Stone

No matter what type of stone you choose, natural stone offers many benefits and style choices for your home.

Materials range from old-world marbles to splashy granite. Colors span Autumn Brown, African Red, and Blue Pearl. Finishes can be honed (basic smooth finish) or flamed (rough and uneven), pillowed (rounded edges) or grooved. Veins run from fine-grained to patterns that resemble foliage. The look can say formal or funk; the feel can be cool as an Asian waterfall or warm like a winter hearth (thanks to radiant-heat systems).