Available Stone Colors
Click on the
stone type to view its color palette
Cantera is a strong but malleable natural stone ideal for architectural
applications such as entryways, fireplace surrounds, columns, fountains,
balustrade, sculptures, window trims and crown moldings.
Adoquin Stone: Adoquin is a
dense, heavy natural stone. Its properties are similar to those of the
Cantera stone, only much harder and more durable. Both Adoquin and Cantera
are indigenous to central Mexico.
Cantera vs. Adoquin: In
reality, Cantera means "quarry stone" and refers to both Adoquin
and Cantera stone. Both are a volcanic ash. However, Adoquin is a denser,
less malleable form of the Cantera Stone. The cost of the Adoquin is
generally higher than that of the regular Cantera for two reasons: 1.
Adoquin being denser is more difficult to carve and 2. Transportation
costs are increased because Adoquin is from a region near Mexico City and
must be shipped to our manufacturing facility in Guadalajara. Due to its
natural intrinsic qualities and physical properties, the advantage of the
Adoquin is maximized in its use for trims, moldings, copings and pavers.
The Yucatan Peninsula, enclosed in
the Gulf of Mexico, provides limestone in a variety of colors and
textures. Estrella Custom Stone's Mexican limestone is dense, durable and full
of diverse character. Each type of shell stone, coral stone and fossil
stone is distinguished by its color and varying content of fossilized
seashells. Marine fossils are often found in
the sedimentary rock, which eons ago, was a seabed filled with a myriad of
shelled organisms. Limestone is ideal for architectural applications
ranging from fountains to fireplaces to columns. As with all truly natural
products, there are variations within each of the colors.
Estrella Custom Stone also supplies six
colors of elegant and highly desirable limestone from Italy. Italian
limestone is absent of large fossilized elements, which differentiates it
from its Mexican counterpart. Although the colors contain natural
variations, the Italian limestone has a much more uniform texture, which
can translate into greater detail. Because of this greater detail, the
Italian limestone colors can exude a much higher level of formality.