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Tuesday, July 18, 2017

Coral Stone
Innovative, enduring beauty for all of your landscape designs.

When you begin a construction project, especially in a desert climate, choosing materials that are as enduring and practical as they are beautiful will ensure results that meet or exceed expectations. Coral Stone USA has long been a leader in innovative decorative architectural stone products that are certified for use by architects, interior designers, and other landscape professionals.

“Our coral stone products are ideal for constructing bases, trims, columns, corbels and other types of architectural stone preferences,” says Jorge Larrauri, president of Coral Stone USA.   “Our broad knowledge and vast experience in the architectural stone industry is what makes our craftsmanship extraordinary.”

Explore what makes coral stone unique.
Coral Stone, also known as coralina, it is a type of limestone obtained from tropical quarries, particularly in the Dominican Republic, where the best quality of stone is found. Coralina contains coral, shell fossils and sand, all of which gives it its unique qualities of strength, durability and elegance.

“Our natural Dominican coral-fossil also called coralina or keystone products are specially cut and sized to show the natural fossil patterns. What makes our products unique is that they are selected from the best blocks produced in the Dominican Republic,” notes Larrauri. “Customers love coralina because of its neutral color and rich texture that makes it a very versatile material for interior and exterior landscape designs. Clients come to us for columns, balustrades, handrails, moldings, corbels, fountains and any other piece of craftsmanship that can be fabricated with our beautiful natural stone.”

Discover an exceptional choice for pool and patio.
Outdoor living is abundant in the desert and when designing a swimming pool deck, functionality is one of the most important considerations.  Here in the Coachella Valley, where a beautiful, contemporary pool scape also needs to offer family members and guests a safe, non-slip surface with minimal heat retention coral stone is ideal. One of the key advantages of coral stone is that it has a safe, non-slip surface, reducing the chance of falls leading to injury.

A second reason pool owners love coral stone is that it offers an unusually low heat-absorbency. That means this beautiful, durable stone has the ability to withstand all types of weather extremes, salt water and the sort of wear and tear that a typical pool is subject to.   Using coral stone pool pavers when building a pool construction project will ensure years of enjoyment and a deck that stays cool underfoot. As an added benefit, corals tone is also resistant to mold, making it ideal for the growing class of people adopting saltwater instead of chlorine for pool sanitation.

Coral stone is also a great choice for beautiful and functional patio decks where you want to enjoy the sun but do not want a surface that heats up during the scorching summer months. Coral stone’s natural heat-reflecting properties ensure that any paved surface stays comfortably cool even in the hottest climate. Landscape architects and do-it-yourself homeowners appreciate the fact that installation is easy, requiring little modification once the stone is cut to size.

Beautifully neutral and environmentally friendly.
Functionality is one thing, but your pool, patio deck or other home improvement project also needs to complement your existing exterior and interior space. Coral stone has a color that is neutral and naturally muted; these natural tones complement any surrounding without taking center stage so your other design elements can shine. Whether your color preference is red, gold or white, this material blends in beautifully and perfectly accentuates everything from crystal pool water and fire pits to soft scape greenery and interior d├ęcor.

The name coral stone may be unfamiliar to some, and may make you think of the material found in coral reefs. In fact, coral stone is different from coral. Coral mining is the process of actively removing live coral directly from the sea. The process is very destructive to the sea and is sometimes carried out by dangerous machines.
Coral stone, on the other hand, is formed from fossils of sea organisms such as calcareous algae, corals from which it gets its name and other organisms with a calcium carbonate base. The substance is formed from fossils that were in the sea thousands or even millions of years ago. Quarries where the coral stone is mined are outside the sea and do not present any risk to coral reefs.

Bring the beauty of coral stone home.

