Category: GeneralPublished on Sep 03 2018

Have you ever wondered what terminology is important when it comes to stone?


Have you ever wondered what terminology is important when it comes to stone?

Here is a list of a few commonly used terms in the stone industry:

Ashler- A stone cut to a square or rectangular shape in either random or uniform sizes.

Belgian Blocks- Stone cut in square or rectangular shapes, usually about the size of a large brick, and used for paving.

Cobblestone- Small rounded stone used for paving.

Cut Stone- Any stone that has been cut or milled by hand to a specific size.

Dressed Stone- Usually quarried stone that has been squared off on all sided and has a smooth face.

Face- The exposed side of the stone.

Fieldstone- Stone as it is found in its natural environment.

Flagstone- Any stone milled to a uniform thickness for walkways or patio surfaces.

Pavers- Any stone milled to a uniform size and shape, typically about the size of a brick and used for patios and walkways.

River Stones- Small to Medium-sized collected stones that are worn or rounded from water.

Rough Stone- Stone as it comes from the quarry.

Rubble- Stone blasted on a construction site. Also, any low-grade stone used to fill in walls.

Specimen Stone- A stone with unusual color, surface or form that is used alone or in an arrangement of other specimen stones for its sculptural or decorative qualities.

For more information on using these and other stones to make your backyard oasis, contact Modern Landscapes. They can help you choose the right type of stone for your project.

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