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A Sampling of Natural Stone

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Stone Tile on Buzon Pedestal - HDG Building Materials

Buzon pedestals can be used with natural stone pavers to create raised floors on balconies, terraces, green roofs, or to create water features.

Cell-Tek Subgrade Containment System - HDG Building Materials

Cell-Tek cellular confinement system is useful for creating a stable platform over which you can install stone or pedestals.

Natural Stone

It is hard to beat the beauty and grandeur of natural stone. Architects, designers, and homeowners that want longevity, eco-friendly design, and unparalleled character choose natural stone for their projects. Natural stone can appear to be more expensive due to the added cost of quarrying, transportation, and skill required in installing it. But, when you consider the life of the finished project whether it is a private residence or public plaza, those that make the investment, believe it to be well worth it.

The value of natural stone is beyond monetary. It involves longevity, ease of maintenance, permanence and stability that far exceed the initial investment. Natural stone provokes the designers’ imagination. Its variations in color, patterns, and texture are visually interesting and impossible to replicate in other materials. Buildings, monuments, and hardscapes that leverage natural stone in their composition provide the people who experience them with a calming, emotional connection. Natural stone continues to be the product of creating a legacy. If you wish to create a legacy, you’ll want to consider using natural stone in your project.

We are delighted with our new patio garden which features beautiful limestone pavers from China. Erik Nelson guided this project throughout—he helped us select the stone utilizing two finishes and textures which highlight the distinctive colors within the stone. Erik also helped developed a thoughtful plan for the layout of the pavers which optimally capitalizes on the sightlines of the garden and greenbelt areas surrounding the patio. We would recommend Erik to anyone for his knowledge, skill, and attention to detail, service and professionalism.

Kirkland Residence

Natural Stone Pavers and Architectural Stone

Granite Pavers and Architectural Stone

Granite has long enjoyed use as an exterior cladding and pavement material, and its inherent strength, abrasion resistance and superior weathering durability are likely to keep it one of the preeminent material selections available to today’s architects.

Snow White Marble Architectural Stone - HDG building Materials

Marble

Marble with its inherent warmth, adds a sophisticated element to the area in which it is installed. Its naturally random appearance, engineering characteristics, and ease of maintenance makes it a premium choice for floors, wall claddings, table tops, wainscot, floors, and vanity tops.

Turtle Shell Limestone - HDG building Materials

Limestone

Featuring their soft earth tones, decorators integrating these stones into their design have great flexibility in selecting complimentary colors for other interior elements.

Sandstone Golden Camel Architectural Stone- HDG Building Materials

Sandstone

The durability and performance of sandstone is not as greatly influenced by the sand sized particles, as it is influenced by the cementing agent that binds these particles together. Many types of sandstone are used in cubic sections as sills, coping, watertables and other exterior features. Exterior cladding is also a common application, although this stone variety is typically used in thicker sections than other stone types due to lower bending strengths. While sandstone has been used in both countertop and shower lining applications, the varieties that are suitable for these installations are limited.

Seattle Oasis with Ipe decking + Slate Architectural Stone Patio + Buzon Pedestals - HDG Building Materials

Slate Architectural Stone

Being of the softer varieties of dimension stone types, slate is not known for particularly high abrasion or scratch resistance, yet is used as a flooring and countertop products.

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