23 9月 2013

Most Frequently Asked Questions for Cultured Stone

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Q. Is this real stone?
A. Cultured Stone products are manufactured stones with the additional advantages of lightweight and ease of installation pus global availability.
Q.What are Cultured Stone products made of?
A. Cultured Stone products are cast in molds taken from carefully-selected natural stone, using a process that faithfully captures even the faintest detail. Each color and texture uses its own blend of Portland cement, lightweight natural aggregates and iron oxide pigments. Even on close examination,
these manufactured stones look and feel just like the originals.
Q. How do Cultured Stone products compare in cost with natural stone?
A. Cultured Stone products installed cost is usually much lower than the installed cost of natural stone. Cultured Stone products require no additional footings, foundations or wall ties, and installation time will be considerably less than when using natural stone.
Q. How are Cultured Stone products sold?
A. Flat pieces are sold by the square foot, corner pieces by the linear foot, hearth pieces and trim products are sold by the piece.

Q. How heavy are Cultured Stone products?
A. The weight of Cultured Stone products is approximately 8-12 lbs. per square foot.
Q. Will Cultured Stone products fade?
A. Colors become an integral part of Cultured Stone products during the casting process. Existing applications show no undesirable change in color after years of weathering in various climatic exposures globally.
Q. Does the color go all the way through?
A. Base color is blended throughout the entire product. Color overtones are applied and integrated into the product during the casting process.
Q. Will the same stone appear repeatedly in a typical application?
A. Cultured Stone products are cast from thousands of individual molds essentially eliminating repetition. In addition, to further eliminate the possibility of repetition, no two stones are ever reproduced with the exact same coloring.
Q. How long will Cultured Stone products last and are they warranted?
A. As Cultured Stone products are a lightweight concrete material, they will last as long as any quality concrete or masonry material such as concrete block, brick etc. Cultured Stone products carry a 50 year limited warranty.

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