Natural stone will last much longer than artificial stone. Artificial stone may look comparable initially but can wear and fade with exposure to the elements. After installation, artificial stone may also chip and break which reveals interior color inconsistencies.
Glacial Till Granite is the raw material that most of our natural stone products are fabricated from. Our stone was naturally formed by ancient volcanism that created many layers of igneous rock in the earth’s crust millions of years ago. This igneous rock was modified by an ice age marked with colder temperatures and glacier advances. When the atmosphere warmed the ice sheets began shifting this rock from the earth’s surface and large amounts of till were washed away and deposited as colorful granite boulders in the rivers flowing from the glacier. The main depository in our region is the Mississippi River which had many tributary rivers and lakes flowing into it. Over time these river beds and streams dried up leaving the rock buried in the soil. This is how nature made Glacial Till Granite and the deposits near our headquarters in Bagley, MN are abundant. Note: no environmentally sensitive land is harmed in the harvesting of this raw material and we remain committed to respecting our natural resources.
Our Building and Landscape stones can be used in a variety of ways such as; exterior home siding, interior walls and flooring, bathrooms, showers, kitchen backsplashes, exterior pavers, patios, porches, walkways, interior and exterior fireplaces, retaining walls, pool surrounds, and more.
The Glacial Till Granite we source is native to the upper Mississippi headwaters. Every one of our stones has its own unique characteristics and coloring unlike man-made artificial stone. In addition, our patented stone cutting methods create a one of a kind veneer product.
There are 290 different color variations in our stone that blend in with virtually any decor. Please contact us for custom color sorting options.
Any type of stone should be cared for. If sealed correctly, the original fit and finish will last for a very long time. That said, it certainly helps to periodically clean or pressure wash the stone to remove any dirt or other blemishes that may occur. Please contact us for sealant and cleaner recommendations.
We recommend using an experienced mason to install the product and protecting it with a proper sealant. Our stone is often used by DIY’s who prefer to install it themselves. Please contact us for detailed installation instructions.
Yes, we fabricate the stone in a variety of different designs, shapes, and textures. In most cases the rock can be further modified into different custom designs by an experienced mason.
Yes, our raw materials come directly from the earth and are fabricated in an environmentally friendly way. All of the waste water produced from cutting the rock is filtered and recycled back into the system.
It is a common misconception that artificial stone is much cheaper than real stone. In fact, there isn’t a considerable difference in pricing between the two especially with the thin veneer products.