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Available Stone Colors

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Cantera and Adoquin

Yucatan Limestone

European Stone

 

Cantera and Adoquin

Cantera Stone: Cantera is a strong but malleable natural stone ideal for architectural applications such as entryways, fireplace surrounds, columns, fountains, balustrade, sculptures, window trims and crown moldings.

Adoquin Stone: Adoquin is a dense, heavy natural stone. Its properties are similar to those of the Cantera stone, only much harder and more durable. Both Adoquin and Cantera are indigenous to central Mexico.

Cantera vs. Adoquin: In reality, Cantera means "quarry stone" and refers to both Adoquin and Cantera stone. Both are a volcanic ash. However, Adoquin is a denser, less malleable form of the Cantera Stone. The cost of the Adoquin is generally higher than that of the regular Cantera for two reasons: 1. Adoquin being denser is more difficult to carve and 2. Transportation costs are increased because Adoquin is from a region near Mexico City and must be shipped to our manufacturing facility in Guadalajara. Due to its natural intrinsic qualities and physical properties, the advantage of the Adoquin is maximized in its use for trims, moldings, copings and pavers.

Yucatan Limestone

The Yucatan Peninsula, enclosed in the Gulf of Mexico, provides limestone in a variety of colors and textures. Estrella Custom Stone's Mexican limestone is dense, durable and full of diverse character. Each type of shell stone, coral stone and fossil stone is distinguished by its color and varying content of fossilized seashells. Marine fossils are often found in the sedimentary rock, which eons ago, was a seabed filled with a myriad of shelled organisms. Limestone is ideal for architectural applications ranging from fountains to fireplaces to columns. As with all truly natural products, there are variations within each of the colors.

European Stone

Estrella Custom Stone also supplies six colors of elegant and highly desirable limestone from Italy. Italian limestone is absent of large fossilized elements, which differentiates it from its Mexican counterpart. Although the colors contain natural variations, the Italian limestone has a much more uniform texture, which can translate into greater detail. Because of this greater detail, the Italian limestone colors can exude a much higher level of formality.

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