Wednesday, September 26, 2007

And They Call it Puppy Love...

Another Creative Use for our Smooth Mexican Beach Pebbles




Who said that your puppy's "business" area needs to be an eye sore? Spruce up his/her life with our Mexican Beach Pebbles. Here a proud owner created a sanctuary for her Cavalier King Charles Spaniel, Gabriel.



A fence was first in place for training purposes but has since been removed. Gabriel now goes directly to his "pad" without being fenced. The area is defined by Granite Cobblestones and an Irregular Bluestone Flagging pathway.

Want to create a retreat for your pet? Visit our website for more info on all of our products. Also you can visit our Design Center for project ideas and inspiration.

Monday, September 24, 2007

W.I.P. Your Yard into Shape!



Are your hills falling? Then pick them back up with a New England Fieldstone Building Veneer retaining wall. Veneers are not only used on the exterior of residential and commercial structures but they can also be used on a masonry landscape stonewall.

These photos provided by Greenscape detail a work in progress (WIP), using our popular New England Fieldstone Square & Rectangular Building Veneer. They created a beautiful wall that is both structurally sound and visually appealing.

For more pictures of this project and many others, please visit the Greenscape Gallery in our Design Center.

Tuesday, September 18, 2007

FIRE UP Your Imagination


Picture yourself outside relaxing with family and friends around a warm and inviting outdoor fireplace and patio. These outdoor kitchens and fireplaces can make your dreams a reality. New England Natural Stone adds elegance and lasting beauty to any new property or remodeling project. Make your backyard the social gathering place of the neighborhood with Stoneyard.com New England Natural Stone Thin Veneer and Flagging.



Custom built outdoor grills and refrigerators make entertaining fun. Not only is it more convenient to cook for friends and neighbors but it also creates a unique focal point for your property.


Let's cool off with some amazing pool pictures. Bluestone Flagging was used to create an marvelous backdrop for this pool and patio set. The New England Fieldstone Boulders and Wallstone complement the colors of the Bluestone Flagging beautifully.

All of these pictures are courtesy of Shade & Sun Nursery. Shade & Sun Nursery is a full service Premier Design/Build Firm that provides their clients with custom and unique landscape solutions. To view more of their designs and contact information visit their gallery in our popular Design Center.

Monday, September 17, 2007

Time Lapsed Stone Wall Video

Don't let stonewall building get you down! It can be a quick and easy process with the help of a few friends. If you are a homeowner, New England Fieldstone Thin Wallstone is the best choice for do-it-yourself projects. It is easy to install with minimal work.

Watch this time-lapsed video recorded by a few of our customers. They sent us their home video documenting their stonewall building. They purchased about 5 pallets of the New England Fieldstone Thin Wallstone and built their wall over one weekend!


Watch as a bland yard builds character with the construction of a New England Fieldstone Stone Wall!


Watch The Time Lapsed Video Here




For more information on installation please see the Stoneyard.com FAQ's.

Tuesday, September 11, 2007

Dive Into These Pool Pics



This popular pool and patio combination is a favorite among our customers. It utilizes our very popular Quartzite Pavers along with beautiful custom cut Sandstone Coping. Quartzite and Sandstone complement each other with similar coloring and design. It is a popular combination when the customer is looking for something striking and unique.



South Shore Gunite Pool and Spa created this amazing custom Gunite pool and natural stone patio. They have completed multiple projects using our pavers, coping, and veneer products. They do residential and commercial work with quality that is second to none.



For more information on our pavers please visit our Pavers Section.




South Shore Gunite Pool and Spa specializes in custom pools, water features and fountains. They have over 100 employees who handle every step of the pool installation process. From excavation to patio placement, South Shore Gunite Pool and Spa is your one stop shop for any pool project.



For more information about South Shore Gunite Pool and Spa including more project pictures and contact information, please see their gallery in our popular Design Center.

Design Center Listing

Monday, September 10, 2007

Outdoor Kitchen and Patio

Magma Design Group of Pawtucket, RI has just finished a large project using our New England Fieldstone Thin Wallstone. The company is owned and operated by Neil and Samantha Best.

You can view more pictures of this project here

Please view their listing in our Buyer's Guide for more information about the company and how to contact them for your home project.

Buyer's Guide Listing

Wednesday, September 05, 2007

The Truth about Stone Veneer

We have all noticed the dramatic increase in popularity of natural stone building veneer. Whether it is on a fireplace or the exterior of a new home or commercial building, stone veneer is the best choice for elegant, long-lasting beauty. Stoneyard.com carries over 20 different types of building and thin veneer, all of which have their own unique qualities and attributes.



Building veneer differs from thin veneer primarily in the thickness of the stone; it requires a 3- to 6-inch masonry shelf for installation. Our building veneer is available in Ledgestone, Mosaic, Round and Square/Rectangular cuts. Building veneer is great for use in exterior facades, front entrances, garden walls, custom-built homes and commercial properties such as shopping malls and office buildings.

Thin veneer is available in Ledgestone, Mosaic and Square/Rectangular cuts. It is thinner in size, ranging between 0.5 and 1.75 inches versus an average thickness of 3 to 6 inches for the building veneer. It is great to use when footings are not available. This stone can be applied directly over masonry or other surfaces. Thin veneer is an excellent choice for restoration, interior work and new construction.

Natural stone veneer gives any stone project the breathtaking look of New England architecture. Mosaic veneer consists of “broken ice” pieces of stone that create an irregular pattern closely resembling stone in its natural state. Round veneer adds old-world character to any project.



Square/Rectangular and Ledgestone cuts are fabricated in our New England facility. Mosaic pieces are cut into roughly square and rectangular shapes that give a more uniform look to your stone veneer project. Ledgestone is popular with customers looking for a wide palette of colors including gray, brown, beige, green, white, orange and black. Once Ledgestone is split, the vibrant colors are exposed for the world to appreciate.



To learn more about these and all our other natural stone products, please visit our website at www.stoneyard.com.