Coral stone’s beauty and durability make it a very versatile building material that can add a unique elegance and quality finish to a variety of contemporary exterior and interior settings. This amazing stone is currently featured in high-end residences in Florida, including West Palm Beach and Naples, and luxury hotels in the Caribbean, Bahamas and beyond. Coral Stone USA is a quarry owner and distributor based in Miami, Florida. Learn more at

Tuesday, April 11, 2017

Architectural Stone and Craftsmanship

Choosing a unique and exceptional architectural stone design for your construction project guarantees you amazing results. Coral Stone USA produces and fabricates architectural stone products certified for use by architects, interior designers, and other landscape experts. Our coral stone products are ideal for constructing bases, trims, columns, corbels and other types of architectural stone preferences. Let us see how you can achieve this.
Our broad knowledge and vast experience in the architectural stone industry makes our craftsmanship extraordinary, especially on coral stone products. Using our coral products will make your construction project even more elegant and beautiful. Be assured of friendly customer services and high-quality professional coral stones if you pick us for your architectural stone needs.
CoralStone USA uses CNC machining technology to produce and fabricate coral stone for use in constructing different structures. With the CNC machine system, we can produce any architectural stone design that a client has in mind. If you are constructing trims, bases, corbels or columns, we can design and make you satisfactory coral stone
What about customized AutoCAD architectural stone drawings… You need not be worried because CoralStone USA can meet your needs. Our CNC machine system directly supports 3-D designs. We incorporate the AutoCAD architectural drawings directly into the CNC machine to fabricate the specified architectural stone design from coral stone. The resulting architectural coral stone is applicable in the construction of columns, capitals, corbels and all other architectural stone needs that you may have.
Coral stone is quite new in the construction industry, and its certification from different construction professionals has seen it transform the industry. Coral stone products make exquisite structures from corbels, columns, trims, etc. The material has low heat retention making it preferable over other construction materials.

An example of an architectural stone we fabricate from coral for bases is as shown in the photo below. This architectural stone design and strength meets all the requirements for construction of bases. Although this project was white in color, it is possible to order for a similar or different base design with different colors based on your preference. 

The base constructed with this coral stone is sturdy and natural. The best part about our products is that you can choose whatever design you prefer for your architectural stone and we will deliver exactly that to you.

The exquisite image displayed above shows a sample of an architectural stone we produced from coral stone for use as a capitel. The coral stone used for the project above is of the finest quality and can withstand harsh climatic conditions without losing the architectural design or aesthetic value.
If you are looking to decorate your building with a unique natural material, choosing coral stone is the way forward. Our architectural coral stone products come in a wide range of natural colors persisting for a long time without fading. Coral stone comes from abrasive natural substance making it rough and long lasting. Structures constructed with coral architectural stone are robust, cheap to maintain and with a rugged surface that makes it impossible for accidents to happen within it.

Monday, November 7, 2016

Why you Should Use Outdoor Stone Desert Climates in Construction

Designing for the sunny desert is a daunting task for even the most skilled professionals. The biggest challenge when building on a sunny desert is not the sandy foundation, but it also involves finding a way to stay cool on desert sunny temperatures. Stone is mainly used to overcome these building and design challenges. Many architects use outdoor stone for desert climates and natural stone for desert summer. When used efficiently these materials can make a good foundation while also ensuring that the house remains cool in the sunny desert climate. Coral stone is a kind of natural stone that can be used in the desert. Any builder who uses coral stone will find that coral stone is well suited to fit the building requirements of a home in a desert climate.
1.     Low Heat Retention
  In a desert climate, heat retention is the single most important quality of a material that will determine its suitability for a desert home. In a place that experiences high temperatures all throughout the year, you need a material that has the lowest heat retention possible. Coral stone fulfils this very requirement almost perfectly. It is very porous such that it can absorb moisture from the environment. This moisture will then evaporate when the temperature rises to really high levels creating a cooling effect.
Coral stone is also a better heat repellent than most building materials available. Stone vary in color some in very bright color that helps in repelling heat.
2.                Non-slip stone
Due to the hot climate, many homes in the desert climate have a pool built inside. When building a swimming pool, it is important that you use materials that make it hard for one to slip. These are what are called non-slip material. They are used for pool floors and the outdoors mainly to avoid any accidents arising from slipping when the ground is wet.
Coral stone is a perfect candidate for pool building because it is one of the best non-slip materials. It has a bit of a rough exterior that offer the friction required to keep one standing even when that floor is watery. Coral stone is also bright thus a very good material to use for designers when trying to get the colors right.
3.                Durability

