Frequently Asked Questions

How to clean black granite headstones

Granite headstones, especially with a polished finish, are easy to maintain by cleaning with a soft, damp cloth. At Memorials of Distinction, we offer a bespoke cleaning and restoration service to keep your granite headstone in excellent condition.

What are the benefits of using granite for headstones?

It’s no surprise that granite is such a popular choice for headstones:

  • Granite is incredibly durable and can withstand harsh weather conditions
  • It’s a versatile stone with many colours and finishes available
  • Designs and lettering etched onto granite won’t fade
  • Granite is a traditional material for headstones
  • Honed granite is allowed in most churchyards

Do they come in other sizes?

Standard overall height for most memorials are 2ft 6″ or 3ft but we can customise our designs to whatever size or material you need, subject to availability and approval by the cemetery. The prices in our Value Memorial range are just for the sizes/materials shown but contact us for a quote if you need slightly different. Our memorials also come in a variety of shapes, such as our book-shaped gravestones and heart-shaped gravestones.