Differences in Grave Marker Materials
By Stella Rossa
When you come to deciding on a grave marker, you should
bear in mind that it will become a permanent fixture. It
will probably be there forever, and can be seen by
anyone visiting the area where the person is buried.
This is why it is vital that you choose the right
marker. Headstones can be expensive and are actually the
most expensive element of a funeral.
When it comes to choosing the material, you should bear
in mind what design you want, as this could limit your
choices. You also need to consider cost and the fact
that you need a headstone that is durable and will stand
the test of time.
Some cemeteries will sell grave markers on the premises,
however this may limit your choices. It is important
that you get this tribute to your loved one right, so
you should always shop around.
When you shop for a graver marker there are several
factors that you should consider:
Did your loved one give you any specific instructions
for how they want their grave?
Does the grave yard you are using have any limits? Some
graveyards and churches will only let you have materials
that match their current styles so this could limit your
choice somewhat if this is the case?
What are your cost limits?
What exactly do you want the marker to look like?
Although headstones come in a variety of styles, the
most popular are heavy marble or heavy granite. These
are easily shaped which means you can have them with the
look that you like and it is simple to get them carved
with your chosen words.
These stones are also highly durable which means that no
matter what the weather conditions, they will stand the
test of time and last forever. Something which should
definitely be considered when it comes to choosing a
If you do not want a stone marker, then you could opt
for a metal such as Stone. It is also possible to get
ones made out of sandstone, however this is a generally
weak material and therefore not usually recommended.
Whatever you choose for your loved ones grave marker,
you should take all of these factors into account. You
will want a place that you can come to remember them,
and you want something that will last forever without
too much maintenance. Speak to the people you are buying
from, because they will be able to offer you much advice
and help you make the best decision.