Frequently Asked Questions
Traditional sandblasting is a deeper cut into the granite, and can be done in any color granite. The downside of traditional sandblasting is that the designs and fonts are limited.
Laser Etching uses a laser to cut into the rock, removing the polished surface and exposing the lighter unpolished surface underneath. With laser engraving the designs and fonts are practically unlimited. The downside of Laser etching is that it can only be done on black granite to provide the highest contrast between the polished surface and unpolished granite.
Each cemetery has their own regulations, it’s best to check with the cemetery to see what limitations or requirements they have. This can range from size restrictions in each section to needing to have religious artifacts on the memorial. Each cemetery also has their own setting fees, a fee to have the monument installed and maintained at the cemetery.
From there we can help you design a personalized memorial starting with one of our listed products or a fully custom design.
We use granite in a variety of colors from all over the world to create your memorial. Granite is the industry standard because of its resistance to the elements. We also offer memorials in Marble and Bronze. Our Ceramic tiles are a porcelain covered steel.
We recommend that you bring several photos of your loved one, and any paperwork with their information on it. This allows us to chose the best photos for your memorial. and if you have an idea of a design layout bring that also. If not our professional designers can help with that.
Anyone can come in and request a design for a memorial, however it cannot be produced without the property signers (the person that signed the paperwork at the cemetery) approval.
This can vary based on several factors. We aim for a 3-4 week completion time, however more complicated designs, custom sized memorials, exotic colors or international delays can increase production time. Please also note that our production time does not include the time it will take the cemetery to set your memorial.
Your memorial will last a lifetime.
Contrary to popular belief, laser memorials will not fade and will last as long as a sandblasted memorial. We have tested our memorials rigorously to ensure the utmost quality that will last a lifetime.