Out of all of the materials utilized to make flat grave memorials or footstones, granite is the most durable. Granite will last forever. It is able to withstand harsh elements and significant impact. Made from a combination of quartz, feldspar and mica, granite is solid, polishable and able to withstand the elements. When you choose a granite grave marker, you can be sure that your legacy will last.
Tegeler has been making and installing granite cemetery plot markers for more than 100 years, so ours is a name you can trust. Our granite grave markers have been featured in cemeteries such as:
- Beth Tfiloh
- Ivy Hill cemeteries
Granite vs. Bronze Grave Markers
While bronze is an elegant option, granite has no risk of corroding or fading. Granite can be carved into a wide array of shapes and sizes and the natural mineral variations make each piece unique.
Marble vs. Granite Grave Markers
If you have had the chance to visit a historic cemetery, you have probably noticed that many of the tombstones are dull, colorless and hardly readable. The reason for this is due to the fact that many older stones are made from marble. Unlike granite, marble is a softer material that is prone to fading, chipping and losing its luster. Although it has a classic elegance to it, granite may be a better option within a cemetery that has a varied climate and/or has a lot of foot traffic.
Is a Granite Grave Marker Expensive?
In regards to cost, granite tends to be the most economical of all monument materials. While bronze memorials can be a nice option, elaborately designed granite memorials can be within the same range as the cost of a simple, no-frills bronze plaque.
Tegler Monuments Granite Material Options
The various minerals in the environment where granite comes from have a great deal to do with its final appearance, so to give you the widest variety and selection of granite grave marker colors, we have to look all over the globe. Tegeler Monument uses some of the finest granite materials from both domestic and exotic sources. We gather granite from a variety of places because each region is home to unique granite composition.
Where does Tegeler get its granite from?
- South Dakota
- South America
Here is a sample of the granite color options at Tegeler. For a full list of all available colors, visit our granite colors page.
- Georgia gray
- Morning rose
- Royal emerald
- Bahama blue
- Tropical green
- India red
- Jet black
Can I Get a Custom Granite Grave Marker?
Granite memorials are highly customizable. Just a few of the options you have to create a truly personal piece are:
- Etching options such as traditional sandblasting or laser engraving.
- Thanks to new technology, we can create beautiful grave marker designs with photographs etched into the memorial.
- Additional grave marker emblems, such as bronze emblems or porcelain photographs are a nice addition and a great way to reflect the passions, life and times of your loved one.
- Don’t feel restricted to any one traditional shape. Tegeler specialize in custom shapes for granite headstones.
Grave marker designs are only limited by your imagination. If you have an idea for a memorial, Tegeler Monument can make is a reality that will last for generations to come. Share your idea with us and we will work with you to design your own grave marker.
Let Our Family Create Your Granite Grave Marker
We make things easier on you by handling the customization, crafting and installation of the perfect memorial for you or your loved one. When you are ready to get started in designing & creating your ideal monument, call us at 410-983-3998 or visit out our contact us page.