- Natural Stone
- Porcelain Tile
- Ceramic Tile
- Glass Tile
- Engineered Stone
- Other Materials
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.
For more information contact your local Stone Source Sales Consultant.
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:
What to Expect with Basalt
What to Expect with Granite
What to Expect with Limestone
What to Expect with Marble
What to Expect with Onyx
What to Expect with Quartzite
What to Expect with Schist
What to Expect with Slate
What to Expect with Travertine
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.
Search by material options and availability. Go to Inventory Overview, or browse by availability as noted below:
Quick Ship (In stock. Obtain up to 2,000 square feet of material, available to ship in 7 business days or less.)
Stock (Generally in stock with deep inventory.)
Limited Stock (In stock while materials last. Materials available in limited quantities on a first-come-first-served basis. Items may not be reordered.)
Close-out (In stock. Close-out prices. Materials are available for immediate shipment.)
Non-stock (Non-stock items. A large carefully-curated selection of materials available through trusted suppliers. Various lead times apply.)
Technical Performance Specs
Defines criteria we use to rate the performance of our materials. Go to Technical Performance Specs Overview or browse by topic as noted below:
Care + Maintenance
Gives guidelines for ensuring that materials last over time.
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.
Download the complete Stone Source Usage Guide