Press Releases/Articles

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...

Jan 21, 2008 in Articles .

Building Stone Magazine, Fall 2007 – A Publication of Building Stone Institute

Written By: Stephanie Aurora Lewis

Gardens, parks, town centers and plazas are important to a city’s infrastructure. They create an environment that is suitable – and often even inspirational – for social interaction. The imagery of natural stone and its ability to endure in outdoor conditions for hundreds of years makes it an ideal material for these place-making features such as monuments, fountains, benches and sculptures. The stone carvers who create these sculpted pieces exhibit true handicraft as defined by William Morris during the...

Jan 21, 2008 in Articles .

Luxury Living: Area experts offer tips on how to create the perfect fireplace.

 

Written By: Lisa Strandberg

 

Elemental and wild, fire attracts us with its warmth, glow and power. It’s no wonder so many of us want a little piece of it in our homes.

“Want” is the operative word when modern-day homeowners choose a fireplace type and surround style, according to Steve Boegh, owner of Fox Valley Stone and Brick Company, which has showrooms in Neenah and DePere.

“People don’t talk about affordability, they talk about want.” He says, adding that a typical customer’s perspective is, “This is one time...