DALLAS, TX-- For thousands of years, natural stone has been admired for its ability to add unmatched elegance and character to any design due to its naturally varied appearance. American Olean is pleased to continue this time-honored tradition through the addition of "Ascend™ Stone" to its growing palette of natural stone offerings. Ascend is inspired by the emerging trends driving today's residential and commercial designs and is sure to become a favorite for designers, architects and homebuilders looking to create upscale and glamorous designs.Ascendâ?¢ Stone

"Demand for stone continues to grow," said Laurie Lyza, brand marketing manager, American Olean. "In terms of trends, our customers want long, linear planks, neutrals like white and gray and comprehensive size packages. Ascend Stone delivers the exact mix of color, movement and size options needed to meet those needs and trend demands."

The Ascend collection includes two marbles, Open Horizon and Candid Heather, both offered in honed and polished finishes, as well as two limestones, Honest Greige and Gray Virtue, both available in a honed finish. All four stones feature beautiful directional veining, mapping to today's linear trends in the market.

Available sizes include a 12- x 12-inch format along with three on-trend linear formats, including 12 x 24, 6 x 36 and 8 x 36 inches. A complementing 3- x 8-inch wall tile size and a contemporary pencil rail and chair rail are also available. To help create a complete, cohesive look, several exquisite and unique mosaics round out the collection in shapes, such as textured hexagons, modern stacked stones, leaves and a chevron patterns.

Ascend Stone was inspired and designed with American Olean's customer's needs and trend demands in mind for complete freedom of expression when selecting natural stone for projects of any scale.

To view all of American Olean's natural stone offerings, visit http://americanolean.com.