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Fountain Materials Explored, Part 1

Posted by Doug Gardner on

At Water Gallery, LLC we are proud to offer a creative variety of fountains. Characteristics such as size, color, and material combine to make the perfect fountain for your home and work environments. It's an interesting journey to take a look at some of our most popular materials used to make our fountains. There's so much to know, but in this feature we'll only choose a few of our most popular materials. Here we go...

Let's start with slate. Slate is a very fine metamorphic rock, usually green or gray, that is derived from a sedimentary rock. This sedimentary rock is composed of clay or volcanic ash. Slate, a popular fine-grained rock, is often used for roofing, floor tiles, and other me & garden purposes such as water fountains. The color palate you'll most often find with slate covers shades of grey, green, cyan and even purple. Slate is often confused with shale, from which slate can be formed. As you can see in this photo, slate is an elegant, but bold material to be used for constructing your perfect fountain.

Yet another metamorphic rock, marble, is a hard crystalline form of limestone (limestone is used in the making of cement). Marble is typically, but not always, white with streaks of color. This hearty stone is capable of taking a polish and is very popularly used in architecture and home decor projects. Marble, being a very stately material to use in water features, is a long-lasting and natural material if you are looking for a fountain to last generations.

Check back next week when we take a look at copper and glass.