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Cantera Stone

Cantera stone is also known as hand-carved stone. It is a quarried, volcanic rock that is mined exclusively in various regions of Mexico. Cantera natural stone has unique properties in that it offers color, texture, durability, and a softness that allows for detailed carving and cutting. In fact, because of its natural beauty and functionality, Cantera quarried stone, similar to limestone, has many architectural and decorative uses. 

Outdoors it can be carved into stately natural stone columns, figurines, and stone fountains. Indoors, Cantera natural stone is an elegant option for fireplaces, kitchen range hoods, and more. It also looks stunning when carved as a door or window surround.

Cantera is also prized in its tile form. Its versatility makes it an ideal choice for various areas, from the kitchen to the bathroom. It is also frequently installed as a unique pool surround or pool coping due to its non-slip finish.

Thanks to Rustico’s skilled hand carvers, the sky is the limit when it comes to adding Cantera to your home.

Wherever you are, whatever your needs, we can help you find the perfect Cantera tile or natural stone feature for your project and ship it anywhere.

Pick Your Color of Cantera Stone

Because Cantera stone is such an easy material to artfully craft, the décor and building options are endless. From buildings and statues to Cantera tile floors, our Cantera stone stands the test of time in over 17 colors.

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Cantera Stone Columns

Historical Luxury

Building a Tuscan style home? Renovating that Hacienda? Check out Cantera Stone Columns in a variety of shapes and styles to fit the character of your space. Have those columns always been there? With our customized stone color options, visitors may very well think so. We won’t tell.

Spanish style home cantera stone

Cantera Fireplaces & Hoods

Function, Meet Beauty

You don’t have to sacrifice beauty for practicality. With our Cantera fireplaces and hoods, you can marry the two elements for a dramatic focal point in a kitchen or living room. Think: glamorous stone fireplaces and range hoods. Browse our selection of styles and colors to warm up the ambiance of your home.

cantera stone hood

Cantera Tile, Pavers & Coping

Outdoor in style

There’s no better place to use Cantera stone than around a swimming pool. Cantera tile’s slip-resistant surface makes it ideal pool decking. And with an array of color and design options at your fingertips, our stone is sure to enhance the appeal of your space. Contrast light and dark stone colors for added eye appeal. Cantera stone pavers are commonly used with sealant to protect their surface and maintain their natural non-slip properties.

cantera outdoor stone tile and pool coping

Cantera Fountains

Serenity in Motion

It’s official: you need to relax. Our hand-carved Cantera fountains offer tranquility and beauty for any setting. Whether it’s a multi-tiered outdoor fountain or a simple water feature in your home, Rustico Tile and Stone can help you create the fountain of your dreams. And that’s a pretty soothing thought.


Cantera Carved Stone Sculptures

Make a Statement

Hand carved sculptures, monuments, and statues make a statement for any space – residential and commercial. Our artisans custom carve stone sculptures according to your specifications. Let’s talk about your idea and create a concept drawing. Then, the stone artisans will create your masterpiece! 

custom cantera stone carved sculpture of angel
cantera stone tile

Cantera Stone Colors & Features

Cantera stone has been a preferred building material for centuries because of its beauty and ability to be carved into eye-catching architectural features. Window sills, balustrade systems, niches – creativity is Cantera stone’s middle name.

cantera stone outdoor tile

Get a Price Estimate or Order Samples

Did you know we ship worldwide? Plus, we stand by our Lowest Price Promise. Learn more by getting a price estimate for your next project. Just fill out the form with your basic details and Cantera color choice. We’ll work with you to find a budget-friendly solution.

Cantera Stone

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How is Cantera Stone Made?

Mexican Cantera stone and tile roots date back thousands of years, making it a solid and malleable natural stone. This soft-yet-durable material It is formed by volcanic dust and ash that has been washed into silt beds. Rustico’s Cantera stone has been combined with lava and local Mexican stone, including stone tile, and compressed for millions of years, resulting in unique characteristics.  Learn more with our Cantera Stone FAQs.

One reason Cantera stone is so popular is because of its porous and lightweight nature. This makes stone tile easy to work with and easy to ship.  In fact, it’s often used as natural stone tile flooring due to its incredible versatility and beauty. The porous nature of Cantera creates a soft, almost velvety finish, making it lightweight stone and easy to work with.

This natural stone has unique color varieties and many texture options. Each piece of Cantera stone is a carved work of art, and no two pieces are identical. Cantera stone continues to stand the test of time in Latin America’s many cathedrals, haciendas, and other buildings. In fact, because of its reputation as a quality building material, you’ll also find it in homes and businesses throughout the United States today.

Interested in learning more?  Contact one of our Cantera Mexican stone specialists today for design advice, pricing information, and shipping options. We ship at wholesale prices worldwide. There is nothing that we can’t create in Cantera stone!  Get a Quote today.

What are the advantages of using Cantera Natural Stone in construction or landscaping?

Cantera natural stone offers several advantages in construction and landscaping. It’s durable, versatile, and can withstand harsh weather conditions.  Additionally, Cantera stone is aesthetically pleasing with its natural colors and textures, making it a popular choice for adding beauty and charm to any project.

How does Cantera stone compare to other types of natural stone, such as limestone or sandstone?

Cantera stone is a type of volcanic rock that’s often compared to limestone and sandstone due to its similar characteristics. However, Cantera is known for its unique color variations and durability, so it’s a popular choice for architectural and decorative applications in homes and businesses.

Can Cantera Natural Stone be used for indoor applications, or is it only suitable for outdoor use?

It’s used for both indoor and outdoor applications. In fact, its versatility allows it to be used for flooring, wall cladding, fountains, countertops, fireplace surrounds, columns, and more. 

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