Columbarium & Monument Bases

Columbarium & Monument Bases admin February 6, 2021

Columbarium & Monument Bases

When creating a memorial, bases are often overlooked or simply seen as a necessary feature; however, they protect your monument and visually play a key role in the overall feel and aesthetics of a design.

The primary role for the base is to elevate a monument protecting it from debris that can be ejected from maintenance equipment. We often find chips and scratches on monuments for this reason; the extra height helps to avoid a situation where repairs must be made.

Just as the monuments themselves, bases come in all shapes, sizes and styles, which may be customized to your specific needs and preferences. On some base models, custom art, a family name, an epitaph or other details may be added to them. Even a slight tweaking of a more traditional base design, such as swapping a Stanstead grey base to one of a different colour, could make all the difference in your loved one’s memorial.

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Monument Base Margins

Bases may have “margins” of polished granite for a more refined look in the overall design of a monument.

A margin is typically the top portion of a base that has been polished–this includes the top face and a designated area down any (or all) of the four sides of the base. Margins themselves may also be custom ordered in a different colour to create a distinguished, two-tone effect.

Base Margin Selection from Sunset Memorial and Stone in Calgary, Alberta

Premium Black Base with 2" Slanted Front Margin

Base Margin Selection from Sunset Memorial and Stone in Calgary, Alberta

Stanstead Grey Base with 2" Ocean Mist Margin

Base Margin Selection from Sunset Memorial and Stone in Calgary, Alberta

Premium Black Base with 2" Margin

Monument Base Styles

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Sunset Memorial & Stone has many colour options, stone and price range to offer when it comes to monument and columbarium bases.
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