Engraved stone is the oldest of the art forms lasting long after petroglyphs have faded. Speculation has the age of the earliest known etched stone pieces at 800,000 years old.
Throughout time whenever mankind has wanted their words to last they have etched them in stone. At Laurentian Monument, Granite, and Stone we don’t limit you to just words, chose from our extensive design collection or bring a design of your own and let us transform it into something that will stand the test of time.
Granite is one of the most versatile and popular building materials throughout the world. With over 400 different types of granite, providing a wide selection of colors, texture, and looks for you to consider in your project.
Granite has been used as the base for many art forms for centuries, it can be engraved and/or etched with custom designs and text. New techniques now allow us to etch photographs and other artwork into the stone alongside engraving. Engraved or etched granite is available in a wide variety of applications, indoors you can find etched granite as a backsplash in the kitchen or bath as well as many other wall applications. Outdoors engraved or etching can be found on boulders, paving stones, monuments and more.
Remember at Laurentian Monument, Granite, & Stone we are only limited by your imagination.
With over 50 years experience the craftsmen of Laurentian Monument, Granite, & Stone take great pride in the skill and vision used in crafting your custom granite creation. The quality they put into the fabrication goes far beyond the cutting-edge computerized and laser-guided equipment, as they strive for quality and excellence. The eye, heart, and experience they bring to the work is reminiscent of the old-world craftsmanship that found a home on Minnesota’s Iron Range.
Engraving & Etching Photo Gallery
Steel endures. Resistant to corrosion, staining, and weathering steel is the perfect material because of its tough nature.Steel can provide a beautiful canvas for an etched design, tough enough for outdoor decoration, the etching process is precise enough to produce picture perfect renderings of the design of your choosing.The craftsmen here at Laurentian Monument, Granite, & Stone can create precisely the piece you want.
Throughout time whenever mankind has wanted their words to last they’ve etched it in stone. At Laurentian Monument, Granite, and Stone we don’t limit you to just words etched in stone. Chose from our extensive design collection or bring in a design of your own and let us transform it into something that will last for years to come.
Etched glass is truly art with a function. It was popularized in the mid-1800s when drinking establishments used acid-etched glass to shield its patrons from view and became a standard feature in Victorian and Edwardian homes.Etched glass diffuses the light and reduces any incoming glare without sacrificing the light coming through it. Turn picture windows or entry doors into fine works of art.
Let the artisans at Laurentian Monument, Granite, & Stone create a beautiful yet functional work of art for you.