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Top 8 Stone Choices of 2018

top stones of 2018

Top 8 Decorative Stones of 2018

top stones of 2018

The Top Stones of 2018

The top stones of 2018 are listed below.  We ran a Top 5 List, way back in 2014.  This year, we re-vamped the list as a count-down and decided to expand from five, to eight!


Available in Bulk (tons), and by the bag, AreA Landscape Supply has a variety of over 20 different decorative stones. (CLICK HERE to view our entire Decorative Stone selection.) With such a large selection, this top 8 list might help reduce the options to consider.  Here you go, our TOP 8 best-selling decorative stones of 2018!  Happy “ROCK” -tober!


Slate Chips

As the name eludes to, this stone has the appearance of a gray slate chips. The thin layered fragments of this stone could also be described as shale-like. The deep gray color glistens in the sunlight. The characteristics of this stone provide a strong contrast and a unique, but sophisticated, appearance.


Large Flint Stone

Large Flint Stone consists of deep, bold, saturated hues of rusty reds, burgundy, browns, medium and dark greys.  The stones are mostly smooth with some irregular-shaped jagged pieces.  This color-popping stone would be a great accent to a low-maintenance, predominantly green landscape.


Small River Rock

Small River Rock follows the same characteristics as Large River Rock(found above).  The size is the only difference, at about 3/4″ in diameter.  The smooth texture and variety of colors carry through both sizes: dark granite-greys, pale beachy whites, golds, taupes, and even salmon-like pinks.


Autumn Smoke

Autumn Smoke is darker than Large Bark Nuggets, consisting mostly of charcoal grays with some brown tones. The texture is porous and lightweight. Neutral house color schemes could benefit from the deep neutral tones found within Autumn Smoke.



Meramec is a stone family that comes in a medium and a large size, large being the most popular at just bigger than a golf ball. The colors are bold shades of gold, caramel and tan. These stones have a textured surface and inconsistent shape which leads to a more rustic landscape.


Large Bark Nuggets

Large Bark Nuggets have the look of weathered wood chips and coloring that is mostly brown tones with some grays. The stones are fairly lightweight and generally about the size of a golf ball, however, dime-sized pieces are a common occurrence. This stone is similar to Autumn Smoke (see below).


American Heritage

A mixture of bold and pale colors that include creamy white stones, beige stones, gray granite & pink granite. The surfaces of the stones are mostly smooth, with some tumbled stones as well. The size of American Heritage can roughly be compared to the size of an egg.


Large River Rock

The number one decorative stone of the top stones of 2018 is Large River Rock.  Large River Rock is about 1-1/2″ in diameter and generally smooth in texture.  There is a wide variety of colors found within the mix.  You will find dark granite-greys, pale beachy whites, golds, taupes, and even salmon-like pinks.  This type of rock is the style used to skip rocks across water, but it doubles as a great landscaping accent