Stone Size Guide

ENGRAVED STONE GUIDE

Not sure what types of stone are available? What size stone to choose or how many characters will fit on a stone? Our stone guide will help you decide which stone is best suited for your engraved stone order. Please scroll down to see all of the different options that are available.

How many characters will fit on a stone? (SMALL = 18 characters) (MEDIUM = 30 Characters) (LARGE = 45 characters) (Extra Large = 60 characters) (* NEW * JUMBO = 90 characters)

stone engraving barrieGRANITE ROUGH – This is a natural stone from Ontario that comes in irregular shapes, about 1″ – 1.5″ thick, flat and is a light to medium grey mix. This is a very hard stone, extremely durable and will last a VERY long time in our diverse Canadian climate. It is 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. This stone is best suited when you need a bit more room for engraved text & graphics and you want a natural looking stone. It engraves well and is a good choice for memorial garden stones, pet memorials, house markers, tree memorial stones, wedding stones & engraved portraits. Available Sizes: small 6″ – 7″, medium 8″ – 10″, large 11″ – 13″, Xtra Large – 17″, * NEW * Jumbo 18″.

pet-stone-smooth-graniteGRANITE SMOOTH – This is a natural stone from Ontario that comes in irregular shapes, about 1″ – 1.5″ thick, flat and has been saw cut. The engraving face is smooth but the edges are rough and natural. This is a beautiful stone because all the grain and the colours are visible. This is a very hard stone, extremely durable and will last a VERY long time in our diverse Canadian climate. It is 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. These stones are mostly rectangular shapes, about 7″ high. This stone is best suited when you need a bit more room for engraved text & graphics but you want a smooth looking stone. It engraves well and is a good choice for memorial garden stones, pet memorials, house markers, tree memorial stones, wedding stones & engraved portraits. Available Sizes: small 6″ – 7″, medium 8″ – 10″, large 11″ – 13″, Xtra Large – 17″, * NEW * Jumbo 18″.

polished granite memorial stonePOLISHED GRANITE – This is a natural stone imported from India that comes in square shapes, about 0.375″ thick, flat and is polished black. This is a very hard stone, extremely durable and will last a VERY long time in our diverse Canadian climate. It is 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. This stone is best suited when like the traditional look & you need a bit more room for engraved text & graphics. It engraves well and is a good choice for memorial garden stones, pet memorials, house markers, tree memorial stones, wedding stones & engraved portraits. Available Sizes: medium 6″ X 12″ and large 12″ X 12″.

engraved-garden-rockRIVER ROCKS – This is a natural stone from Ontario that comes in flat, oval shapes, about 2″ thick, this stone comes in gray and reds colours. This is a very hard stone and extremely durable so it will last a VERY long time in our diverse Canadian climate. It is 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. This stone is perfect if you want a natural looking stone that will last, you do not need a lot of text and want a simple clipart graphic. This stone is not suitable for big graphics, portraits or a lot of text. It engraves well and is a good choice for memorial garden stones, pet memorials, tree memorial stones, wedding stones, wedding favours, special occasion and word stones. Available Sizes: small 4″ – 5″, medium 6″ – 7″, large 8″ – 10″  For palm size word stones we use Ontario river rocks or Mexico Basalt beach stones. These only available in 4″ to 6″ sizes.

engraved address stoneSLATE – This is a natural stone that has been saw cut into square or rectangular shapes and is imported into Canada. It is 0.75″ thick, flat and is a light to medium grey colour. This is a medium hardness stone and it is very durable and will last a long time in our diverse Canadian climate. It is 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. This stone is well suited for house markers & house plaques but can also be used for memorial garden stones, pet memorials portraits or you need room for  lot of text. Available Sizes: small 6″x 12″, medium 12″ x 12″, large 12″ x 24″

engraved tile mosaicTILES – This is a man made material but ceramic tiles are harder then most natural stones. This makes them extremely durable and tiles will last a very long time inside or outside, being thinner they are more prone to breaking. They are available in square shapes, are about 0.375″ thick and available online in white.  The tiles are 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. This stone is best suited when you need a bit more room for engraved text & graphics or you like a smooth stone. It engraves well and is a good choice for memorial garden stones, pet memorials, house markers, tree memorial stones, wedding stones, engraved portraits, kitchen back splash and engraved mosaics. Available Sizes: small 4″x 4″, medium 8″x 8″, large 12″ x 12″

rock engraving portrait in stoneMARBLE – This is natural beautiful stone imported from Italy, this is a medium hardness stone but they are very durable and will last a long time inside or outside. They are available in square shapes, are 1″ thick, honed smooth finish and come in a very light grey colour with cream coloured marbling. This material is 100% maintenance free and the engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available. This stone is best suited when you need a bit more room for engraved text & graphics or you want a smooth stone. It engraves well and is a good choice for memorial garden stones, pet memorials, house markers, tree memorial stones, wedding stones & engraved portraits. Available Sizes: small 4″x 4″, medium 8″x 8″, large 12″ x 12″

engraved paving stoneBRICKS – The bricks or engraved paving stones we carry are manufactured in Ontario and selected for their quality and engraving suitability. We carry 2 standard colours and 3 sizes, when properly looked after engraved paving stones can be expected to last between 25 to 50 years in the ground. Bricks require maintenance, they should be sealed at least every other year and power washers cannot be used on engraved bricks. The engraved areas are painted with the best monument stone paint available and the bricks are an industry standard thickness of 2.25″. Theses bricks are perfect for any occasion, can be placed inside or outside and are sold individually online. Bricks are not suitable for engravings that require detailed graphics or engraved portraits. Available Sizes: small 4″x 8″, medium 8″x 8″, large 12″x 12″