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Top 5 Stone Remodel Projects

Top 5 Stone Remodel Projects for This Year Tackling your home remodel list might feel like an impossible task. Staying up to date on current design trends is a full-time job in itself, so applying the latest style facts and figures to your to-do list can be overwhelming. If you feel like your home needs

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11 Questions to Ask a Mason Contractor

1. Can I see photos of your projects? Stonemasons are like artists. Each has a style and some have the ability to replicate different styles of stone installations. Ask to see photos of finished projects to make sure that the stone installation style you desire can be achieved by the stonemason you are considering. 2.

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Harsh Climate Approved (HCA) Natural Thin Veneer Stones

What types of thin veneer are Harsh Climate Approved? The exterior of your home, government, or commercial building faces Mother Nature’s extreme conditions every day. Depending on your location, this could mean anything from bitter cold and snow to scorching heat and hurricanes, not to mention the numerous freeze-thaw cycles that we face here in

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Masonry Selection Process for Thin Veneer

The Masonry Selection Process for Stonemasons To ensure a successful thin stone veneer project, these are steps a stonemason will take before thin stone veneer is applied to the surface. Order samples. Dry fit on the floor. Install on mock-up board or inconspicuous area of project Select grout color Select grouting method (dry stack, jointed,

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Cooking Things up with Natural Thin Stone

Kitchens with Natural Thin Stone Accents and Wall Coverings Colonial New England is no stranger to the use of stone in design and construction, including in kitchens. Choosing a natural stone veneer that is native to these grounds for your kitchen design just makes sense. The timeless atmosphere it creates is sure to stir up creativity in design,

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Choosing the Perfect Stone for your Fireplace

Key things to keep in mind with tips from Tim Carter of askthebuilder.com     So you have decided to take the leap and FINALLY cover that old brick fireplace or include a natural stone fireplace in your new home. Here are three tips to help you make the perfect stone choice, some tips from

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Crafting Your Stone Formula

Mix of Boston Blend Mosaic, Boston Blend Round, Boston Blend Square & Rec, and Boston Blend Ledge Stone Formula: Mix & Match Colors and Shapes to Create a Unique Design When designing your home or commercial space, every structure has unique design elements. Sometimes, a little customization is just what is needed to make the

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5 Tips for Planning to Build an Outdoor Kitchen

By Mary Sauer Creating an outdoor kitchen in your backyard comes with so many benefits. Hardscaping structures are beautiful, and the perfect way to cultivate a gathering spot for your friends and family in your own backyard. They’re also highly customizable, and most contractors will work closely with you to design a space that is

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Business Partner Donates Materials for New Vet Center

FITCHBURG —Thanks to the generosity of numerous supporters and donors, Monty Tech’s new Veterinary Science Training Center is fast becoming a reality. One such supporter was at the school recently to donate masonry materials and to give students a demonstration on their use. David P. Croteau, founder and VP of sales for Stoneyard in Littleton,

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