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Slate Fountains...Built to Last

Posted by Doug Gardner on

There are thousands of types and styles of fountains manufactured, but some of my favorites for indoor use are slate fountains. Slate has been used for thousands of years where durability is required. Slate has frequently been used for flooring and roofing - which are some of the toughest applications around. In addition to its durability, slate is very attractive and comes in a wide variety of colors and textures.

Since slate is so versatile, we offer fountains with slate as the water panel and also fountains with a slate frame. In fact, we offer 43 different types of slate fountains. Plus, when you figure in all of the available options of size, trim, color, etc., there are hundreds, if not thousands, of unique slate fountains available at Water Gallery. 

The two main types of slate fountains are wall mounted and floor standing models. You decide which would work best in your home or business, based on the available space and/or budget. These are just two examples of our wide selection.

Copper Patina Trim with Jeera Classic Slate   Gardenfall Floor Fountain with Dark Copper Trim and Slate Water Panel

We offer a number of different types of slate to give you a variety of color and texture options. The main slate types are: Featherstone, Rajah, Jeera and Green. Within these types there are also color variations – mainly hues of multicolored, green or black. One of our unique options is the Stone Selection Option. For a small upcharge, we will provide four photos from our inventory of the type of slate you requested, so you can choose the exact color and texture that best fits your décor. We highly recommend this option because all of the stones are natural and thus vary in color and texture.

When you have chosen your fountain style, you can choose the type of trim, slate, size, etc. In fact, you can even have your logo engraved on most of our slate fountains. Slate fountains by Water Gallery are one of our most requested types of fountain due to their timeless beauty and the quality of slate that we use. The best way to see all of our slate fountains is to type “slate” in the Search bar at the top left of our Home page. That will bring up all of 43 of our slate fountains. You are sure to find at least one fountain that will look perfect in your home or business.

Seasonal Foliage Adjustments to Consider

Depending on where you live, you may still be hanging onto summer or you may be inviting winter to your doorstep. Either way, the winter season is a perfect time to time to change out those spruces and shrubs on your patio and other outdoor living areas.Boxwood Hedge – This is a favorite amongst designers as a topiary. [...]

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How to Select the Right Outdoor Fountain

I recently discussed a way to determine the correct size fountain for the location you have chosen to install it in – including considerations like location of electrical outlets, etc. If you missed that one, you may want to go back and review it. For today’s topic, I'll cover the various outdoor fountain styles available plus the materials used and [...]

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What Size Fountain is Best for My Home or Business?

So, you’ve made the decision to buy a fountain for your home or business. Congratulations! While buying online gives you a much larger selection than you could find in your local garden center and usually at a much better price, you may not have a very good idea of what size the fountain you want [...]

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Indoor Floor Fountain FAQs

We thought it would be a great idea to post some Frequently Asked Questions to compliment our last article on floor fountains. We have been in this business for nearly ten years and decided to highlight some of the most common questions we receive from our customers and prospective customers. You are the reason we [...]

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Floor Fountains...Indoor Elegance

Last month I wrote about the wide variety of wall fountains we offer for the homes and businesses where a wall mounted fountain is the best option. Today’s topic is floor fountains. We define a floor fountain as any free standing fountain that stands on the floor. Not too complicated.Our elite collection of floor fountains is unmatched in quality [...]

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Indoor Wall Fountains...Designed to Impress

When it’s too hot to be outside (like it is now in most of the country), you can enjoy nature indoors with a beautiful wall fountain. In fact, with 120 standard indoor wall fountains, plus hundreds of custom options, you are almost guaranteed to find one that meets your needs.Our wall fountains will help you to feel [...]

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A Bit of Fun

Our fantastic customer service people do an excellent job of handling all the hundreds of inquiries that we get. We get questions on: what type of fountain to buy, the specifications, the installation & maintenance requirements of the numerous types of fountains that we carry, etc.However, sometimes they get a question that they can’t answer and the [...]

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Outdoor Fountains and Mosquitoes

With all of the talk about the Zika virus and other mosquito borne diseases, you may think twice about installing a fountain or even using the fountain that is already in your yard. But you shouldn’t worry. Mosquitoes need shallow, stagnant water in order to breed. When you install most of our outdoor fountains, the water splashes enough to aerate [...]

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Bubble Walls: Our Top Three

The top three types of bubble walls are: Free Standing, Wall Hanging and Interior Window.The free standing bubble walls and panels can be used as a unique way to divide up a room or against a wall as an accent or focal point. The free standing walls range from our 7’high x 2’wide bubble panels which weighs only 150 [...]

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