Polycor stone

Posted by Steven Schrenk

No city’s skyline conjures as much American energy and ingenuity, creativity and bravado as New York City. It inspires the whole world. You may not have noticed on your last visit that the spires of its cathedrals, the plazas of its museums and the cladding on its centers of commerce are in many

Topics: Historic restoration, Pearl Grey Marble, White Cherokee Marble, American natural stone, Solar Grey, Indiana Limestone

Architects Are Swapping Out Italian Marble for American Granite

Posted by Steven Schrenk

In the natural stone industry where white marble architecture is prized above all else, Carrara marble has been the leading choice for architects projects. But maybe not for long.

Topics: Marble, Marble and granite, Bethel white, American natural stone

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