Yes, all four locations are open to the public with outdoor displays and indoor showrooms. We do ask that customers do some research before visiting. As some locations can get very busy during the heat of the season. Please understand that contractors will be helped first so that we can better assist you.
Frequently Asked Questions
Before your visit to State Material, we recommend going through our website’s project galleries and product pages to start your next project. This knowledge will help our sales team better understand your project. There is a lot of material to choose from so it helps to have an idea of what you like before you come in.
On our home page you can click on “Find A Contractor” and we can assist in helping you connect with a few contractors in your area who will be a good fit for your project. You can also call our store or visit one of our locations- ask a salesperson for a recommendation and they will be happy to provide you with one.
Efflorescence is a white, powder-like deposit that can sometimes appear on the surface of the paving stones. It may appear immediately or within a short time after installation. Efflorescence occurs when natural salts come to the surface and leave behind a white deposit that can normally be brushed off. Left alone, normal wear and exposure to the elements will dissipate the efflorescence.
Efflorescence will go away on its own but before it wears away naturally, best results are obtained by using an efflorescence cleaner. Do not use muriatic acid.
If a sealer is to be applied to the paving stones, it is recommended that any presence of efflorescence be removed prior to sealing. Precautions for proper drainage of the paving stone system should be taken to minimize the occurrence of efflorescence. It is recommended to wait at least 6 months after pavers are installed to seal your pavers.
Pavers are extremely durable. Sealing, however, may enhance the colors and may prevent staining. Allow a minimum of 6 months after installation before sealing your pavers. Consult our team for recommendations on cleaning and sealing.
Sealers are beneficial for pavers to enhance the color and resist stains. When you install a new patio, you need to allow time for any efflorescence to appear. We recommend waiting at least 6 months before applying a sealer.
Used to fill paver joints, the empty spaces found between each paver. It is made up of a mixture of specific additive particles. When put in contact with water, this substance acts as an ultra-powerful bonding agent that strongly binds together concrete elements. When installed properly, polymeric sand will remain in the paver joints and inhibit weed growth and insect infestation.
Care must be taken so that water does not pool underneath the pavers. Drainage holes should be drilled in large slabs, filled with pea gravel and covered with landscape fabric. Edge pavers must be restrained to keep joints from opening up.
Determine how many square feet you are covering with brick, then select a brick size (see below). Multiply the total number of square feet by the brick needed per square foot, and divide by 5% to allow for breakage and/or cuts. Brick sizes are approximate.
|Size||# of brick per SF for veneer||# of brick per SF for paving|
|Modular 2 ¼”x3 5/8” x 7 5/8”||7.0||5.0|
|Standard 2¼ x 3 5/8 x 8”||7.0||4.8|
|Paver 2 ¼” x4”x 8”||x||4.5|
|Jumbo 2 ¾”x 3 ¾”x 8”||5.5||x|
|Oversize 2 ¾” x 4” x8 ½”||5.0||x|
|Rustico 2 ½” x 6”x 9”||x||2.66|
|Holland 2 3/8” x 4” x 8”||x||4.5|
Natural Stone Veneer is made from real stone quarried from the earth. It features imperfections, textures, and tonal variation. Manufactured stone is a man-made product and usually dyed concrete that looks like natural stone, but is available in almost any texture, shape, and color.
Price varies with the type of stone that you choose. Higher-end manufactured stone prices can sometimes be more costly than natural stone veneer. It is important to speak with one of our sales associates to help give you an estimate of the products you are interested in.
Masonry work requires stable weather conditions in many places. Late spring and early summer are some of the most ideal times to have your project built and completed. However, many contractors do get booked quickly and depending on delivery of material can take longer than anticipated. It is important to start to plan from 6 months to a year before your anticipated project.
It can depend on the time of year. During the spring and summer, we recommend setting up a delivery a week in advance. We strive to do the best we can to get your materials to your jobsite as soon as we can.
Yes, we offer delivery at all four locations from Manhattan to Montauk. For palletized materials we bring flatbed trucks and a machine to unload. For loose material like sand or gravel we offer the option to dump the material.
Both Nicolock and Cambridge offer great products that will complete your landscape. A benefit of using Nicolock Pavers is that the company’s origin is here on Long Island making it faster and easier to get material. You want to make sure your time and money is rightfully invested when it comes to deciding between Nicolock Pavers or Cambridge Pavers. Learn about which paver style is right for you, here.
Natural stone does not need to be clean often. However, if there is mud or muck on it you should clean it off sooner rather than later. Stubborn dirt can be removed with soap and water scrubbing in a circular motion. If it is newly installed and wet mortar or grout has covered the face of the stone, let it dry to the point where you can scrape it off. Wiping it off may smear it and make it difficult to remove.
You can clean your Manufactured stone as often as you like. Use mild dishwashing detergent mixed with water and use a soft bristle brush or sponge to wipe down the stone. It should be noted to never apply any products to manufactured stone that contain acid. It could remove the natural coloring leaving a dull finish.
The best way to avoid slips and falls is using the right materials.
Before it snows on your driveway, patio, walkways you can spread fine sand on the surface.
For asphalt ONLY you can use rock salt or salt sand. Never use salt on anything but asphalt.
The safest kind of ice melt for pavers is any products containing Magnesium Acetate (CMA) which is proven to be effective and least damaging.
We accept cash, credit cards and checks in our stores. Unfortunately, we do not accept credit cards over the phone. All sales are final, there are no returns. We recommend that for stock items you do not over order as we do not take material back.
We have seen an increase demand with limited supplies on all building aspects and fuel as impacted the cost of providing materials to our customers. Please be advised prices are subject to change without prior notice. This helps us ensure our commitment to providing the very best products and services for our customers.