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Stone has been used in the architecture of many buildings for centuries. This timeless building material is still a beautiful, durable choice for homes and buildings today. If you are building or remodeling a home, consider adding some stone architectural pieces to the design. Become inspired by some of our favorite stone architecture pieces from around the world. 

Paris Opera House
Paris, France

The beautiful Paris Opera House is a landmark in Paris, France. The building incorporates many unique architectural features including columns, arches, balustrades and carvings. Many of the features are made of marble. Although many...

Natural stone elements can spruce up any landscaping design and your home’s curb appeal. From grand elements like fountains and bridges to smaller design details like birdbaths and sundials, there is a stone landscape decor piece for every design taste.

1. Fountains

Fountains come in all shapes and sizes. They are a perfect piece for the front of your home to welcome people and also a great piece to add the relaxing sound of flowing water to your garden oasis. With all the options available, you are sure to find a beautiful fountain for your landscape. If you can’t find what you are looking for, remember that stone fountains are...

Fountains can be transformed with a few different accessories. Some accessories are necessary for running the fountain, while others are an add-ons that can take your fountain to the next level. Learn more about a few popular fountain accessories: 

Pumps

A fountain pump is an essential part of a fountain. Fountains come in many shapes, styles and sizes. The pump you choose depends on the desired height of the water in your fountain and the amount of water flow, size and type of nozzles installed in the fountain. 

Spray Rings

A spray ring is a great way to draw attention to your fountain. A spray ring sits around the base of...

Maintaining the beauty of your stone fountain doesn’t have to be difficult or time consuming. There are easy ways to keep your fountain in top shape. Performing regular maintenance tasks will save you time and money in the long run. Learn our top three tips for maintaining your fountain.

1. Keep your fountain running

Keeping your fountain running is one of the easiest maintenance tasks you can do to keep your fountain in great condition. Keeping the fountain running will keep the water moving and reduce the chances of any buildup. It will also help to extend the life of your fountain pump the less frequently you turn it on...

Natural stone is a perfect material for bathrooms. It is easy to clean and very durable. Stone can be used for more than just flooring or countertops in bathrooms. There are a variety of unique uses for stone in your bathroom that are sure to make it stand out.  

Accessory Sets

A simple way to add a stone accent to your bathroom is with some natural stone accessories. You can purchase stone accessories in a variety of colors and stones. Swap out plastic or ceramic accessories with sleek stone designs for a more natural, elegant look.

Light Green Onyx Bathroom Accessory Set

Bathtubs

Free-standing stone bathtubs offer a...

Fountain basins are a must for pondless water fountain styles. Pondless water fountains allow water to overflow into the ground instead of into a visible stone basin. Pondless water features look more natural because the water is simply flowing into the ground.

When shopping for a pondless basin, choose one that is larger than the diameter of your fountain’s overflow footprint. The basin will be hidden, but will collect the water that overflows from the fountain. The basin can be hidden with pebbles, rocks or even some types of fabric.

View our full selection of pondless basins. 

Take a look at a few popular fountain...

Stone home decor items are the perfect finishing touch to your home. Stone products can be both functional and decorative. With stone, the opportunities are endless. Explore some stone home decor items below.

Vases

Stone vases can take any shape or size. Each vase can be carved from a variety of stone types like onyx and marble. Since the vases are carved from natural stone, no two are alike. 

Polished Butterscotch Onyx Bamboo Vase

Polished Light Saffron Marble Tall Floor Vase

Candle Holders

The unique veining and colors of hand-carved stone candle holders are the perfect perch for a candle. Consider adding stone...

Granite is a timeless, durable material that is perfect for outdoor fountains. Learn more about granite and explore some beautiful fountain designs: 

Granite is one of the most popular stone types for a reason. Granite is one of the hardest, densest natural stone varieties. Regardless of the conditions your granite fountain endures over many years, it is sure to stand the test of time. Granite is an ideal material for your fountain if you live in a colder, northern climate or an area with a freeze/thaw cycle. 

Other fountain materials, like cast stone, can’t match the unique, natural beauty of granite. Each granite variety and...