Blessed with a rugged, mountainous southeastern edge, Peru offers up some of the most exotic, rare natural stones in existence. In particular, the travertine and limestone quarried from the mystical Andes Mountains that poke through the dreamy white clouds and right back into the pure blue sky some 14,000 feet above the world. Travertine and limestone from Peru represents the very best the stone has to offer. The elevation and pressure at 2.5 miles above sea level creates the most-dense, durable, non-porous and smoothest travertine ever found in such endless abundance.
This much sought after stone paves the way for the many other beautiful natural stone and precious gemstones that make up the rest of what the Andean Stone Company arranges for shipping to exotic foreign countries or perhaps, the Miami, Florida-based warehouse and logistics center it operates for Minera Roca Andina in Lima.
The combination has proven to be a winning one for the Andean Stone Company, and its U.S. and international distributor base. In current times, one of the fastest growing segments in the building universe is the architectural specification of direct adhered natural stone or porcelain tile exterior veneers. The company has already supplied the exterior veneer stone materials for a brand new Louis Vuitton location, as well as its vein-cut Novana tiles for every exterior surface of a space-age, architecturally-specified museum in Moscow.
In addition, with consistent improvements and advancements in adhesives, waterproofing membranes and stain-proof grout for natural stone and tile installations, more and more specifications and applications are on the way for the architectural building community. Including natural stone exterior veneers, pavers, planters, benches, water features and lifestyle destination building projects on the rise, there’s no question that more opportunities to design with natural stone are most definitely on the horizon.