Headstone Facts and Information

Headstones are a standard part of laying an individual to rest with traditional burial. Once the services are completed at one of the funeral homes in Braselton, GA, the individual be laid to rest in the plot, and the headstone will be placed as a grave marker. Choosing the marker can feel a little complicated because there are so many options, so we have gathered basic information to help you get started. 

What Types of Headstones Are There? 

Flat: this option is traditionally a piece of bronze, concrete, or stone that is a flat tablet and comes in a large variety of sizes, finishes, colors, and materials. 

Raised-Top: this design is a concrete or stone block raised from the rear and slopes towards the front. 

Kerbed: This monument is the entire plot length, lies across the ground, and is traditionally used with an upright headstone. 

Upright: This is the most traditional option and is generally fixed to the ground using a concrete base. 

Material Options 

There are multiple different material options available and here are just a few of the most popular ones: 

Marble: This option is popular because it has unique blue and gray veins that run through it, giving it a unique look and is a smoother material. 

Limestone: This is the most popular option because it's a traditional choice, but it wears easily due to its softer material. 

Granite: This is the most adaptable and flexible choice, comes in multiple colors and finishes, and is known for being durable and affordable. 

Bronze: This highly durable option will change its aesthetics because it will darken as time passes. It requires very little maintenance, but it is one of the most expensive choices. 

Stainless Steel: This has been newly introduced as an option and is known for being a sturdy choice that is less prone to weathering than other materials. 

Inscriptions and Personalization  

The inscription will be a personalized method or thoughts about the individual, and it's not uncommon for people to use religious quotes, poetry, or words of grief or hope about the loss. There are many different fonts and engravings available, and you may even consider adding photos or symbols of the individual. 

Finishes and Designs 

Headstones can be finished in multiple ways, including polished, pitched, eggshell, frosted, part-polished, and axed, so be sure to research these before deciding. The headstone design comes in many different options, and in most cases, you can have a customized one made. The most common choices include: 

  • Tears 
  • Hearts 
  • Books 
  • Crosses 
  • Serpentine 

Community Focused with Expert Care  

There's a lot of variety available on the market when it comes to picking a headstone, so it is recommended to do some research and choose one that feels like an authentic choice. If you would like to create a truly honorable service and are looking at funeral homes in Braselton, GA, let us help you through the process from start to finish. We are a locally owned and operated company offering many different services, so contact us today for more information.