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Coral Stone Veneer

A special project featuring our exclusive coral limestone appropriately named Hemingway. This collaboration with Mostro Builders and CMA Design Studio, Inc. showcases this unique stone in a rough face finish. The coral stone was cut from rough blocks, and then exposed to a texturing machine that produced the final finish. From there it was up to the stone masons, and they hit this one out of...

What is Florida Oolite Stone?

Quick Facts:

  • Merriam-Webster's dictionary defines oolite as " a rock consisting of small round grains usually of calcium carbonate cemented together".  You are probably wondering how this will relate to your landscape design or architectural plans.  More than likely it won't, but we had fun discussing this with Fred, our plant manager.
  • Florida Oolite Stone is quarried in Miami-Dade County,...

Homeowner: Patio Ideas 101

 

INTRODUCTION: 

A backyard should be a personal paradise to come home to, not a rotten hell to look at. As hard as it may look, do not let looks deceive you. I had your same thoughts just a couple of years ago. Instead of accepting a sub-par yard, I took matters into my own hand. From the empty pot on your patio to the burning stone beside your pool, I covered it all.  By following the...

How to Aquire LEED Certification Using Oolite Limestone

INTRODUCTION:

LEED Certification levels are undoubtly the most prevalevent third-party certifcation used globally. "Leaders across the globe have made LEED the most widely used green building rating system in the world with 1.85 million square feet of construction space certifying every day." Not only does this certifcation provide a green enviornment, but also reaps more profits in the long...