Clay Pavers


Laser-marking is produced by melting the clay with the laser beam. It is the iron, red color, in the melted clay that produces the black mark. The mark is part of the paver and will not separate from the surface of the paver. It serves to protect the paver from wear, because it is now much harder and more durable than the original clay.

  • Up to 20 characters, including spaces and punctuation

Clay pavers, without the red color, will not produce a black mark when lasered without additional processing at additional costs. The other option for clay pavers, without the red color, is to sandblast.


Sandblasting is processed by applying a “mask” to the surface of the paver, with text removed. Sand is then directed at a high pressure through the holes in the mask, blasting away the clay. The routed out text can then be accented with lithochrome paint or a grout or epoxy fill of a variety of colors.

  • Sandblasted clay pavers can accept text with up to 16 characters, including spaces and punctuation, depending on font
  • Sandblasted clay pavers are generally all upper case letters

Clay Paver Sizes

Most clay pavers are available with optional beveled and non beveled edges and spacers.

  • Available in 4″ x 8″ and 8″ x 8″
  • Thickness of 2 ¼”
  • 1 ½” & 1″ with some manufacturers

Granite Pavers

Granite pavers can be sandblasted in the same fashion as clay pavers. They can be laser-marked, but are not generally considered suitable for projects with pedestrian traffic.

Granite is considered to “weather” better than marble. Granite and marble can be cut and polished to individual specifications.

Granite pavers are available in custom sizes.

Concrete Pavers

Generally available in preformed sizes.

  • 4″ x 4″
  • 4″ x 8″
  • 8″ x 8″
  • 12″ x 12″

Concrete is sandblasted and lithochrome filled with a choice of colors.

Ceramic Tiles

Ceramic tiles are best suited for wall applications, inside or out. They can withstand rain, ice and sun. The laser produces a black mark within the surface glaze of the tile. The mark is highly resistant to abrasive wear.

  • 4.25″ x 4.25″
  • 6″ x 6″
  • 8″ x 8″
  • Birch white
  • Vanilla cream
  • Thickness-1/4″

Granite Benches

We can provide benches made from granite obtained from local quarries. They consist of two pedestals, a bench seat, polished on top and outside of each pedestals, drilled for mounting with pins, pins included. Text is typically sandblasted on the side of the bench seat.

Granite & Marble – Custom Pieces

Granite and marble custom pieces can be lasered, but that is not considered appropriate for most applications. Sandblasting is considered the preferred method to mark granite & marble that is subject to foot traffic.

  • They are sandblasted in the same manner as clay pavers
  • They can be custom cut to a variety of shapes and thicknesses