Technical

October 29, 2014 in Stone Care, Technical .

Natural stone is an ideal choice for many fine home finishes.  There are several types of natural stone out there; each gives a different look and has different properties. This article highlights a few of the most popular natural stone types and facts about each type.

Granite

Granite is one of the most popular natural stone types. Many people choose this stone because it is very durable. Granite is one of the hardest, densest natural stones making it the best choice for outdoor fountains in freezing climates.  It is also very resistant to scratches and staining and can withstand high heats; making this stone ideal for use in the...

September will soon be over, and that means that the cooler months of fall and the colder months of winter will soon follow. Are you ready for the colder weather? If your home has a fireplace, now is the perfect time to prepare it for the winter months ahead. Here are some useful tips for getting your fireplace ready, so you can be at home with roaring fires all winter long

  • Have your fireplace examined and cleaned by a professional. If your fireplace chimney has built up too much soot, it can catch fire when you use the fireplace. That is why it is necessary to have the chimney cleaned. The professional can also make sure the...

Carved Stone Creations has a wealth of experience when it comes to designing and installing fountains. We have designed everything from wall fountains to large estate fountains and we can incorporate spray rings, additional sprayers, timers, lighting, recirculating pumps, and other features into your fountain as well. We carry many of the necessary pumps, hardware, and accessories in stock so everything is readily available for installation. We carry a wide variety of fountains in different sizes and styles that can be seen in our online store or in person at our showroom. This article will focus on the design and installation of a large...

Thinking of adding stone tile flooring to your new home or remodeling project? It's important to first consider where you will be using stone tile and what type of finish and characteristics you are looking for. The focus of this article is to give you a better understanding of the common types of stone and finishes and their characteristics. We will also talk about stone sealers and enhancers.

Stone Types

The main types of stone we carry for tile include: Travertine, Granite, Marble, Onyx, Quartzite, Sandstone, and Limestone.

Granite

 

Granite is formed by intense heat and pressure giving it a very hard, non-porous...

Thinking about adding a fountain to your garden or yard and wondering what kind of preparation is needed to have one installed?

This article shows the process of pouring a concrete slab for a fountain and how to set up access points for water lines and electrical power for the fountain pump and accessories such as lights. It’s important that the builder or contractor pouring the concrete for your fountain slab follows these guidelines to insure that the concrete pad is poured properly and up to spec to support the weight of your fountain and that the access points for water lines and electrical power to run your fountain pump and...

At Carved Stone Creations, we’re renowned for our expertise in custom stone fireplace design and our experts can advise you on everything, from factors to consider when having a fireplace designed for your home, to the finer points of our 3D design process.  In this article, we invite you to see an example of how we install carved stone fireplaces.

What you probably don’t notice, looking at most of our stone fireplaces, is that while they look as if they could be solid stone, they are often intentionally designed to include multiple parts which together form the fireplace.  We design them this way primarily to save weight and...

Want a fountain for your landscape or garden but don’t want a large pool and stone surround beneath it? Our years of experience designing and installing fountains has allowed us to perfect installing fountains in many different ways.

This article will focus on installing a self-contained fountain with an auto-fill sump reservoir.

So just what is a self-contained fountain?

A self-contained fountain is designed with a bottom bowl which catches the water that cascades from the upper tiers and recirculates back up the fountain via a water pump placed in the bottom bowl. This eliminates the need for the fountain to sit in a pond or...

Carved Stone Creations has extensive experience in fountain design and installation and we can help you to pick out and install the fountain pump that is right for your water fountain. We can either work with your landscape architect or contractor to specify the necessary waterlines and power sources needed, or we can coordinate with a plumber and electrician to have them setup before we install the fountain. We carry a selection of commonly used fountain pumps in our online store, and we can source other pumps if necessary to meet your fountains specific needs.

If you are considering purchasing a fountain from us consider the...