Stone

Elegant Stone Interiors

Elegant Stone Interiors 1135 818 South Alabama Brick

“Don’t judge us by our rough exterior – we are beautiful on the inside too” – Alamo Stone Company

Stone is an excellent & widely popular choice for exterior cladding & flooring. The natural durability, color consistency & uniqueness allows for endless design options. For all of these reasons & more, bringing stone INSIDE is a growing trend.

With the advancements in technology, most natural stone can be cut into any shape, thickness, size & pattern with a variety of finishes and edges, making natural stone a perfect option for flooring, counter tops, fireplace surrounds, range hoods, stair treads, sinks, and of course, wall cladding.

As the interest & demand for outdoor living increases, many homeowners desire a natural flow from the home’s interior to exterior spaces. Natural stone allows the same product/stone/color to be used in multiple applications. Maintain the same color, but change the finish or pattern. For example – your interior flooring could be a small hexagon version of your larger, rectangular exterior pavers.  Incorporate the same stone, with a honed finish on a counter top or sink and you seamlessly created a unified design concept throughout your home.

Design an environment beyond your imagination with the elegant beauty & endless options of natural stone.

To view our Designer Collection, click here.

 

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Millstone, natural stone

How to Combine Brick & Stone

How to Combine Brick & Stone 1500 2000 South Alabama Brick

Millstone, natural stone, combine brick & stone

Adding stone accents enables you to create elegant & sophisticated points of interest. Whether you are building a new home or simply updating existing features, stone is an excellent companion to brick. Given the varieties of color, texture, shape & size of both brick and stone, the combinations & looks you can achieve are endless. Would you prefer the stone blend in with the brick or be totally opposite of the brick? Would you prefer the stone be focal point of your front elevation or the brick?

Here are a few tips to consider when combining brick and stone…

Don’t look for an exact match
Have you ever driven by a house and asked yourself “Is there brick AND stone on that house?” If the two match closely, making it difficult to tell the difference, why bother using both? A “close match” could easily result in “not close enough” and actually end up creating a design conflict.

Woodhaven Tudor, Coyote Gray, natural stone, combining brick & stone

Create a contrast
Is your brick monochromatic, with a more solid, uniform appearance? Look for stone with a variety of color & texture. For brick that has several colors and/or a heavy texture, look for a stone more solid in color.

Castle Rock Tudor brown brick with Buff, Southern Ledgestone Chardonnay

Consider color combinations
Look for colors within the brick to pull & find a stone that pairs well. For example, if a brown brick has shades of gray, consider a gray stone. If using a solid brown brick & mortar, look for stone with a variation of colors that includes the brick shade of brown.

Wildwood, combining brick & stone

Feature a focal point
Gables, columns, & entry ways are just a few examples of perfect opportunities to add stone to your project. Most of these features create natural stopping points that allow the brick and stone to seamlessly flow together.

Select a stone style that compliments your home
For a traditional look, consider a larger stone style – chopped, mosaic or field stone. These styles provide a natural, rustic look. For a more modern, contemporary or even architectural design, consider a ledgestone or cut stone. The sharper angles & edges present a more finished or polished look.

One of the toughest decisions during the building process is the brick and stone selection. It’s permanent – not something you are likely to change in a few years. Take your time, look at existing homes & choose what you like. We are here to help you!

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Combining Brick & Stone

Combining Brick & Stone

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Palladian Grey natural stone outdoor loving

7 Advantages of Natural Stone

7 Advantages of Natural Stone 3264 2448 South Alabama Brick
Palladian Grey natural stone

Palladian Grey natural stone interior flooring & countertop

 

Rough, natural and modern, stone has become one of the leading design trends. With the increasing popularity of farmhouse design, it is a great way to bring a natural, rustic feel into the home. Stone is an excellent accent with unlimited possibilities, both interior & exterior.

Advantages of Natural Stone

  1. Interior & Exterior Application – can be used almost anywhere
  2. Time Tested – used for centuries
  3. Durable – resists fading
  4. Color Consistent – when chipped, displays color throughout the stone
  5. Unique Look – different every time
  6. Adds Value to the Home – many homeowner’s associations and subdivisions now specify natural stone
  7. Endless Coordination Possibilities – many can be used as flooring, wall covering, even countertops

Pictured below: Palladian Grey natural stone in a variety of applications  – exterior flooring & pool coping, interior flooring, stair treads, kitchen & bathroom counter tops

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Capital Brick Christmas

Capital Brick Christmas 878 960 South Alabama Brick

It’s beginning to look a lot alike Christmas around Capital Brick. Snowflake the Elf has joined us and is spreading Christmas cheer throughout the office, showroom, and warehouse. We have bunches of ideas for the hard-to-buy-for gift recipient on your list. So when you are checking your list, be sure to stop by our showroom. We have a great selection of outdoor fireplaces, DIY outdoor living – fireplaces, fire pits, water features, grills, pizza ovens & more!

South Alabama Brick becomes Latictrete MVIS Distributors

South Alabama Brick becomes Latictrete MVIS Distributors 1680 1680 South Alabama Brick

The LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS)

The increase in popularity of adhered masonry veneer facades has left the industry absent of suitable installation materials and detailed specifications – LATICRETE® has the answer!
Their proven technology will provide a permanent, high strength installation that is freeze thaw stable and protects from water intrusion.

For over 50 years LATICRETE has continuously provided the latest technology in construction materials and methods to deliver superior problem free installations for tile and stone installations. Utilizing these advanced technologies, the LATICRETE Masonry Veneer Installation System (MVIS) is designed to offer complete solutions for adhered masonry veneers.

 

Installation of masonry veneers is typically performed with on-site mortar mixes that are subject to large variations in quality and performance. Whether over concrete or masonry substrates, installations usually include metal lath and most often provide inadequate protection from the weather resulting in water intrusion and also delamination of the veneer. Difficult to use and very time consuming to prepare, these systems are not engineered as complete wall systems and therefore do not offer warranties from a reliable source that will stand behind the installation.

 

The LATICRETE MVIS system is also verified through independent testing to perform equally to code approved conventional lath and plaster installation systems for adhered masonry veneers.

 

LATICRETE MVIS System House Facade LATICRETE MVIS System Cutaway Drawing

 

The LATICRETE MVIS provides the solution by offering a comprehensive quality controlled installation system. Utilizing proven materials, LATICRETE MVIS products include a revolutionary waterproofing membrane, polymer fortified adhesive mortars that provide non-sag performance, a scratch and brown coat mortar, a masonry pointing mortar and a 100% silicone sealant.

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