Q: Can Gothicstone ship stone? What is the minimum quantities? A: Yes, Gothicstone ships stone all over the world. The minimum quantity to ship would be one pallet. The Gothicstone Pavers are packaged, by the pallet, in the french pattern and each pallet holds 160 square feet of pavers and weigh 2400 lbs. Typically for 18×18 inch stone tile, the pallet holds 320 square feet of stone.
At Gothicstone, we have a wide range of natural stone paving tiles for driveways, walkways, steps and patios. We offer this kind of a range and take great care in our fabrication and installation as we recognize how much value the right kind of outdoor paving can add to the aesthetic appeal of your home. In fact, it is often the yard, garden and driveway that determine the difference between a neat appearance and an untidy appearance for a residential space.
Q: What is the difference between travertine, limestone and marble? A: Limestone is the youngest of all these stones. Actually, limestone is a sedimentary stone usually found in ocean beds. Typically, limestone is not very interesting however, most of the buildings around the world (ie: Washington, DC, Empire State Building) have been built with sedimentary limestone. It is the most common building material in the world. Travertine is a type of “morphed” limestone but it is created from Artesian wells which means lime has been deposited by water. Travertine makes an excellent use for any indoor or outdoor area because it never gets hot (no metal content in the stone), it is twice the strength of concrete and is non-slippery. Travertine is durable for any application both commercially and residential – it is about 50 million years old. Marble, on the other hand, is about 100 million years old and is[...]
The best architectural accents are multi-functional. They not only enhance the finish of your décor but also satisfy the need for practicality and are easy to maintain. At GothicStone we know that of all the materials used for architectural accents, natural stone serves best in adding that signature element to the style in your room and optimizing the functionality.
A growing awareness of the importance of living in harmony with nature is one of the positive trends in this day and age. It is no co-incidence that the popularity of natural stone architectural features such as pavers and tiles is growing right along with this trend. Limestone, granite, travertine, marble and bluestone pavers and tiles not only suggest fine taste and sophisticated style both in and outside your home, but also seem to draw you towards nature itself.
No matter what kind of architectural feature you may have created with natural stone pavers, such as a walkway, a full-fledged patio or even a small sitting area, durability is always a top requirement. This is why paver edging is crucial. This process, utilizing paver restraints, secures the pavers and prevents them from shifting out of position, while protecting the sand base from eroding. The result is that your landscape feature lasts for years just the way it was created.
At Gothicstone we have a wide range of high-end patio pavers and tiles that is sure to impress you! We bring to you different varieties of natural stone, along with a range of sizes and several different colors, so that you can consider many alternative styles and looks before making a choice. What you will have finally is a neatly laid out, inviting natural stone patio that will not only create a luxurious, high end atmosphere but will be quick and convenient to install as well as dismantle, in case you move to a new home.
It is fascinating how top quality installation can make your choice of a beautiful patio paver look even more impressive. However, the miracle of installation is that if it’s not expertly done, no matter how beautiful your choice of paver, it will not impress.
A lovely, inviting natural stone patio is often the crown jewel of a living space. It is an opportunity for you to showcase your creativity, as you define the space that will always bring you a smile of delight. At Gothicstone we offer you all the choices you need to let your imagination run wild, with a wide range of alternatives in natural stone patio tiling.
Ever since the time of the ancient Greeks, marble flooring has had an untarnished association with luxury, being an awe-inspiring symbol of sophistication and affluence. It is the common factor between the most beautiful palaces of old and the most luxurious homes of today. Yet, at Gothicstone we strive to bring that quality which has captured the imagination of the finest architects to a wider audience by making the best marble more cost effective than ever.