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Carve your dreams in stone with careful project planning


So, maybe you’re just about to create your new dream home out of stone, inside and out, design a state-of-the-art commercial facility with a stone façade or landscape your home or office space with timeless stone pavers. The way you go about choosing the right stone that’s fit for your purpose can mean the difference between a disappointment and an outstanding result.

After all, a well planned, thought out and executed stone project guarantees you lifetimes of enjoyment. This week’s Rhodes blog presents two key tips to get you started.

1. Choose a stone supplier who really listens to your needs

If you’ve chosen a supplier of building stone who delivers standard, off the shelf stone pieces to your project site, sends you the bill and whispers “good luck” as they wave goodbye, then stop. Right now. To make a real difference and achieve a standout result that screams “Wow, who did this for you?” choose a building stone supplier who takes on your project as if it were theirs. One who goes the extra mile to really understand your needs. And works alongside you to choose the most suitable stone and finish, achieving an outcome surpassing your expectations.

2. Seek advice from a genuine stone specialist

When you start researching natural stone solutions for building, you’ll soon realise that while there are many businesses out there that sell stone, not many are true stone specialists. And that makes a huge difference to the outcome of your project.

To choose the right stone, work with a stone specialist who’s not afraid to say, “That won’t work”. One that has the depth of expertise to tell you why, and can then advise you on which stones would achieve a better outcome, the first time. For example, knowing which stone types best withstand which swimming pool filtration systems – whether chlorine, salt or ionised. What’s more, you don’t need to know what questions to ask, because they ask them first. They are there to ease your burden, not make you do all of the hard work. And that makes all the difference.

That’s it for now. But stay tuned. In the next Rhodes blog you’ll learn two additional tips that are critical to planning your next high-end residential or commercial project. Until then, if you have any questions, call Rhodes Architectural Stone. We’re proven stone specialists and we’re ready to help make a real difference to your next high-end residential or commercial project.

Seattle: +1 206-709-3000 Melbourne: +61 3 8199-9555 China: +86 592-533-0273

Or visit: www.rhodes-stone.com

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As you'd expect in a natural product, stone does vary in colour and texture, even in the same quarry block. That's what makes stone so unique.
We recommend using the images on our website to initially chose the colour, texture and look you prefer, then talk to us to see our current samples. Mockups are also a great option before making your final decision. We strive to provide a product of the highest quality, but please remember it's stone, not paint. The colour and texture of the next layer in the quarry was defined millions of years ago.

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