What Are the Different Types of Grave Marker Materials?

Cemeteries are places of remembrance. Interred in the grounds of the cemetery are the remains of your loved ones, and you want to make sure that they have not only a peaceful resting place, but also a grave marker that identifies the individual and provides some of the details of their life, such as their name, date of birth and death, and perhaps a quote or a passage from the bible. Depending on the cemetery, along with other factors such as the last wishes of the deceased and the budget for the family, there are different types of grave markers available.

Laser etched grave markers are often a good and affordable way of remembering the deceased. This type of etching can be used with various types of grave markers mentioned below. First, there are the large, upright monuments and headstones. These are typically placed at the head of the grave. In addition, there are flat marker headstones that will lay flat on the earth.

When it comes to the materials used, you will find that there are many different options available. Again, it will come down to the choice you feel your loved one would want, along with finances. Some of the most common materials that have been used for grave markers include sandstone, limestone, fieldstone, marble, and iron. Some have chosen bronze and granite for the grave markers. In fact, beautiful black granite tends to be a very good choice, particularly for those who want a laser etched grave marker.

One of the reasons this type of marker material is used with laser etching is due to the visibility. The markings are very clear whether it is letters, numbers, or even images etched into the stone.

If you would like to have a laser etched grave marker, make sure that the company you are choosing to work with has the capability to work with this type of granite. In addition, you also need to think about the size of the grave marker to make sure it is going to fit well into the plot. Check the regulations of the cemetery, so you can make sure they will accept the stone.

Those who would like to learn more about laser etching can get in touch with Etched Impressions to find a range of headstones and sizes available.

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