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BY LAURA ROTE gbdmagazine.com The Empire State Building, the Pentagon, the Lincoln Memorial. Polycor’s natural stone can be found on some of the most beautiful, iconic buildings in the world. But it’s not just historic buildings where you’ll find Polycor. The Canada-based company with quarries across North America and Europe has more than 1,200 employees worldwide and has brought
From: CADdetails Building a home or any residential area requires careful planning and meticulous building. Different materials will yield different results. No matter what homeowners are looking for, materials like wood and stone have numerous possibilities — by themselves and by combining them. These are the five most durable building materials that have withstood the
In this video David Croteau explains how Darren Blackwell of Blackwell Landscape Construction has planned and prepared for the installation of Boston Blend™ Square & Rectangular flats and corners for an interior column project at Stoneyard®. If these columns were outdoors they would require a waterproofing barrier on the cement board prior to installing the thin veneer. Blackwell Landscape Construction Corners for New
How to Calculate Your Waste Factor Performing the Calculations: 1.) Multiply wall height (step 1) X wall width (step 2): ____________ X ____________ = ____________ Total square feet of surface area 2.) Multiply height of all corners (step 3) X 75% coverage gained per lineal foot of corners: ____________ X 0.75 = ____________ Total suface area
When working with natural stone, some cutting, splitting, and trimming is required to get the stones to fit together in the desired fashion. How closely you would like the stones to fit together is just one of the factors that will dictate how much material will be lost during installation. For more information on some
DIY Cottage Boston Blend Mosaic Hi Dave, Thanks to everyone at Stoneyard for helping me get some of the DIY projects completed at my Lake Winnie cottage. First I replaced a faux rock fireplace backing with Boston blend Mosaic veneer. Then I tackled a basement redo into a veneer/ antique wood bar area needing a
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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 Tim Carter
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Stone Business Magazine Aging Well WELLESLEY HILLS, Mass. – When the look says “castle,” but the construction says drywall, a thin-veneer stone can go a long way. At least that’s the experience of Ed Loughran, owner of the locally based Charles River Wine Cellars, Inc., who’s taken his stone expertise from landscapes to basements in
Building Stone Magazine Article: Stone Brings Rustic Charm To Elegant New England Eatery Written by Jennifer AdamsDownload PDF of article Elegant, warm and inviting are the three words designer Dana Boucher of Breath of Fresh Art uses to describe the interior dining space of the Copper Door restaurant in Bedford, NH. At the heart of
How to install a dry-laid fieldstone wall The aged fieldstone wall rambling through the countryside will forever be a symbol of our New England lifestyle. Freestanding fieldstone walls serve as property lines and fences. Retaining fieldstone walls not only are beautiful; they also serve a very important function to hold back and stabilize steep embankments.
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