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Flagstone/Natural Stone Walkway Ideas

June 6, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

  Creating a walkway or path out of natural stone or flagstone is a popular choice for many homeowners. With the unique natural material and the limitless design options, no two features ever look the exact same. Here are some things to think through as you consider different natural stone walkway ideas. Choose Formal or

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Interior Natural Flagstone Ideas

May 28, 2013 by Grand River Natural Stone

Imagine a flooring material suitable for both formal and informal design styles that is durable, easy to maintain and looks much more expensive than its actual cost. Flagstone is a natural stone material with all of these characteristics, but it is often overlooked when homeowners are planning their interiors. Why? Many of us think about

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How to Install Stone Steps

December 24, 2012 by Grand River Natural Stone

A great accent for your walkways and paths is a set of stone steps on any gradation on your property. Proper planning and preparation of the ground are vital to installing stone steps that last. Get ready for some dirty work! 1. Plan the location and materials First you’re going to have to choose the

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Choosing the Best Pool Coping Stones

by Grand River Natural Stone

If you are looking to finish your pool with coping stones there are things that you should think about besides just how aesthetically pleasing they are. With the market being flooded with options it can be hard to choose. Keep it simple and look at these two key considerations and you’ll have a pool that

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A Buyers Guide for Patio Stones

by Grand River Natural Stone

  The term patio stones is a broad catch all for many types of outdoor building materials. The phrase can include flagstone and natural rock, brick and concrete pavers. The pros, cons and best location for each will be laid out at so you may judge which is best for your patio, walkway, or driveway

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Using Armour Stone to Build a Retaining Wall

by Grand River Natural Stone

Armour stone is a large, thick and heavy rock which lends well to its wall building capabilities. Their sheer size can be supplemented by a simple locking mechanism, such as a built-in lip on the bottom, to ensure a solidly built wall. Getting started Whether you’re looking to build a retaining wall or a raised

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Great Selection of Exquisite Natural Stone for Building and Landscaping

by Grand River Natural Stone

Grand River Natural Stone has one of the largest selections of building and landscaping materials in Southwestern Ontario. Four well-stocked locations in Kitchener, Stoney Creek, London or Fergus offer an extensive inventory of natural stone, brick and concrete products for building exteriors, patios, pools, retaining walls, pathways and other landscaping needs. Plus we have first

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