Although there are a lot of different types of tile out there, sadly many of them are just plain boring. Thankfully the team over at Green River Stone Company is here to save us from the tile doldrums. Green River uses fossil-rich calcium carbonate shale from their own private quarry in Southwestern Wyoming. Do not ask me how they got their own private quarry, but I think I would like one just because it would sound cool. “Oh these tiles? Yes, they are from my quarry.” All while smoking a pipe and lounging in a Hugh Hefner style robe. Anyway, back to the stone. Green River uses stone, deposited 50 million years ago as sediment in a large freshwater lake. They then produce individual fossil specimens, artistic fossil murals, and other products for museums, private collectors, interior designers and architects. Prices available by request (which I’m guessing means more than $5 a square foot). Hey, it took earth 50 million years to make these, so they probably should not be cheap anyway. You can check out some of their beautiful tile, fossil and stone-work at GreenRiverStone.com.
About Marc Lyman
Marc grew up under a brave single mom who "encouraged" home improvement on the family home. Early toddler gifts included a tool set, and even a cordless Bosch drill when cordless drills first came out. In grade school (give or take a few years), Marc's mom said, "We need to cut down some trees. . . . here's a chainsaw." A father figure also involved Marc in many home improvement projects, including a summer of home remodeling in Palo Alto, CA. Toss in some Obsessive Compulsive personality traits researching everything home improvement related. The end result: a genetically pre-disposed, socially sculpted home improvement machine! For his complete profile, please visit our About page. Really, it's worth it.