The choice of materials is clearly important for ensuring a rich finished product, with "real stone" offering
somewhat more possibilities than manufactured product such as Eldorado Stone.

However, a even more important parameter in ensuring a final product that turns heads is workmanship.  
The selection and layout of the various colors in the palette, the size and uniformity of grout joints, the
choice and application of grout are all important determining factors that differentiate an true artisan mason.