Monday, October 13, 2008

New England Fieldstone Flagging - An Excellent Conversation Piece

New England Fieldstone is known for its wide range of colors. This comes from the many different minerals that make up the stone. Add to this the fact that Fieldstone has been exposed to the weather for the last 100+ years, and you have a product with a natural aged beauty. New England Fieldstone from Stoneyard.com has been tested by mother nature while being exposed to many freeze/thaw cycles. Only the stones that pass the test are found here at Stoneyard.com.

Paul Sweeney of Cornerstone Masonry was asked by his customer to create a natural sitting area that is in harmony with the backyard while providing a comfortable place to relax and exchange conversation. Paul chose the New England Fieldstone because it blends beautifully into the natural environment. The fieldstone was installed on a concrete pad in a bed of cement with the joints mortared together. This created a circular patio that will be free of weeds, very low maintenance, and lends itself to pleasant conversation.



The fieldstone was further enhanced to show off its colors by sealing it with a premium silicone sealer that also enhanced the color of the stone. If you want the stone sealed without changing the appearance of the stone you can do this by using the same premium sealer without the color enhancer. Either product adds a barrier of protection that will help keep the stone clean and looking natural for many years to come.

If you need assistance with your stone project, Paul Sweeney of Cornerstone Masonry should be on your short list. Paul has been creating stone masterpieces such as this for the last 30 years. Check out his portfolio of work in our Design Center. Paul Sweeney is a master stone craftsman who loves working with stone and all of its different applications.

Cornerstone Masonry
Paul M. Sweeney
Hubbardston, MA 01452
978.928.4325

Wednesday, October 08, 2008

Join Stoneyard.com in the City of Lights!

Stoneyard.com will be exhibiting at the StonExpo in Las Vegas, NV.

"StonExpo/Marmomacc Americas, the stone industry's most important event, is the number one place where thousands of industry professionals come to find the latest stone products, services and technology. The show is the only North American event dedicated exclusively to stone and stone products." (stonexpo.com)

StonExpo 2008
Mandalay Bay Convention Center
Las Vegas, NV

Thursday, October 16 ~ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Friday, October 17 ~ 10:00 AM - 5:00 PM
Saturday, October 18 ~ 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM

Booth # 510

For more information on the StonExpo 2008 please visit their website at http://www.stonexpo.com/Stone08/public/enter.aspx