3 Important Considerations For Choosing Pillow Monuments

May 4, 2023



When purchasing pillow monuments, there are three things to consider: the type, material, and cost. Summit Memorial’s team of experts is ready to help you discover which pillow monument is best for your loved one! Simply give us a call or stop by the office.

But in the meantime, here’s what’s important to know.

Why Should You Choose A Pillow Monument?

The three types of monuments we sell are pillow, flat marker, and upright. They all have unique qualities that should be considered before you choose the right one. However, if you are looking for a monument that is slightly raised from the ground and has easy-to-read lettering, a pillow monument is for you! These monuments are just as customizable as our other options and are a popular choice for those who don’t wish to have a standard upright headstone.

Pillow Monument Types

The standard type of pillow monument is sloped from the back to the front. Unlike flat grave markers, these monuments are raised several inches from the ground, making them more visible, particularly in the winter months. The sloped angle also makes inscriptions more legible and visible when you are standing in front of it.

Pillow monuments are made up of two pieces – a base and a pillow. A base, which lays under the pillow, is not required but is often used. The purpose of the base is to protect the longevity of the pillow. The pillow is the main piece of the monument that has inscriptions and decorative designs on it.

But what about design types? You can talk with our skilled designers to determine the perfect design. You are only limited by your imagination. Today’s technology allows Summit Memorials to produce virtually any shape you could imagine.

If you’re looking for some design inspiration, you can come by our office and look through our showroom or browse our brochure.

Pillow Monument Materials


Pillow monuments are typically made of granite. Granite is the most durable and long-lasting of all the materials we offer. We can even add a bronze attachment if you wish.

One way to ensure the longevity of your loved one’s monument, regardless of its material, is to have it routinely cleaned by a professional monument company that can provide reliable monument cleaning services.

Pillow Monument Cost


Typically pillow monuments are similar in price to upright monuments. Costs are determined by a variety of factors, including the material, size, shape, and number of polished surfaces. Some customers do not use a base to lower costs.

Any inscription or design on the front of the monument is included in the cost of the chosen stone. One thing to keep in mind regarding text is that the more lettering you want to see on the monument, the smaller we will have to make the font to ensure it fits. Additional items may be added, including dura photos, vases, and a glass inlay.

These are just some of the many things to consider when choosing a pillow monument. Feel free to browse our website and reach out to us so we can get working on the perfect pillow monument for your loved one.

About Summit Memorials

Our specially trained staff tries to alleviate some of the stress during the toughest time of your life by providing high-quality memorial services and products. The headstones that our craftsmen build are the best in the business. You can see examples of that craftsmanship here.

At Summit Memorials, we provide our customers with premium quality and well-crafted monuments, headstones, tombstones, and grave markers. For more information about our services, visit our website or contact us today.


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