4 Benefits of Choosing a Granite Headstone

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At St. Charles Monuments, we’ve served our Long Island community for decades. During times of incredible difficulty, grief and stress, we maintain a firm commitment towards providing guidance, support and compassion that make your burden a little easier to carry. Of course, losing a loved one is the most painful and disorienting time in a person’s life. However, we make it our mission to deliver unparalleled service that, hopefully, helps you through this challenging time.

One of the ways we help our community is by providing one-of-a-kind, gorgeous, unforgettable memorials to befit your loved one. As a result, we craft these monuments, in different styles, with granite, to ensure they’re the most fitting tributes to their legacies imaginable. Without a doubt, granite makes for an exquisite memorial for numerous reasons. In this post, we’ll explore the four main benefits of granite headstones.

1. Durability/Longevity

Of course, one of the more central considerations when creating a monument is its ability to last. Obviously, when purchasing a headstone or bench for a friend or family member, you want it to last as long as possible. Also, you not only want it to last over the years, but remain elegant, beautiful and a fitting tribute to your loved one for as long as possible. This is what makes granite an ideal material for a memorial.

Unlike many other materials, granite doesn’t stain, deteriorate or shatter. In addition, its ability to weather unforgiving elements or inclement weather is far superior to the alternatives. Granite headstones will remain alluring and intact, with its epitaphs and inscriptions vivid, for many, many years to come. Proper granite headstones also naturally resist the discoloration and deterioration that affects other memorial materials in between seasons. One material that makes for headstones that are equally as long-lasting (or perhaps even more long-lasting) is bronze.

2. Maintenance

Naturally, we want our monuments to remain in great shape for as long as possible. Part of ensuring they stay beautiful is with regular cleaning and maintenance. Many common headstone materials retain the beating they receive from poor weather and seasonal instability. However, granite is a much easier to clean (and maintain) material, and thus, far simpler to keep beautiful.

In the event a granite headstone fills with hard water, moss or any other kind of debris, it’s all but effortless to reinstate its original beauty. A little bit of water, a clean cloth, and perhaps a touch of dish soap is all you need to eliminate whatever build-up may be present and restore the headstone’s radiant craftsmanship.

3. Versatility

When it comes to rewarding materials, granite is the perfect choice for crafting unforgettable monuments. Artists and technicians can execute high-precision laser etching and sandblasting techniques flawlessly on granite. As a result, the headstone can feature virtually any image, symbol or inscription that you feel is the supreme representation of your loved one. Nowadays, these techniques are the collective standard for excellent monument craftsmanship.

This kind of versatility provides you with the most diverse range of options for selecting the perfect monument. Basically, you can order a headstone as specific, personalized, and meaningful as you wish. Granite memorials give mourning families the ability to create headstones with virtually any image, inscription or epitaph they wish – with stunning and enduring results. In addition, you’ll have the opportunity to add new lettering in the future, if you wish.

4. Beauty

Beauty is, perhaps, the simplest of all of these benefits, but easily one of the most important. Naturally, no one wants a headstone for their loved one that’s overwhelmingly dull and forgettable, or simply unpleasant to look at. We want the memorials of our loved ones to be the perfect representation of their lives, legacies and their enduring impacts on our lives. Therefore, they must look as magnificent as our loved one deserves. This is yet another significant advantage of granite in headstone creation – it’s simply the most beautiful option.

At St. Charles Monuments, we have over twenty colors of granite to choose from – each with an extraordinary richness and texture that makes for stunning, one-of-a-kind monuments. However, in comparison to other materials, granite is palpably the most regal, alluring and singularly elegant substance, perfect for an unforgettable memorial. You’ll even be able to care for your monument regularly to ensure it remains as beautiful as possible over the years.

Conclusion – St. Charles Monuments

At St. Charles, we aim to deliver a headstone (and experience) that eases the difficulty that comes in times of grief. Granite is one of the many ways we strive to help you pay tribute to your lost loved one, and provide you with a beautiful, worthy place to visit them in the years to come.


What people say about us

“Thank you Marcus. We drove by the monument yesterday afternoon. My husband and I were very pleased. Thank you for giving us a gift of comfort and peace.”

Mary Amber

“Thank you so much. It has been a comforting and pleasant experience working with St. Charles Monuments. The memorial set looks great.””

Pam Carter

“The headstone is beautiful. They did a fantastic job. Again my family and I thank you for all your help with suggestions and with the arrangements.”

Laura Leddy

“My family and I visited my husband’s grave today. We were very pleased with the results. It looks very nice. Thank you.””

Mrs. Guginsky

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