One of the less popular and unexpected qualities of coral stone is the durability. Coral stone is made from a mixture of dead sea organic material and minerals. One does not expect that such material can be very durable. The evidence, however, will surprise you. Perhaps the greatest evidence of this quality is the Florida Coral Castle. This castle is still a mystery as it was supposedly built by a single man, Latvian American Edward Leedskalnin. It was built in 1920 and is simply a construction marvel in its right. The building still stands today and is a testament to the durability of coral stone as a building material. There are much older buildings in Latin American built by the Spanish when they conquered the area. The buildings which are mainly huge cathedrals still stand today.

Wednesday, June 1, 2016

The case for coral stone as environmentally friend

Since 1988 environmentalists, governments, and other interested parties have been growing weary of the increasing rate of destruction of coral reefs. All around the world, coral reefs are dying. As of 2008, it is estimated that about 19% of the of the world’s coral reefs had already been lost. By 2030, up to 80% of the world’s coral reefs will be at risk solely due to human related activities. To many, the biggest concern is human related activities that are a direct threat to coral reefs. Mining activities can damage coral reefs if not done carefully.
Coral mining is becoming a threat to coral reefs due to the huge demand for coral that is used for decorating buildings. In Islands such as Maldives coral is the only building material available. Also, coral is 50% cheaper than conventional building material such as cement and bricks. Its availability, price, and beauty make coral a perfect building material, as such there has been increasing demand for coral all over the world. Many industries and individuals are now actively involved in the mining of coral.
It is, however, important to note that coral stone is different from coral. Coral mining is the process of actively removing live coral directly from the sea. The process is very destructive to the sea and is sometimes carried out by dangerous machines such as dredgers that expedite the pilferage of coral reefs. Many people tend to mistake mining of coral stones with coral mining. The assumption is that coral stone is also gotten directly from the sea and as such is a direct threat to coral reefs.
Coral stone is formed from fossils of sea organisms such as calcareous algae, corals from which it gets its name and other organisms with a calcium carbonate base. The substance is formed from fossils that were in the sea thousands or even up to millions of years ago. Quarries where the coral stone is mined from, are outside the sea and as such do not present any risk whatsoever to coral reefs.
In contrast to the mining of coral reefs, the process of coral stone mining does not involve coral reefs in any way. Coral stone is first mined from the quarry and cut into blocks that are then transported to be used on various building sites. Moreover, the process is not as intense as the mining of coral reefs and thus is economically beneficial.
However mining of any material especially using the open cast method does affect the environment. It is sometimes very intensive and involves digging deep into the earth. Miners thus make it a point to ‘re-furbish’ these areas by growing trees by the national and international requirements of green foresting.

Coral stones have been used for a very long time. In the Americas, for instance, it was utilized by both villagers to make lasting huts and houses and by the Spanish in making hospitals and churches that stand to this day. In addition to durability, the coral stone is also very brightly colored in various shades making it an excellent material for beautifying your building.

Tuesday, February 16, 2016

Oolite Stone

Oolite stone has been increasing in popularity throughout Florida and the Caribbean as more and more people are using it to beautify their homes as well as create more of a private feel to them.

This sedimentary rock, which is formed when tiny ooids less than 2 mm long cement together after being put under pressure, is typically located in shallow tropical seas such as the Bahamas. Florida stone is generally found in the Florida Keys and near Miami's Biscayne Bay.

Waves keep these ooids moving, which enable them to become polished on all sides. The warm waters that exist around Florida also help lower the carbon dioxide that exists in them as gases tend to remain dissolved in warmer water; this feature is necessary to create oolite in greater numbers.

However, oolite stone can also be created in what would appear to be non-ideal conditions such as in the Great Salt Lake, which experiences chilly winter weather, and in places like drainage pipes.

The word "oolite" is derived from a Greek word for fish roe (eggs), and they do in fact look like tiny eggs.

This type of coral stone can be used in a variety of ways.

