Honoring Your Beloved Pet: A Comparison of Granite, Marble, and Slate Memorials
Preserving the Memory of Your Beloved Pet
Losing a pet can be a difficult and emotional experience. They are more than just animals, they are members of our family. To honor and remember them, many pet owners choose to create a lasting memorial to keep their memory alive. MyFurevermemories.com offers a variety of pet memorial options to help you preserve the memory of your beloved pet. In this blog, we will be comparing our Jet Black Granite Pet Memorial, White Carrera Marble Pet Memorial, and Color Photo Slate Pet Memorials to help you decide which type of memorial is best for you.
When choosing a pet memorial, it is important to consider factors such as weather resistance, cost, and personal preference. In the following comparison chart, we will be looking at these factors and more to help you make an informed decision about which type of pet memorial is best for you.
|Feature||Jet Black Granite Pet Memorial||White Carrera Marble Pet Memorial||Color Photo Slate Pet Memorial|
|Material||Natural stone||Natural stone||Natural stone|
|Hardness||Hard and dense||Softer than granite||Medium hardness|
|Weather resistance||Resistant||Resistant||Not recommended for outdoor use|
|Color||Jet black||White||Customizable with color photo|
|Finish||Glossy polished on all top five sides||Polished||Gloss or matte|
|Engraving method||Laser or sand-blasting techniques||Laser after placing a silicon film followed by sand-blasting for depth and painted fill with black outdoor paint for contrast||Color photo printed onto the surface with hand chiseled edges|
|Extreme Weather resistance||Sand-blasting is recommended for extreme weather conditions||Both laser engraving and sand-blasting are resistant to extreme weather conditions||Not recommended for extreme weather|
|Color fill||May be used for contrast when stone is wet||Black outdoor paint||Not applicable|
|Size available||5x7 and 8.5x11 and 12 inch Heart||6x12 and 8x12 inch||5x7, 4x8, 7x11, 5x11 inches|
|Cost||Less expensive than marble||More expensive than granite. Sand-blasting is more expensive than laser engraving||Less expensive than outdoor plaques|
|Look||Sleek and modern||Elegant and timeless with contrast color||High resolution color photo of your pet with hand chiseled edges. The quality of the photo used will affect the final look of the plaque|
As you can see from the chart, Jet Black Granite Pet Memorials are sleek and modern, White Carrera Marble Pet Memorials are elegant and timeless with contrast color and Color Photo Slate Pet Memorials are customizable with a color photo of your pet, and come in a variety of sizes with the option for a gloss or matte finish. They feature hand chiseled edges and have a high resolution color photo of your pet. However, Color Photo Slate Pet Memorials are considered for indoor use, they will look beautiful on the mantel, office desk, next to other memorabilia keepsakes from your late pet, next to the urn etc. Although they are not recommended for outdoor use because of the fading of color over time.
It is recommended to purchase both an indoor and outdoor plaque, this way you can cherish the memory of your pet both inside