Often conceived to last a lifetime, many commercial and government structures are erected from limestone. The iconic status of many U.S. buildings and monuments — the Pentagon, the Empire State Building, the Lincoln Memorial — is a testament to the durability of limestone.
Our booth at the NAHB 2018 International Builders’ Show® (IBS) gave us a rare opportunity to hear a number of perspectives about natural stone. While we recently shared key takeaways from the IBS, there are several more sustained or emerging commercial and residential design trends that architects, contractors and homeowners are partnering with Eden-Valders Stone to accomplish.
Sustainable building has been at the forefront of the construction industry for the past decade, due in large part to the U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC) LEED® Green Building Rating System™.
Natural stone is a natural wonder — tough enough to endure long periods of exposure to even the harshest of elements in nature, and made only more beautiful for having done so.
As the principal building material for landmarks from the ancient Great Pyramids to modern marvels like the Empire State Building, the enduring beauty and durability of limestone has reached across time and borders to preserve moments in history. Given its staying power, it’s no wonder that limestone is still the preferred choice for adding structure and elegance to commercial buildings and private residences.
Natural stone makes a statement unlike any other building material. Its beauty, durability and design impact appeals to homeowners and contractors, but the price tag can deter use altogether or drive the decision to choose a cheaper man-made option like cast stone.
It’s been said that “perfection is a flaw.” When it comes to selecting a stone product for your building or landscape project, this is more true than ever. Despite millions being spent by the pre-cast stone industry to create products that resemble natural stone, it inevitably results in a “perfect” cookie-cutter appearance and characteristics that can easily be identified as artificial or fake.
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.