Mexican Cantera stone and tile roots date back thousands of years. This soft yet durable material is a strong and malleable natural stone. 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, and compressed for millions of years.
Because it is both beautiful and functional, Cantera stone has many architectural and decorative uses. Outdoors, it can be carved into stately columns, figurines, and fountains. It is also frequently installed as a unique pool surround or pool coping. Indoors, Cantera is an elegant option for fireplaces, kitchen range hoods, and more. It looks stunning when carved as a door or window surround. Thanks to Rustico’s skilled handcarvers, the sky is the limit when it comes to adding Cantera to your home.
Cantera is also prized in its tile form. Its versatility makes it a great choice for a variety of areas, from the kitchen to the bathroom.
One reason Cantera stone is so popular is because of its porous and lightweight nature. This makes it easy to work with and easy to ship. Cantera has long been recognized as a top building material. It is naturally beautiful, and can be carved into columns, fireplaces and other features.
With this natural stone, there exists 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 tile is known for its nonslip finish. These and other features mean it is ideal for use outdoors in most climates.
Interested in learning more? Contact one of our Cantera 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.