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  • Creating Inviting Entrances with Natural Stone

    First impressions matter, especially when it comes to entryways, landscapes, hardscapes, and other types of construction. A space’s entrance should complement its surroundings and set the tone for the rest of the design. By incorporating natural stone into an entryway, design teams can create inviting entrances that make a statement.

  • How to Add Value to Your Project with Natural Stone

    These days, many project owners are looking to achieve as much value as possible out of their ventures. And one of the best ways to maximize a project’s value is by specifying an enduring, durable and high-performance product like natural stone.

  • One Stone, Many Expressions

    Think choosing one stone for your project means a boring design? Not if you choose multiple finishes! Different finishes can create a variety of shades and tones and strikingly different looks while unifying the space. Here are four of our top reasons to incorporate multiple finishes into your next project.

  • 4 Ideas for Creating High-Impact Small Spaces

    From sculptural seating to artistic landscape elements and water features, designers are using stone to bring the natural element into their small-space designs. Here are four ideas for incorporating natural stone into your small-space design to create big-impact results.

  • What Makes Stone Sustainable?

    In today’s world, project owners increasingly realize the importance of building with sustainability in mind. Architects are pushing the movement forward with designs that keep the health and well-being of the planet and its inhabitants in mind.

  • Setting the Paved Foundation

    Many factors contribute to the right choice of natural stone installation for a project. Methods include mortar set, sand set, bituminous set, and pedestal set. Understanding the differences in installation methods, and the best applications for each, is essential for a successful project.

  • The New Sustainability: Why Everything We Do Matters

    When the green building movement first came into the limelight decades ago, the focus for materials was primarily on recycled content and renewable resources. But today the sustainability of products has evolved based on changes in green building programs.

  • Natural Stone May Be More Cost-Effective Than You Think

    In today’s uncertain environment, project budgets may be under new scrutiny. If you or your client loves natural stone, but think it’s out of your budget, you may want to think again. Look to the project’s life cycle for clues that stone may be more affordable than you imagine.

  • Water Features and Natural Stone: Considerations for Design and Fabrication

    Water features hold a powerful place in landscape design. Through movement and sound, water transforms even the busiest urban landscape into a serene escape. A tranquil pool offers a place for reflection, or a dynamic fountain evokes a spirit of play.

  • Incorporating Granite in Modern Campus Design

    In recent years, campuses across the country have experienced a rebirth in design. Designers are experimenting with traditional materials such as natural stone and incorporating them in modern applications.

  • Honoring Veterans Through a Lasting Memorial

    As our nation recognizes Veterans Day, many of us will gather in our communities at veterans’ memorials. Veterans’ memorials serve an important purpose, as they pay tribute today to the men and women who have served in the U.S. armed forces.

  • The Importance of NSC 373 Certification: Why Coldspring Certified

    In recent years, the marketplace has become increasingly environmentally conscious. While leading companies in the natural stone industry have always adhered to environmental best practices, we knew it had become important that we as an industry verify these processes by an outside party

  • Boston Children's Hospital featured in Contemporary Stone & Tile Design

    When guests and visitors approach the entrance of the Boston Children’s Hospital they are greeted by a “hide and seek” style wall made of Mesabi Black® granite.

  • Elmira Corning Regional Airport by Fennick McCredie Architecture

    Coldspring provided approximately 12,000 sq.ft. of Lake Placid Blue and 8,500 sq.ft. of Sierra White® for the addition to the Elmira Corning Regional Airport.

  • Domestic and Imported Stone: Sourcing the Right Stone for Your Project

    In today’s business climate, the focus on domestic-manufactured products has reached an all-time high. While the discussion of tariffs for imported goods remains in progress, decision-makers are faced with carefully weighing all the options.

  • Minnesota Granite Earns Top Ranks

    Coldspring implemented grand measures to ensure a quality and efficient fabrication and delivery process for the Davis Barracks at USMA, West Point.

  • CNC Technology Brings New Era of Stone Design

    Computer Numerical Control (CNC) technology has made its mark on stone design and fabrication, providing numerous benefits to those who take advantage of its capabilities.

  • Whimsical granite sculpture becomes sustainable public landscape

    A modern roundabout in Los Angeles was adorned with nine larger-than-life granite sculptures to help control smog and exhaust impacts on the surrounding community.

  • Natural Stone Provides Sustainability

    Two varieties of Coldspring granite were specified for the design of the City Creek Center in Salt Lake City, UT.

  • Material Certification Assures Consumers Sustainable Stone

    More than ever before, sustainability is a top concern for today’s educated consumer. It seems everyone from the college co-ed to the Baby Boomer-retiree wants to know if the products they consumer are produced in an environmentally responsible manner.

  • National Museum of African American History and Culture

    Granite played an integral role in meeting design goals for the landscape of the National Museum of African American History and Culture.

  • The Grove At Connell Center - Berkeley Heights, NJ

    The Connell Real Estate and Development Company had an idea to transform Connell Center Corporate Park in Berkeley Heights, N.J., into a pedestrian-friendly campus with multiple recreational experiences and environments.

  • CNC Technology Brings New Era in Stone Fabrication

    Collaboration between commercial building architects/landscape architects, designers and fabricators can lead to detailed stone designs with the assistance of state-of-the-art CNC machines.

  • The Stone Industry Adopts A New Sustainability Standard

    In the February 2018 issue of Landscape Architecture Magazine, Meg Calkins, FASLA, shares about the Natural Stone Industry’s new sustainability standard.

  • Specifying Certified Stone: Reaching Sustainability Goals with Environmentally Responsible Materials

    A recently developed sustainability standard gives project teams the verification needed to ensure that stone being sourced for a project is environmentally responsible.

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