Fieldstone #2 – What’s popular and why thinner stones are getting harder to find

In our 2nd article about Fieldstone we are now taking a look at which varieties we carry that are the most popular; which types you should be using depending on the look you are trying to achieve; why the thinner stones are getting harder to find; and why your choice of colors in Fieldstone is limited.

Imaginative use of Fieldstone and Flagstone together to make for a uniquely beautiful front facade and entranceway to a local area home

If you read our last article, or have looked on our website at http://www.stonedistributorsatlanta.com you will see that we carry 4 main types of Fieldstone: Building Stone (Tennessee Ashlar Cut Stone), Stack Fieldstone, Veneer Fieldstone and Boulders and Steppers. Out of these, the Tennessee Premium Ashlar Cut Fieldstone of the 2-3” variety and the Crab Orchard Premium Ashlar 2-3” variety are the most popular. Yes, they are also the most expensive, but that is because they are the hardest variety of Fieldstone to find, get palleted and brought to our lot.

As you can see on the price list on our website, the 2-3” variety of both the Tennessee Ashlar and Crab Orchard Ashlar are considered premium brands. These thinner varieties of Fieldstone have been the most popular for awhile now. And mother nature is not producing them at any of a faster rate than she was before us humans decided to take a fancy to them. As a result, the supply is getting smaller and smaller each year – but the demand continues to grow.

The continuing strong demand with both consumers and contractors does make sense in the context that the 2-3” Fieldstones are more versatile and easier to work with. So the answer to the why the thinner stones are getting harder to find we posed in the first paragraph is quite simply that demand continues to run well above supply – and there is no way to get the earth to produce more faster.

As for the color of Fieldstone. Yes, it is true that there are places that produce other colors of Fieldstone. But the colors are limited by the very nature of what Fieldstone is (as contrasted by Flagstone). The fact is that the Fieldstone that comes from Tennessee tends to be of some level of grayish hue. You may see a slight amount of Brown or Blue/Gray tones in the rocks, but the color spectrum is much more limited in Fieldstone than Flagstone.

Again, remember where Fieldstone comes from. These stones come from the fields, river beds and sides of mountains. They were not produced with nearly as much mineral content (if any) running through them as the sandstone that makes up Flagstone. So although we understand your desire and would really like to have a wider variation of colors available to you, it just isn’t out there to be had when it comes to Fieldstone.

Do you have more questions you would like answered about Fieldstone, Flagstone, hiring a contractor or any other stone and/or landscaping projects you are working on our thinking about, come on in and talk with our experts here on our 5-acre yard at Stone Distributors.

Contact us at (678) 354-0566 or by visiting us online at https://www.stonedist.com or on our Stone Distributors Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/stonedist/. We are open Monday through Friday from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturdays from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.; closed on Sundays.

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We are a Natural Stone Supplier for Professionals and Homeowners in the Kennesaw / Cobb County area of Georgia

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