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Building Stone

Algonquin Natural Stone offers 5 basic styles:

Split-face — stone is split with the grain.  The finished product shows a deeper hue of the base colour and mineral grain colour highlights if the finished product is faced (made 3 dimensional by chiseling).

Ashlar — the stone is split across the grain.  The finished product shows the thin mineral lines or grain against a more subdued base colour.

Ledge Rock — the weathered side of a stone block (either Split-faced or Ashlar) that has been sawn from a stone block.  The finished product exhibits all shades of brown.

Field Stone — any thickness is cut from the heart of the stone.  The finished product shows the vivid colours normally found at the centre of the stone.

River Rock — the weathered natural colour (usually somewhat subdued) is exposed.


Bed Thickness:  

Algonquin offers any style of stone in any thickness– from 1¼“ Thinstone to 3 or 4” Full Bed and up to 10” thick Full Bed.


Shapes:  

Any shape is possible but the most popular are “Random” which includes Field Stone circular, “5 Point”, “Square Pattern” (precise height, factory-sawn top and bottom edges, saw-trimmed squared ends), Square Pattern Jumpers (up to 16” in height) and Drystack (precise height, factory-sawn top and bottom edges to ensure absolutely horizontal and parallel lines when installed).


Finishes: natural guillotined, faced (chiseled), sawn, sawn and sealed, or polished and sealed.

Product Selection

5 Point, Faced

hand split

Square Pattern, faced, 2½,3,5,7"

guillotine split

Weathered Ledge Rock, faced, 2¾,4,7"

saw cut top & bottom

Ashlar, random

guillotine split

Weathered Ledge Rock, unfaced, random height

guillotine split

Ledge Rock, Ashlar & 5 Point

guillotine split

River Rock, full bed and thinstone

guillotine split