Sunday, September 23, 2012

Choosing A Material For Your Monument

When a loved one has passed away, you want to ensure that the monument you design for their final resting place embodies who they were in life and remembers them in death. An important aspect of designing a monument for your loved one is the material that it is made out of. There are actually a few different materials that you can choose from, each with its own benefits and drawbacks. We have put together this guide to give you a little more information on each.

    Granite: This is one of the most popular materials for use in the creation of monuments, most likely because it is able to achieve an elegant and classic appearance. One thing that you must keep in mind when choosing granite, however, is that it can be a little on the expensive side. Even so, the price is well worth it because the monument will be extremely strong and possess a beauty that is long lasting. It is also available in a variety of colours, allowing you to pick accordingly.

    Marble: Another very popular material for use in monuments, marble is actually quite similar to granite in that it is often chosen because of its elegant appearance. It can also prove to be quite expensive, although its price will all depend on the colour chosen (like granite, marble is available in a few different hues); in some ways, it can be the more affordable option. This stone is very strong and will not easily succumb to the effects of weathering.

    Bronze: This is also an extremely popular material for the creation of monuments today. It can be used in conjunction with either granite or marble, forming more of a plaque, or it can be used by itself. As bronze is relatively heavy, it is an extremely durable metal that will be able to easily withstand the effects of weathering. Many people find that the use of bronze can actually make the monument appear more artistic, which is great when you consider that it is very affordable.

When designing a monument for a loved one who has passed away, the first thing you should do is a set a budget of how much you can afford to spend and the second thing you should do is choose a material that fits into this budget accordingly. Whilst you might love the sleek and elegant look of marble, if this stone isn't really in your budget you will have to choose something more affordable, like bronze. Not matter what material you choose, the monument will be a stunning reminder.

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