We’re proud to be a member of The Natural Stone Institute, a trade association representing every aspect of the natural stone industry. The organization offers a wide array of technical and training resources, professional development opportunities, regulatory advocacy.  Access to resources through NSI, allow us to provide our clients with the latest understanding of natural stone products and their applications.

“There is no bad stone, only inappropriate selections for a given application and unrealistic expectations for a given stone type in a specific application…”  Natural Stone Institute.

Selecting natural stone for your home or commercial project is an investment decision requiring careful research, time and the expertise of stone professionals. Specifying the right stone requires an understanding of the vast choices in types, color and application. After more than 35 years in the stone industry, we have seen some interesting residential choices of stone and stone finishes for flooring.  In most cases a particular stone is selected first because of its color, but the density or  finish (honed, flamed, brushed or bush-hammer) may or may not be the right choice for the application. Ultimately, a collaboration between the stone supplier, architect, designer and other professionals, in combination with resources from NSI, can advise a client to make the best decision for their design.

Natural stone use in any building application, especially for flooring, is a process that should be given careful consideration. Give us a call – we’re happy to assist in your stone selection and purchasing process. With our global reach with factories and quarries worldwide, Monarch Stone International will provide you with a stone investment that will last a lifetime!