Things to Consider When Buying a Memorial
  • Base: Bases of monuments typically have a rock cut-edged surface or a smooth-edged surface.  Bases with smooth-edged surfaces tend to show their nicks and scratches, which typically results when a lawnmower or other lawn care equipment bumps into the monument from the cemetery's caretaker. The rock cut-edged surface tends to hide such blemishes due to the more natural appearance of the base. We offer the rock cut-edged base for all of our monuments through our online design center. However, in the event you prefer a smooth-edged surface base, we can accommodate that request.
  • Lettering: All of the lettering and symbols on our memorials are sand-blasted to a depth to elicit a strong and prominent appearance without the need of painting the letters as paint tends to chip over time. However, in the event you select a black-colored granite for your memorial,the lettering and symbols will be painted the color white so that they are visible to the naked eye. Accordingly, if you do not like the appearance of painted symbols and letters, we don't recommend that you select a black-colored granite for your memorial.
  • Size for Companion Monuments: In the event you are seeking a monument for two people, known as a companion, we recommend that when you select your monument shape you select the larger sized option. In doing so, your monument will have more surface space to accommodate multiple inscriptions and symbols, if desired. Of course, make sure you check with your cemetery to confirm that the monument is an approved size.
  • Design: One of the most memorable pieces to your memorial is the design, as it tends to reflect on your loved one who has passed away. Typically, designs depict an image of the decedent, a floral arrangement, a scene or have religious significance. Katzman offers a wide array of design options in our online design center to meet your needs. And if you don't find a design you like,or you want an image laser-etched, just email us at This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it and we can assist you with your request.
  • Don't Be Shy: We recognize that purchasing a memorial to memorialize a loved one is a very significant and emotional decision. We are here to assist in any way we can and welcome the opportunity to share our expertise with you in hopes of making your purchasing experience a positive one. Please don't be shy. Contact us with any questions or concerns that you have.  We are here to help.
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