These are some terms that are important to your understanding of what we do and will insure that we understand your needs and desires.

Monument:
Is an upright die and base together. It is also referred to as a tombstone, headstone or gravestone.
Slant Marker:
A grave site marker that is slanted and is on a granite base.
Beveled Marker:
Is a marker with a slight bevel.
Grass Marker:
A marker that is flush with the ground.
Balanced Rock Pitch (brp):
This is the rough edge of a stone.
Pol 1:
Polished face of stone
Pol 2:
Polished face and back of stone
Pol 3:
Polished face, back and top of stone
Pol 5:
Polished face, back, top and sides or all polished stone
Examples Of Measurements:
3-0 x 0-8 x 2-0 = 3ft. by 8inches by 2ft. (length x width x height).
Etchings:
A skilled artisan uses a diamond tipped etching tool to scratch the granite's polished surface and create a timeless portrait that is a true piece of art. Etchings can have color added to them for a more realistic representation.
Laser Etching:
Laser etching is when we take a customer's photo or a picture and actually laser it on the stone. It is done by lasering the polished area of the stone and is not a deep engraving unlike the sandblast method.
Sandblast:
A sandblaster uses a high pressured blower to blast sand into granite for inscribing letters, numbers, pictures and designs.
Hand Tooling:
A highly skilled artisan shapes and carves numbers and letters out of stone, by hand — creating different styles of lettering. Examples would be round raised lettering, square raised lettering and V-sunk lettering.
Thermal Finish:
A rough finish used for pavers so it is a non slippery surface. We take a blow torch to the granite and rough it up a little for a rougher texture.