Adding a natural stone design element to a building or landscape project creates a look of sophistication and quality that’s difficult to achieve with other materials. In an effort to cut up-front costs, some designers and builders consider using cast stone for pool coping and outdoor pavers — a man-made material that can mimic the appearance of natural stone and can seem to have similar characteristics at first glance. A closer look, however, often exposes limitations and long-term problems.
The landscape design that surrounds a home is often a reflection of those who live there. Rock gardens filled with colorful, hardy perennials can provide a more natural and care-free look, while stately stone pillars, pavers and fountains accented with neatly trimmed hedges offer a more formal expression.
A variety of pool decking options are available with an even greater variety of pricing and performance. You can choose from natural stone, concrete, composite materials, wood, brick, rubber and more.
The use of natural limestone as an architectural material has been relied upon for millenniums—from the Parthenon to the Pentagon—and its versatility as a construction material has stood the test of time. It’s used in contemporary and traditional architecture for both residential and commercial applications.
Using natural stone materials for building projects—whether commercial or residential—allows architects, builders and designers to create unique designs that stand out from the plethora of cookie-cutter construction projects that dot the landscape.
Eden-Valders’ limestone is used in an impressive range of building applications, from architectural elements and coping to pavers, panels and stairs. Architects working on both spectacular residences and Class A commercial buildings select this remarkable stone for its beauty, durability, strength and absorption resistance. Perhaps you’ve even experienced Eden Valders limestone—here are just four notable examples of projects for which Eden-Valders stone was specified in the architect’s plans.