The budget for natural paving stone material and installation, can be managed by creative design and careful assessment of installation options and selection/variety of natural stone materials. A qualified stone professional will have suggestions that vary in price, color, look and feel to provide the beauty and quality you desire.
After 10 years of importing the finest antique reclaimed granite cobblestone and sandstone cobblestone from Europe, Monarch Stone International announces a second website dedicated to the Historic European Cobblestone® collection!
Excited to share project photos from a beautiful Bay Harbor Michigan estate which features our reclaimed granite cobblestone on the driveway and motor court landing. The Landscape Architect, Mike Bush of BushBeagle Designs in Noblesville Indiana, specified authentic reclaimed 5”x 5”
Monarch Stone International has recently joined HOUZZ.com. If you are unfamiliar with HOUZZ, you will quickly learn what an incredible wealth of information it has to offer, a “leading destination site for home design enthusiasts– professionals and homeowners alike.”
With today’s technology, the paving industry has developed thinner stones for dry or sand base or wet or concrete based installations @ 2” thick.Historic antique reclaimed cobblestone is available in a thin paver height as well, greatly expanding consumers options.
As specialists in natural stone products, and one of the largest importers and distributors of reclaimed cobblestone, our company believes that natural stone and reclaimed stone are products that support a healthier,cleaner environment. The American Society of Landscape Architects web site published this article, Sustainable Residential Design: Using Low-Impact Materials, which discusses how “integrated site design” can improve water, entergy efficiency and reduce waste. It explains
Stacking stones, or rock balancing, is the patient art of stacking rocks in meticulous formations. Balancing stones has been a part of human expression for ages. The activity might have had religious or territorial meaning at one time. Today,there is a growing group who approach this craft as a creative activity like music, painting or sculpture.
A recent conversation about preservation of historic cobblestone streets here in the United States, resulted in our discovering interesting images and articles written by others who are similarly smitten by genuine cobblestone use and re-use. As the major importer of reclaimed cobblestone from Europe (Historic European Cobblestone) we are drawn to anything related to this topic.
An old, antique hammer used for cobblestone trimming, from the Davis Town Museum – a regional history, tool, and art museum in the hill country of central coastal Maine. We thought it was interesting to ponder the tremendous amount of skill, strength and patience needed to use this hammer. With it, skilled laborers were able to create the wonderful variety of shapes and sizes of cobblestone which were common many hundreds of years ago.
Porphyry is a type of volcanic igneous rock, which along with granite and other rock formations, make up approximately 95% of the world’s “crust.”Porphyry pavers, have high wear resistance and surface regularity that allows comfortable foot travel.