Natural Stone: A Diamond In The Rough

Limestone with fossilsThink of natural stone as  a diamond in the rough. The more carefully it is cut, the better it will look. Natural stone such as granite, marble lime- or soapstone have individual markings that give every piece of rock a unique look.

Granite often has white calcite veins and sparkles of gold pyrite. Most marble has veining mineral deposits throughout. Limestone is a sedimentary rock composed mainly of calcite and aragonite. Certain types of limestone may contain small fossils and marine skeletal fragments that give the stone a natural, organic element. Soapstone is a steatite stone.  Its primary components are magnesite, dolomite, chlorite, and talc. It  comes in grey, blue-ish gray, green, and black, depending on the mineral content of that particular deposit.

Finding The Right Look

A stone fabricator can provide advice on the best stone, marble or granite for your individual project. To get the most out of each slab it is important that experts cut it in a way that accentuates its natural beauty. The first part of the stone fabrication process involves measuring the dimensions of the installation to know exactly how much stone you will need. Once this is completed, the type of stone, veins, shading, and color can be considered among the available stone company supplies. The experts at Carr Stone & Tile Stone inspect the stone for natural flaws, including blemishes, fissures, seams, and scratches. They will lay out the slab to ensure the best appearance of both color and vein texture before cutting the stone to approximately 1/16 of an inch of its final thickness.

Carr Stone & Tile

Contact Carr Stone to consult with our expert sales staff or our in-house design coordinators to help you determine which 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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