We asked architects, designers, contractors and subcontractors what we could do to help them specify and install with confidence. They said, "Tell me what I need to know, before I specify or install." In response we developed the Stone Source Usage Guide which gives you the info you need to know prior to making a selection.

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Material Considerations

Explains what to expect with materials. Go to Material Considerations Overview or browse by topic as noted below:

Setting Expectations for Natural Stone
Below are some general guidelines based on the types of stone we carry:

Setting Expectations for Glass Tile
All glass tiles will crack if not properly installed. This gives all the information you should know prior to specifying or installing.

Care + Maintenance

Gives guidelines for ensuring that materials last over time.

General Guidelines

Care + Maintenance Products


Applications Guide

Lists the materials most commonly used in each application. Go to Applications Guide Overview or browse by topic as noted below:

Glossary of Terms

Defines the most commonly used terms in the industry.

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