OUR PROCESS

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skilled    •   technical    •   experienced

The Stone Source has been helping people in Mississippi design amazing projects using natural stone, quartz, and ceramic tile for 48 years. Our company, based in Flowood, Mississippi, specializes in fabricating and installing complex commercial projects, kitchen counter tops, incredible marble baths, stone fireplaces, and outdoor living spaces. Come by and talk with us, visit our showroom, and let our experts help you with your next design project.

consulting

Step 1:

This is where you have the opportunity to convey your hopes and dreams with us, as we become a part of your team. The easiest way to make certain that we are all on the same page is to bring a simple sketch of your kitchen, bath or office. We’ve provided very easy instructions. You’ll need 4 simple tools (your camera phone is one of them) and a few minutes of your time to do a rough sketch. With this in hand, we can now work together to come up with your basic plan.

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Selection

Step 2:

This is where you get to play in the showroom and out in the warehouse and actually pick out the pieces that will compose your masterpiece. We recommend that you set aside a small block of time for this task, since it is highly personal and no matter how many options you’ve looked at online, once you are here in person, you will understand more fully what colors, textures, designs and surfaces appeal to you. By not feeling rushed, and considering this the “reflection” stage of your process, you’ll be able to utilize our professional team more fully. We can offer suggestions and give you insight into your palettes and choices, as well as help you distinguish between various price points and the reasoning behind them.

measuring

Step 3:

This involves one of our team members coming out and performing a technical measurement. This provides us the precise digital templates we need to guarantee that the job is done to perfection. Cabinets are also measured with our digital equipment, so that all the edges and joints fit together firmly.

digital layout

Step 4:

This involves taking your chosen slab and using our exclusive Slabsmith© technology to create a replica of your finished project on screen. Using high-resolution photography, we are able to align the veins of the countertop, unlike anyone else in Mississippi. In fact, The Stone Source is the only stone distributor and tile dealer with this advanced digital imaging technology in the larger metro Jackson area! Once we are done with our digital layout, it will be time for you to review the process. This extra step gives you peace of mind that the job will be performed exactly as you envisioned it.

cutting the stone

Step 5:

This is where the magic begins! Our skilled technicians use precision tools, either a Northwood SW138 twin bed saw jet or a Sasso K600 5-axis CNC saw, to carve your stone. We have invested in cutting-edge technology to deliver you a quality piece, where every seam is aligned perfectly.

milling the stone

Step 6:

This is where any special features that apply to your project are incorporated. We use a Northwood SW-138 EDS CNC to cut out the sinks for the countertop, and any special edges or designs cut into the stone itself. Once again, our commitment to quality shines bright.

honing, polishing or leathering a slab

Step 7:

If necessary, we use the state-of-the-art Sasso Lux, which takes polishing to a whole new level. Sometimes clients want the island of a kitchen honed or leathered and the balance of the area to remain polished. The Stone Source are the only craftsmen in  Mississippi to use this process.

installation

Step 8:

This is the day your dream becomes a reality. We have three install crews that perform all of the installations. We do not use subcontractors or other middlemen. With utmost care and respect, we install your stone countertops. No matter how large or small your project is, we look forward to creating it together with you. From start to finish, The Stone Source is dedicated to unwavering quality in stone, customer care, and workmanship.

what customers are saying

  • Working with Mindy Clarke and her team has been wonderful! Thank you Stone Source.

    AJ Harris IKON Homes
  • Working with The Stone Source has been great. I build 30+ houses a year, and they are always on time. Mindy is great with helping my customers make their selections and keeping them in budget. Their pricing is great, and their customer service is the best.

    Charlie Warriner Castlerock Properties, LLC.
  • My experience with The Stone Source has been nothing but fantastic. They have an awesome showroom and a great staff. I send my clients to Sheree. She is knowledgeable and helpful, always providing my clients the best value for their budget. The installation workmanship is great and service is always prompt and professional.

    Chip Hunt Builders
  • We recently had The Stone Source install granite in our kitchen and Sheree was wonderful to work with! Customer service is so important and she has got it hands down. We will recommend The Stone Source in the future and will for sure recommend Sheree!

    The Stuarts
  • I have worked with Stone Source for the past four years. They have the best selection around for tile and solid surface. Mindy has made my job especially easy. She fills in all the blanks and can read mine and my clients minds. I could not do my job without a place like this.

    Blair Pepper Designer
  • I don’t even know how many years I have used the Stone Source for tile and granite. Even back in the day when their showroom was off of Flowood Drive at the end of a dead end road! They have always treated me like family and given me the best service and pricing. Now in the present facility, I’m comfortable enough to come in and make myself at home looking at tile and granite for my clients. Mindy Clarke has become a very important part of my design process giving
    me prompt information I need, keeping everything on schedule, ordering on a timely basis, and simply being available to answers my calls or return my calls promptly if she is unavailable. She is great at coming up with solutions when we hit a snag and for communicating with our installers. I spec finishes for a couple of dozen houses a year, and I can’t imagine doing that without Mindy and the Stone Source
    Terri Jackson, ASID Sr. Interior Designer