Press Releases/Articles

A timeless stone fireplace surround is the pride of any beautifully adorned great room. Perfect to enjoy and cuddle up with your partner during those notoriously bitter Minnesota and Wisconsin winters. You yearn to relax, and melt away the evening chills in the glow of your own custom stone fireplace. Visit our Fireplace Gallery for some beautiful pictures of stone fireplaces we've designed for our clients.

But where do you begin?

  • Stone Fireplace Design: STEP 1

First, identify your style.

  • Classical
  • Contemporary
  • Rustic
  • or something in between?

Fireplace photos will help you; especially if you don’t know...

Good fountain care really doesn’t take more than a few hours every few months to keep your water feature looking good and running properly for years. When you first get your water fountain, it may take a few days to get used to the way it runs. Depending on the humidity and the size of the fountain, you’ll soon discover how much water you need to add and how often. Keep the water levels up to prevent damage to your pump and clean the bowl and pump now and again and everything should run smoothly. Fountain pumps are usually hidden beneath the base of the model, flushing water up and out continuously. The water, which is recycled, will...

This video is from the Saturday Night Live skit Mike's Marbleopolis. "Nothing says classy like marble columns!" Click on the image to view our extensive collection of real genuine marble columns. We are your experts for designing custom marble columns and other natural stone columns. ...and no, Mike does not work for us selling his marble columns. (please be patient while the video loads...)

 

"Nothing transforms your life like marble columns."

We allow our large estate outdoor water fountains to run late into the year... ...because we can. Of course, each of our stone fountains is hand-crafted from solid blocks of granite, the most durable natural material available. The following video was taken on Nov. 10th outside our Wisconsin design center. A true test of our granite outdoor fountains.

   

WARNING: Do not try this with just any fountain! More porous materials like the manufactured cast stone fountains will absorb water before freezing and will develop cracks causing your fountain to fail. We're always replacing concrete fountains with granite tiered fountains...

Kitchens and bathrooms are the home’s hardest working rooms and the most popular settings for stone (granite, limestone, marble, slate and travertine) – and tile (ceramic or porcelain) on surfaces such as backsplashes, countertops, floors and tubs, and sink and shower surrounds. Whether you’re thinking of sprucing things up with a remodel, renovation, expansion, or an all out conversion, these projects are still among the best remodeling investments, whether you’re looking to sell someday or just improve the living conditions. As a backdrop or a focal point, these materials create a style. For example, ceramic tile belies...

Carved Stone Creations, Inc. - an innovative design firm and direct importer of natural stone products from around the world – will be showcasing genuine architectural stone products at the International Builders’ Show at Las Vegas in January 2009. The massive stone display created by Carved Stone Creations for the show features a stone exterior façade flanked by a photo gallery and Roman-style bath. The façade includes stately custom-carved granite door and window surrounds matched with a thin veneer stone cladding.

A granite exterior will outlast generations and is a premier choice among the most magnificent estates around the...

Swept by the gentle breezes and facing an ever-changing landscape, outdoor living spaces add a remarkable touch of nature to our lifestyles. From the sophisticated rooftop terraces of towering high-rises to the graceful verandas of the South, more and more people are slipping outdoors to step onto wide expanses of natural stone.

These breathtaking "rooms" designed for outdoor living range from small intimate retreats to expanses capable of entertaining the masses. Learn how to care for natural stone. With the emergence of grand scale loggia's and verandas, today's lavish exterior spaces rival many of their interior counterparts. The...

Strength, Beauty and Performance Under Foot Created by nature and enhanced by man - natural stone is a building material unlike any other. Rich in color, tantalizing in texture and virtually indestructible, it is the perfect addition to any home. Stone used as a flooring material is not a new concept and for centuries it has been found underfoot in dwellings spanning the globe. From the narrow cobblestone streets of Europe to the walkways of New Orleans, stone has been laid before us as a pathway on which we journey through life. Many of these antediluvian examples remain in existence today more beautiful than ever with the marks of time...