1. The History of Sandstone Mining in Colorado

    Colorado’s Sandstone Have you ever been to the Colorado National Monument? Think of the red, imposing formations rising high into the air, beautifully carved by millennia underwater. Now, teleport yourself to the other side of the state at Red Rocks, can you imagine that iconic theater jutting out of the earth? One of these places is a national monument and the other is a concert hall, so what c…Read More

  2. The Top Myths About Natural Stone

    Natural stone is one of the most versatile building materials on the market for residential, industrial, and commercial design. It’s loved by homeowners, architects, and designers alike because every piece is unique and adds something different. It works great for exterior paving, driveways, countertops, indoor flooring, and much more. In this blog, we’ll take a look at some of the most common…Read More

  3. Why Natural Stone Is A Great Choice For Your Home

    There are two types of homeowners out there: ones who simply want a place to live and ones who want a place to call “home.” What’s the difference? Someone who wants to call their place “home” is someone who’s always looking for ways to make their home stand out and express more of their personal design interests. However, even for people who are certain they want to make their house a …Read More

  4. The Best Uses for Sandstone

    If you’ve ever driven in the foothills along the Front Range, you’ve probably seen a quarry or two showing off the bright red stone Colorado is known for. When you get up close to Red Rocks Amphitheater’s characteristic red rocks, it becomes pretty easily apparent that the brilliantly colored stone is sandstone—a stone that is pretty much exactly what you expect: sand granules compressed i…Read More

  5. Tips for Building a Custom Stone Arch

    Consider these Tips to Create the Perfect Arch on Your Fireplace Arches are the quintessential element to any stone fireplace. The arch adds an element that can make or break the design of the fireplace, that is if it’s done correctly. If you’re considering constructing a stone arch for your fireplace, consider these tips: Choosing the Stones You Want to Implement Natural stone is usually the …Read More

  6. Why Quarry Swimming is Dangerous

    On a hot summer day in Colorado, the cool blue water of a quiet quarry can feel like something out of yesteryear. The setting makes it easy to imagine Tom Sawyer and Huck Finn lounging on the sun-warmed stone nearby and enjoying an idyllic day. Unfortunately, no matter how refreshing and inviting a quarry pool looks, you should never swim there without permission. The multitude of “No Swimming…Read More

  7. What Gives Red Sandstone Its Distinctive Color?

    If you’ve ever visited (or even seen pictures) of Garden of the Gods in Colorado Springs, there’s no way to miss the distinctive red rock that makes up many of Colorado’s landmarks. We even have an amphitheater and natural area called Red Rocks. To say we’re proud of our red stone is an understatement. But how does Colorado sandstone get that distinctive red? Centuries of Pressure Sandston…Read More

  8. Quarried Stone for Art

    Colorado is a great state, a truly magnificent place to live. Loukonen Bros is located right here in the heart of the state, so we get it. But here’s one you probably haven’t heard before: Colorado has more in common with Italy than you’d know. Great Inspiration We may lack the beachfront vistas, but both Italy and Colorado have mountains running through it. They create the most majestic vis…Read More

  9. Is Xeriscaping Right for You?

    Mowing the lawn isn’t a chore most people call “fun,” so what if you didn’t have to do as much lawnmowing anymore? What if you could make your property beautiful, elegant, and low maintenance? Xeriscaping can do that. Colorado has always been an environmentally-conscientious place, so why not take it to the next level? Save money and water with xeriscaping. If you have ever considered xeri…Read More

  10. 3 Reasons To Add Natural Stone To Your Yard

    When most people think of a beautiful yard they think of lush green grass, but we are a bit harder to please. Many people are turning their attention to landscaping and patio stones for their properties. here are our 3 reasons to add natural stone to your yard. 1) Drought Tolerance While we may not be in a drought now, it wasn’t too long ago that severe drought brought Colorado regular forest f…Read More