Basic Personal Memorial and Double Memorial Designs:

Flush MemorialsA flush memorial lies flat in the ground and can be made of either granite or bronze. In cases where it’s designed to cover a single grave space, typical dimensions are 20 x 10 inches. If it’s designed to cover two grave spaces, typical dimensions are 30 x 12 inches.

Bevel MemorialsA granite beveled memorial is similar to a flush memorial in all respects except that it’s set above the ground instead of flush with it. The dimensions are the same: In cases where it’s designed to cover a single grave space, typical dimensions are 20 x 10 inches. If it’s designed to cover two grave spaces, typical dimensions are 30 x 12 inches.

Slant MemorialsA granite slanted memorial is also above ground. It differs from flush and beveled memorials in two respects. First and foremost, it’s larger, which affords more room for engraving and personalization. Typical dimensions are 20 x 10 x 16 inches. Second, since it is not flush to the ground, it has a back that’s viewable, which usually has a sawn or frosted finish (compared to the highly polished finish on its front). Slanted memorials can also be placed on bases to elevate them from the ground.

Upright MemorialsA granite upright memorial is built of two pieces, respectively called a tablet and a base. Being the largest relative to flush, bevel, or slanted memorials, they offer the most space for engraving and personalization. This is especially true because unlike a slanted memorial, the back of an upright memorial is perpendicular to the ground, which provides room for further engraving and personalization. For this reason, the back of an upright memorial is finely polished to the same degree as its front. In cases where an upright memorial is designed to cover a single grave space, typical dimensions are 24 x 20 inches. If it’s designed to cover more than a single grave space, typical dimensions begin at 30 x 20 inches and increase proportionally to how many grave spaces you wish to accommodate.

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