Canadian style monuments are usually divided into Upright headstones, Slant markers, Bevel markers and Flush markers.
Upright headstones have become one of the most common types of cemetery memorials purchased today. They consists of 2 separate pieces that are bonded together. The top piece is called a die or tablet. The bottom piece is called a base.
Slant markers stand typically 16" or 18" above the ground with the back of the stone straight vertical, and the front sloping at about a 45 degree angle. This memorial is placed above ground on a foundation. The top of the slant varies from a serpentine (curved) style to straight, oval or western style. The back and sides of the slants can be finished as rock pitched, sawn or polished.
Bevel markers are not very high above the ground, with the back of the stone being a few inches higher than the front. The dimensions of a bevel vary. The sides on a bevel are what we call a rock pitch. This style is also known as a Pillow Marker.
Sometimes referred to as a grass marker, it is a headstone that is placed flat against the ground. The standard single flush size is 24"x12"x4". A double flush standard is 48"x12"x4".
Hot stone: Indian Red, Multicolor Red, Shanxi Black, Lavendar Blue, G681, G633, Paradiso, Aurora.
Common finishes: Polished, Honed, Sandblasted etc.