As stone professionals, we believe that stone is as natural as building material gets, and yet it has not received much attention from the ‘green’ industry until now. A recent article published by BuildingGreen.com has finally given natural stone its due and the future looks promising.
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!
Consider the benefits of permeable pavers and permeable hardscape in residential design and incorporate where ever possible. What could be more positive than the results attained from a well planned exterior space; garden, hardscape, or driveway design that is both beautiful and kind to the environment?
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
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.
The California Landscape Contractors Association (CLCA), Orange County Chapter, “Beautification Awards” were awarded to many outstanding landscape projects in Orange County CA recently. Proudly, our company supplied the stone to this award winning project located in Laguna Beach California.