FAQs

What is the difference between Veine cut and Fleuri cut?

Veine cut is when the cut stone slab is cut perpendicular to the natural bed plane as it sat in the ground, giving the face of the stone a striated look. Fleuri cut is when the cut stone slab is cut parallel to the natural bed plane, giving it a more even, organic look.

What is the difference between full-bed applications and thin-stone applications?

Full-bed applications have a 3 1/2″ bed depth and require structural footings, air space and wall ties.  A thin stone application has a ¾″ to 1 ¼″ bed depth, is adhered to the wall and does not require structural footings.

How should you clean Minnesota and Alabama limestone products?

Minnesota Stone and Alabama Stone can be effectively cleaned with light detergents, including Dawn dish soap with bleach alternative or with any number of stone cleaning agents. Acids should not be used to clean the material.

Do you need to seal Minnesota and Alabama limestone products?

When used for exterior applications, we recommend sealing horizontal installations that may be subject to salts from ice melting compounds, pool chemicals, ocean mist, etc. with DryTreak SK40. For interior floors, counters and horizontal applications or areas that are likely to come in contact with soils, we recommend sealing with BulletProof from Stonetech by DuPont.

How much does the stone weigh?

Stone weighs 160 pounds per cubic foot.

Can Minnesota and Alabama limestone be used for interior flooring?

Yes, this is a common and appropriate use of the material as long as it is sealed.

What type of stone is Minnesota Stone?

Our Minnesota Stone colors are a dense, durable dolomitic limestone. The material is classified as a class II limestone by the Natural Stone Institute.

What type of stone is Alabama Stone?

Alabama Stone is an oolitic limestone. The material is classified as a class II limestone by the Natural Stone Institute.

How long has the material been used?

Both our Alabama and Minnesota limestones have been used on monumental projects since the late 1800s.