Flat Grave Markers
Flat Grave Markers admin February 4, 2022

Flat Grave Markers

What are Grave Markers & Flat Grave Monuments?

Some cemeteries (or sections of cemeteries) are designed and landscaped only for grave markers. Grave markers lie flat or flush to the ground. Some people also call these types of monuments flat tombstones, flat headstones, or flat grave monuments.

A flat grave marker is simple and elegant. Sunset has many different styles, shapes, and granite colours that you can choose from. Our grave marker designs are second to none.

If you’re wondering about flat grave monument prices, talk to someone from our sales team and they’ll be able to give you a quote. At Sunset, the quote you get includes installation and there are no hidden costs after the fact. Our staff don’t work on commissions so you don’t have to worry about feeling rushed or being upsold on features you don’t need.

Flat stone monument from Sunset Memorial and Stone

Sunset Memorial & Stone’s Custom Flat Grave Monuments:

At Sunset, you can choose one of our standard designs or you can create a flat grave marker that’s customized and unique.

Flat grave monuments are often smaller than other monuments, but there are lots of ways to make them special by choosing different types of writing and designs. 

After you choose the type of granite you want, you can customize your flat grave monument with one of our many finishes, fonts, icons, images, or messages. If you have questions, our sales team have lots of experience and knowledge and they can help. 

We want your flat grave monument to reflect how you wish to memorialize a loved one and our experienced design team is here to assist you with the grave marker design.  

Flat stone monument from Sunset Memorial and Stone

Grave Marker FAQs

We want the process of finding the correct perfect memorial for your loved one to be: streamlined, easy-to-understand, and handled with dignity and respect. Sunset Memorial & Stone has the answers to frequently asked questions about grave marker designs and flat grave monuments.

Are There Different Types of Flat Grave Markers?

Flat grave markers come in many different sizes. Sunset’s flat grave markers also come in many different granite colours.
All of our flat headstones are 4 inches (100 mm) thick.
You can add companion inscriptions (e.g., partner, husband, wife, parent, child) to flat grave markers as well.

Do Flat Grave Markers Come with a Base?

Flat grave markers are usually installed flush to the ground. If you’re looking for a way to make flat grave markers in Canada stand out more, some cemeteries will allow raising them higher on concrete foundations or granite bases. We can create a custom grave marker, by elevating it higher off the ground with a granite base.  The granite base protects the marker from grass mowing equipment and gives the flat tombstone more prominence in a cemetery section.  However, all cemeteries have different guidelines for flat grave markers in Canada, and only some will let you do this. If this is something you’re interested in, Sunset will work closely with the cemetery you choose to make sure your flat grave monument follows their terms. Talk to our sales team to find out more about flat grave markers and their respective prices. They’ll help you find an affordable design.

How Much Do Flat Headstones or Grave Markers Cost?

Flat grave markers are often the most cost-effective types of monuments. Flat grave markers prices will depend on what size, type of design, type of granite, and type of writing you choose. Families often ask to add additional artwork, porcelain images, or bronze appliques to create a custom grave markers.  Our sales team will be happy to provide you with the costs of these items with the quote.

Our flat grave marker prices are both competitive and detailed.  All pricing is transparent with no hidden fees, and no upsell mentality, as all of Sunset’s employees are paid by salary, not commission.  Thus, we are always focused on what is the best value for you.  Ask us about any special offers that we have in stock.  We respectfully work within a family’s budget to help create the perfect monument no matter if it is for a cremation monument or a monument for graves. 

What is the difference between a headstone and grave marker?

A headstone is a larger and more elaborate memorial in a cemetery, often made of materials like granite or marble, featuring the deceased person’s name, dates of birth and death, and additional details or symbols. It serves as a prominent tribute. On the other hand, a grave marker is a more general term encompassing various markers that identify a grave. While a headstone is a type of grave marker, the latter can include simpler markers like flat plaques or bronze plates at ground level, typically displaying essential information like the name and dates of the deceased.

Can I add Bronze Grave Marker Plaques to a Flat Tombstone?

Yes. At Sunset we can add bronze grave marker appliques or bronze plaques to a flat marker for families who wish to add this design feature to a memorial.  Our graphic artist will share with you a variety of bronze grave marker styles, fonts, and images to adorn the memorial.  We can provide you with a wide selection of styles of custom grave marker styles that can incorporate both bronze appliques and inscription as well as a solid bronze grave marker plaque.  So don’t hesitate to ask our design team about this beautiful design option.

To find out more about grave markers in Alberta or flat grave monument prices, contact our sales team to learn more.

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