For 40 years, MLW Stone has been importing high-end natural stone for furniture, flooring, hearth, and outdoor-construction applications from respected quarries around the world. It is part of an elite group of stone importers, and it has a loyal customer following because of way that it conducts business. MLW Stone makes it a priority to stay in tune with its customers’ needs by always thinking one step ahead.
The company has created a lucrative market niche for itself with its stone fireplace-facing kits for homebuilders and construction distributors. The four- and five-piece stone facing kits include a header, two legs, a hearth, and in some cases, a riser; the kits make it easy for builders to create a custom-looking stone surround at the fraction of the cost and installation time required by a traditional fireplace surround. “Our kits make it cost effective for builders to install stone fireplaces in everything from a tract home to a custom home,” Henry Onians, director of MLW Stone, explains.
MLW Stone recently introduced its flexible natural stone. This revolutionary new slate product comes in 2×4 ft. sheets and in 1- to 2- millimeter thickness and is offered in eight different color choices. The thin slate veneer is ultra light, easy to bend, and ideal for use on curved walls or as a fireplace facing. Other applications include outdoor-kitchen islands, firepits, grill stands, mantel accents, entertainment centers, and more.