Several people utilize Florida stone as a fence that serves a dual purpose of adding to a home's aesthetic appeal as well as the practical use of creating a great deal of privacy. Some have this wall built up to a height that allows tree branches to lean just over it, adding to the home's overall beauty.

Coral stone has also been used to create picturesque columns. Some adventurous homeowners have even used it to help recreate a Greek amphitheater.

A few people have used Florida stone to create a rustic feel to a home's interior as well. The ambiance created by these types of walls being situated next to windows that provide a view of a beautiful Floridian waterway or other natural setting is inspiring.

However, few limits exist as far as where oolite stone can be used, and builders are always ready to put new ideas into motion and make them a reality.

Monday, December 15, 2014

Fireplace [ Coral Stone

America's love affair with the fireplace has been an enduring one. From the open fire pits of the colonial settlers to the ornate fireplaces found in today's modern mansions, there is a dreamy quality to an evening in front of the flames that can't be fully explained by the warmth alone. Perhaps that's why, even in hot climates like Florida and Arizona, many homeowners insist on their installation.

A hearth can take any number of forms. Brick, marble, and concrete are popular choices, but what if you want a design that is as unique and alluring as it is beautiful? Coral stone fireplaces fulfill that very desire. While they make the perfect fit for a marine decor, the soft coloring and natural variations in texture make this material an elegant addition to any home.

The trait that makes coral stone great for pool decking is also what makes it right for fireplaces. Very few materials - natural or synthetic - have the heat-repellant characteristics found in these natural tiles. That keeps you from getting a hotfoot around the pool, and it keeps your roaring fire from making the hearth untouchably hot.

Thermal properties aside, homeowners prefer this rare stone because its natural beauty adds depth to the hearth design that so many fireplaces lack. Because this stone is subject to the elements before being mined, no two tiles are alike. If you want a look that literally no one else has, you couldn't ask for a better form of customization. The imperfections in the stone turn your hearth into more than just a decorative accent; the colors and textures add an artistic quality to any living room.

If you want to surround your fireplace with the magical beauty of coral stone, you've come to the right place. We do custom fireplaces that enhance the romance and majesty of your average hearth, creating a luxurious setting without the luxury price tag. With a short, six-week production time, you'll have your new fireplace only a short time after you order it. We ship to destinations around the world, and you'll get a diagram of the pieces for installation so you know exactly what to expect.

Tuesday, December 9, 2014

Coral Stone Decks

Choosing the right decking material is an important first step for proper pool maintenance. These days, a new type of pool decking is earning a strong reputation in the United States. Quarried from limestone deposits throughout the world, coral stone is an outstanding choice for pool decking and all exterior flooring needs. Millions of years ago, this material founds its genesis under the ocean. Today, it is found in near the ocean quarries. This decking material is increasingly in demand throughout Arizona, California, Nevada and other U.S regions that deal with very high temperatures. Not only is coral stone slip-resistant, its stunning appearance brings the spirit of nature to any poolside.

While this material isn't yet familiar to the entire public, buzz is certainly growing about the Coral Stone USA installers increasingly use. This material doesn't retain heat the way many alternative materials do. Coral stone has a color that is neutral and muted, which keeps decking cool and comfortable. These natural tones attract the eye casually and without ostentation. Whether one uses red, gold or white, this material is usually mesmerizing and will perfectly accent crystal pool water. Of course, describing this outstanding material can only accomplish so much. Only by seeing Coral Stone firsthand can one truly appreciate this material.

Slips and accidents are a constant worry for the average pool owner. Even when accidents are covered by homeowners' insurance, they are often traumatizing. CS decking can drastically reduce these worries, allowing people to enjoy more relaxing poolside days. Resistant to mold, CS is also ideal for the growing class of people adopting saltwater instead of chlorine for pool sanitation.

Consumers and professionals are working in tandem to raise awareness about the high-quality types of coral stone residents can access. Despite its many excellent qualities, CS is a surprisingly affordable choice for people who work with the most reputable decking installers. By only working with installers that have strong reputations, one can ensure that decking is fully satisfying in its final form. In due time, it is likely that CS will gain much greater exposure as a dynamic and well-rounded pool decking material.