What is a Tombstone?

The headstone or tombstone is the stone made for the memorial of a deceased loved one for a cemetery plot primarily for commemoration. It is common in most cultures all over the world, and it is used to pay a tribute to loved ones who have passed on.

A tombstone or Headstone includes a marker placed over a grave with the name, date of birth, and date of death inscribed on it, with either a personal message or prayers. It could be a eulogy of the dead or quotes from religious texts.

Headstones or Tombstones are made from different types of materials such as granite, marble, fieldstones, bronze, sandstone, slate, iron, and wood. Each of these materials has its uniqueness and distinct beauty. It is essential to select a material that will last for several years without losing its aesthetics. Granite is the most durable to be used.

Other Names of Tombstones :

Granite Headstones, Black Granite Tombstone, Gravestone, Headstone, Stone, Grave Marker, Memorial, Monument and Obelisk.

Granite Tombstone Sizes:

The standard size for a grave marker depends upon the grave plot.  There are general standard sizes for single, double or infant plots.

Standard size for a single grave is:

  • 16” by 8”
  • 24” by 12”
  • 28” by 16”
  • 36” by 18” (centred over 2 side by side graves)
  • 44” by 14” (centred over 2 side by side graves)

These sizes are just general standard dimensions, but you should check with your cemetery what regulations they have about memorial markers before purchasing a grave marker.


10 – 15 mm, 12 – 18 mm, 15 – 20 mm, 20 – 25 mm up to 150 mm thick

At Flodeal Sizes and Thickness can be customized according to the needs.

Suggested Granite for Tombstone:

Granite is the most adaptable material. It is available in a variety of colours and finishes and is the most durable stone of all. Due to its wide availability, it’s also the cheapest. Dark colour Granites are mostly preferable. Our most popular Granite for Tombstones are:


Flodeal , one of the certified granite monuments, tombstone suppliers, offers top quality granite tombstone & monuments. They are committed to the quality solution with all its granite headstone/ tombstone products, memorial plaques, & cemetery monuments in different shapes, colours, sizes with a finished surface & accurate thickness to honour your loved ones at the best competitive prices.