Granite Colors & Monument Styles
Granite is a natural material, and it can vary from one section of a quarry or vein to another. In addition, all screens display color differently, so no web site can provide a true representation of any granite color. Please call or visit us today, and we'll be glad to show you samples of granites so you can appreciate their beauty and see how they actually appear.
Long-Lasting Custom Headstones & Granite Monuments
Represent your loved one with custom headstones and granite monuments from The Tombstone Company of Cullman, Alabama. A grave marker that lasts forever is as special and relevant as the memories you hold dear, so make sure it’s done to perfection by having us create it for you.
The Possibilities Are Endless
No matter what color or design you want on your headstone, we’re able to make it happen. We have software available to help you create a stone of any shape, size, and design. There are thousands of fonts to choose from, and the design elements are endless. You even have many color choices, including grey, black, red, pink, and white.
The Time Frame and Guarantee
Everything from the granite cutting to the headstone manufacturing is done locally to provide you with fast service. The average headstone setting time is less than two weeks, and if we don’t have it done when we say we will, you get a full refund and get to keep the headstone for free.
Date of Death Engraving
Once your loved one passes, we are more than happy to travel to the gravesite and engrave the date of death onto the tombstone. It takes less than 30 days for your engraving request to be completed.
Contact us in Cullman, Alabama, to learn more about giving your loved
one proper representation with our custom headstones and granite monuments.
The Tombstone Company offers a wide variety of monument sizes and styles to suit every cemetery requirement and family budget. We hope this guide will be helpful in determining which type of monument you are interested in.
Family or Estate Monuments
These monuments typically display a family name and have multiple ledgers, bevel markers, slant markers or flat markers to represent individual members of the family.
These monuments typically have inscription panels on the face of the monument for individuals.
These monuments are typically smaller and are ideal for individuals. It is possible to place inscriptions on one of these monuments for two individuals, however space may be limited.
Half Serpentine Monuments
These monuments may be used for Family or Estate monuments, Individual Monuments or Companion monuments depending on the arrangement of the inscriptions and placement of markers or ledgers for individuals. It is also a nice way to feature a vase for flowers.
These are popular companion style monuments and present a nice opportunity for a flower vase.
These are called Slants due to the slanted face. This face makes the monument easier to read as a visitor approaches the grave from a distance. These are available in single and double sizes.
These are called Bevels because of the bevelled or slanted face of the marker. This makes the monument easy to read when standing at the foot of the grave site.
These are also called Grass Markers or Flush Markers because the are flat or flush agains the grass at the grave site.
Grave Ledgers, also called Covers, are ideal for use with Family or Estate monuments where individual graves need to be marked. These offer ample room for inscriptions and dates.
Etchings are typically placed on black stones and may be created by hand with a diamond tipped tool or with the use of a laser. Etchings may be high contrast black and white, or they may be in color.
Benches are an ideal way to remember a loved on in a non-traditional setting such as a courtyard or other public area. Some cemetery lots may be large enough to allow a bench.
Mausoleums or Crypts
These may be large enough to walk into and may provide room for one to twelve spaces depending upon the size.
Columbarium or Cremation Monument
Most all monuments may be fitted with a cored space in the monument or base for storage of cremains. Some monuments, however, are specially designed for cremains. The small cremation bench and the larger columbarium shown below are examples of just two alternatives.