Single Person Flat grave Markers

At Bras & Mattos, our single person flat grave markers consist of a single flat granite slab that is buried in the ground, flush with the grass, or flush in poured concrete in the cemetery. Using only the finest materials and high-quality granite, we can etch or engrave a wide variety of memorial scenes that best depict the story of your loved one. These flat headstones, once engraved, are placed at the “head” of the burial plot and last forever.

When memorializing a single person, our flat monument designs encompass their whole story while still being cost-effective. In fact, our flat markers are some of the most cost-effective ways to memorialize a loved one in the Bay Area.

With over 100 different cemeteries to choose from throughout San Fransisco, Sacramento, San Jose, and Oakland, each has a specific section devoted to flat markers. If your loved one is already laid to rest at one of these various locations, Mattos Monuments is here to help you save on your headstone.

In this article, we will cover flat grave marker designs, and choosing the proper memorial and granite color options. 

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26359 Mission Blvd, Hayward, CA 94544

Flat Grave Marker Designs

Typically, a flat marker for one person will be our standard 2′ x 1′ size with a fully customizable front face. The surrounding edges are “sawn” from the larger granite block and cut to those dimensions. When designing your loved one’s memorial, the basics are a must which includes name, date of birth, and date of passing. Far too often we find that people are far more unique and lived far more interesting lives than just the basics. In those cases, we can incorporate a host of other options. Borders, fancier fonts, frosted panels, or even 3D carved flowers can all be used to tell the story of your loved one.

Choosing the right Memorial For your loved one

Your loved one lived a full and completely unique life. They had a vast number of victories that you were by their side to help celebrate. As life went on, you also had times with them where they were there to help celebrate yours. If you are reading this then you undoubtedly have come to the right place to truly tell their stories of victory in stone. We want to help you celebrate their life. We want their stories to last for centuries and for future generations to look upon their memorial with pride. Nothing gives us more pride and motivation than to know who came before us and what they stood for.

For help in choosing the right memorial, our expert staff is here. Once, you set an appointment, we will sit and help you through all of the specifics. For help visualizing the memorial of your loved one before your memorial design meeting, you can ask these questions:

Questions to help you design a single person flat grave marker for your loved one

  • What was their favorite color? – We likely have a granite color option that will suit them nicely
  • What did they most like to do while living? – We can incorporate a vast number of memorial scenes to help tell their story
  • Did they have a favorite flower? – We can carve just about any 3-dimensional bouquet they might have fancied.
  • Did they have a particular place that they called home? – Some of our nature scenes can be adapted to any landscape they once roamed.
  • Did they have an animal that most represented them? – With our laser etching techniques, even the finest details of the lion’s mane can be seen from afar.
  • Was there something big that they accomplished in life? – Military Medals and other awards can all be used to help tell their story.

Granite Color Options

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Single Person Flat Grave Markers: In Conclusion

As we have shown to you throughout this article, a single person flat marker can be a very inexpensive way to memorialize your loved one. The savings over purchasing your headstone from a funeral home or cemetery can be upwards of $800. In fact, if you are looking to purchase a headstone in the Bay Area, and you talk to a cemetery, We are likely the crafter of that stone as well. Go to the source, not the middle man. Have your loved one’s story carved in stone by the best memorial designer in Northern California.

For information and the next steps regarding your loved one’s memorial, please reach out to Ryan at our design studio in Hayward, CA and he will be happy to assist. Most memorials can be built over the phone. Call us today and reference any memorials you might have taken inspiration from.

"A quality Single Person Flat Grave Marker Design requires a quality Monument Builder"

At Bras & Mattos monuments, we pride ourselves on delivering Flat Grave Markers at affordable prices. In fact, no matter the monument or memorial, you can be sure that with your help on the design, your loved one will be remembered with the perfect headstone for their memorial plot. Thus allowing future generations to remember the legacy and story through their quality memorial.To learn more and see our full memorial design process, please view our Youtube Channel

We cannot wait to help you memorialize your story. 

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