What kinds of rock are available from your Nashville stoneyard?
We offer many different types of rock and stone. Your options can include flagstone, limestone, fieldstone, marble, lava rock, river rock and more. We also offer manufactured stone. Some types are functional while others are decorative. You can see our full product list here.
How do you choose the right stone for a project?
Certain types of rock work better than others for specific uses, while sometimes you can interchange the type of stone. For example, flagstone is great for walls, patios and pathways. Do some research on the project you have and see what type of stone is typically used, or ask the staff at a stoneyard to help you figure it out.
What are some of the factors to consider when choosing a stone?
You want to think about the functional or decorative uses of a particular type of stone, the strength of it, the shape it comes in, the sizes that are offered and the colors available. You might choose a certain type of stone purely based on aesthetic reasons — namely, the shape and color. You will choose others solely based on function. Of course, the price can also be a factor you will consider.
What are the different shapes and sizes of rocks you can choose from?
Rock comes in a wide range of shapes and sizes. You can find gravel in tiny pieces as small as 1″. The size goes all the way up to giant boulders, with a variety of sizes in between. As for shape, you will commonly see round and oval pebbles, irregularly shaped pieces, slabs, blocks, stacks and boulders.
Can you pick from different stone colors to fit your project?
Yes, stone comes in a variety of colors. Many have neutral shades of brown, gray and tan. Then, you can find more striking colors like black, red, pink and white.
What is manufactured stone?
Manufactured stone is fake stone that is created to look like real stone. It is made of real pieces of stone that are mixed with binders. This type of stone looks very real and provides some benefits over the real thing for certain types of projects. For example, it is lighter so you can use it in situations where real stone would be too heavy. It also costs less. It comes in different forms so it is versatile.
What kinds of projects can you create with rock and stone?
The project options are endless for your home or business. You can use rocks and stone in a functional way for retaining walls, water drainage, driveways, siding for a building and more. You can even use it as an aggregate material mixed into roads and more. Rock is a great building material to create various structures.
It also has many decorative uses. Create walls, borders and fireplace faces with rock. Use it in a myriad of ways in the landscaping of your home or business. For example, you can create rock pathways, use it around plants instead of mulch, create a rock lawn or patio, make borders and use boulders as statement pieces.
Do you have to pick up the stone yourself or will you deliver?
At The Rock Place, we deliver or allow you to pick it up yourself.
Does The Rock Place only sell rock?
We also sell other landscaping materials in addition to rock and stone, such as soil, bulk mulch, and more.