Visionmakers’ global reach means we can carve almost anything you need, in any stone, from the most appropriate origin. Of course your order size, lead time and budget can be major factors when deciding on the correct stone to select. If you are unsure, please call us for guidance at our offices.
Cantera stone is a uniquely quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico and Central America. It is perfectly engineered by nature as a medium for use in building. Its properties are unique, in that it offers color, texture, durability, and best of all, a softness that allows for detailed carving and cutting. It is used in hotels, shopping malls, office buildings, and custom homes throughout the U.S. Cantera comes in a myriad of natural colors and tones, and its texture is truly beautiful. It sports unique inclusions and color flecks, making its authenticity easy to see, and gives a natural, eternal feel. Cantera is durable, and has stood for centuries in many cathedrals, haciendas and other buildings throughout Latin America.
Thin slabs of stone used for flagging or paving walks, driveways, patios, etc. It is generally fine-grained sandstone, bluestone, quartzite or slate, but thin slabs of other stones may be used.
A fine to coarse-grained, igneous rock formed by volcanic action consisting of quartz, feldspar, and mica, with accessory minerals. Granite-type rocks included those of similar texture and origin.
A sedimentary rock composed of calcium carbonate; includes many varieties (see oolitic limestone, dolomitic limestone, crystalline limestone.) Recrystallized limestone and compact, dense, relatively pure microcrystalline varieties that are capable of taking a polish are included in commercial marbles.
A metamorphic recrystallized limestone composed predominantly of crystalline grains of calcite or dolomite, or both, having interlocking or mosaic texture, marble.
A crystalline form, commonly micro crystalline, of calcium carbonate deposited usually from cold-water solutions. It is generally translucent and shows a characteristic layering.
A sedimentary rock consisting usually of quartz, cemented with silica, iron oxide or calcium carbonate, Sandstone is durable, has a very high crushing and tensile strength and a wide range of colours and textures.
A form of limestone precipitated from ground waters as in caves or in orifices of springs (see limestone).