5 Advantages Of Flat Grave Markers


You will have many choices when purchasing a marker for a loved one's grave. Graves markers are designed in various heights and materials and with different embellishments. While larger stones can be impressive, there are many advantages to choosing flat grave markers. Here are a few. 

1. Durability

Granite is an excellent choice for flat grave markers. Unlike other materials that lose their luster over time, granite will not. Granite does not stain and resists discoloration. No matter how many oak leaves may lay on the face of the stone, it will retain its color and beauty. 

2. Versatility

Granite is versatile, no matter which techniques your monument company uses to etch your stone. The granite marker will hold up to sandblasting or high-precision laser etching. This type of stone will make your stone fully customizable. You can inscribe words, images, symbols, and inscriptions. You can make the marker as unique as the person it is purchased for.

3. Affordability 

Several factors determine the cost of the average headstone. These include:

  • Weight and size
  • Material
  • Finish
  • Engravings
  • Embellishments

You may also pay delivery, shipping, cemetery, and installation fees. Due to these factors, a flat grave marker costs less than most other stones on the market. 

4. Cleanability 

Granite is a very easy material to take care of. All you need to clean a flat granite stone is a clean cloth, a little water, and a few drops of dish soap. Soap up your material, wipe off your stone, and rinse it off. Underneath the dirt, you will find the original beauty of the stone.

A flat grave marker makes the grave and graveyard easy to clean. Because the marker is flat, it is easy to mow or weed-eat around, making the upkeep of your grave easy.

5. Impenetrability 

Flat grave markers do not have all the cracks and crevices some more prominent monuments contain. The lack of these crevices keeps weather elements from entering the stone and causing damage over time.

Granite has a Mohs scale ranking between 6 and 7. This ranking means it is one of the hardest stones on the market and is not easily scratched. The hardness is relevant when the stone will be out in the elements for many years.

When you construct your flat headstone from granite or one of the other harder stones, being penetrated by the elements is something you do not have to worry about. The stones are literally impenetrable.  

Reach out to a memorial company for more information on flat grave markers.


25 October 2022

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