Marble, Stone and Iron Breaks – But Not Our Products

Limestone with fossilsYou may have heard the song “Marble, Stone and Iron Breaks” which refers to love being stronger than all those materials. Well, we at Carr Stone can tell you that many of our customers do really fall in love with our products. We make sure that each marble slab for a bathroom, tile selection for a shower wall, or granite countertop for a kitchen design fit our customer’s lifestyle.

What You Need To Know

Granite and stone countertops that are installed in kitchens and bathrooms go through a process to transform its naturally occurring appearance into a unique counter that is cut and polished to unique specification.  The process is called stone fabrication; the contractors are called stone fabricators. A stone fabricator can provide advice on the best stone, marble or granite for your residential or commercial project. The first part of the stone fabrication process involves templating or measuring the dimensions of the installation to know exactly how much stone is needed. Once this is completed, the type of stone, veins, shading, and color can be considered among the available stone company supplies. We can also  help you maintain and preserve your stone and tile so that it will continue to be as beautiful as the day it was installed.


Stone being chosen for countertops or vanities should be nonabsorptive, resist stains, and be heat and impact resistant. Stone being used in tiles should be sealed in order to resist staining by spilled liquids. Stone being used for flooring, paving, or surfaces subject to foot or vehicular traffic ought to have a semi abrasive finish for slip resistance, such as bush-hammered or thermal. A glossy polished finish will be slick. Most flagstone surfaces are rough enough to be naturally slip-resistant. For more information visit:


At Carr Stone & Tile, we install all types of wall and floor coverings from simple squares tiles to complex mosaics. Thinner tiles can be used on walls but more durable ones should be used on floors. We have a large selection of tiles to choose from including porcelain, ceramic, granite, marble, and travertine tiles.

Natural stone can be beautiful but as a natural product they are less uniform in color and pattern. In addition, it requires more planning for use, installation, and maintenance. Some stone tiles such as polished granite, marble, and travertine are very slippery when wet. Stone tiles with a riven (split) surface such as slate will be more slip-resistant. Ceramic and Porcelain tiles are produced in a variety of shapes, sizes and colors and are a very popular product for bathrooms.

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Carr Stone & Tile

Contact Carr Stone to consult with our expert sales staff or our in-house design coordinators to help you determine which stone or tile is the best application for your project at (504) 835-8453. We are located at 3200 Andover Street in Jefferson, Louisiana. Our showroom and display area are open daily, Monday through Friday, from 9am to 4pm. Samples are available upon request. Visit for some design ideas.

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