Everyone enjoys the beauty and look of natural stone but some times the cost, availability and special considerations needed for increased structural support and construction can put it out of reach for many people. What is the key difference? Manufactured stone veneers give homes all the benefits of real stones – but at a fraction of the price. Now with the Kolmar Kutter it is an even more attractive choice, the Kolmar Kutter saves you time and money whether you are a do-it-yourself home owner or a professional contractor on the installation of manufactured stone. 

Manufactured stone is an affordable and attractive alternative.

As the demand grows for the beauty and style of stone, it has led to the development of high quality natural stone alternatives. Manufactured stone is a concrete product molded and dyed with durable iron oxide pigments to look just like various types of natural stone. The result is a thin (only an inch or two thick) lightweight stone veneer that looks just like the real thing. In contrast to stacking and cementing heavy, awkward stones on top of each other, manufactured stone veneers are simply installed on any structurally sound wall using a mortar made of Portland cement and other ingredients such as lime, sand, and latex modifiers. Once dry, the manufactured stone is permanently held in place and will easily last decades or perhaps even centuries under most environmental conditions. A simplified way to understand stone veneers or manufactured stone is that they’re comprised of various components that achieve the look of natural stone and are designed to withstand the elements.

Manufactured stone has greater efficiency resulting in greater savings.
Because manufactured stone is cast concrete using molds created from specially selected natural stones, the resulting product is shaped to fit more efficiently, reducing waste and speeding installation. On average, an installed manufactured stone wall can cost approximately a third to half the cost of a natural stone wall, eliminating the cost associated with natural stone construction, eliminating the need for special masonry wall ties or stud walls and reinforced footings to support the much heavier natural stone.

Manufactured stone comes in a wide variety of selections.
Natural stone selection and use is often limited by geography – local and regional stone is used for most construction because weight makes it prohibitive to ship stone long distances. The development of manufactured stone has given architects, builders, and homeowners a wide selection and design choices by enabling them to choose virtually any stone look they desire because availability is not limited by geographic location. Manufactured stone is made all over the United States and with its much lighter weight it is able to be shipped virtually anywhere. 

Additional Benefits.

Manufactured stone is also faster and less difficult to install than natural stone. It is also easy to find, and simple to replace.

Manufactured stone veneer is a popular item for both exteriors and interiors. When you see homes or buildings with beautiful stone facings, you don't know if it's real stone or manufactured, which is the point. Manufactured stone is virtually indistinguishable from real stone because of its top quality design and craftsmanship. It's created through a process that gives it the look and feel of real natural stone. Manufactured stone can be installed without many of the problems that can occur when installing natural stone.

Using it on a fireplace usually does not require any structural changes, and it's non-combustible, just like real stone, so it's perfectly safe to use, too.

You also don't need a concrete base or backing to use manufactured stone veneer inside or outside. It can be installed on almost any surface.

The look of stone is the look of quality, and will raise the perceived value of your home as well as its actual value. And stone isn't a fad or just a trend. It's been used in home design since ancient times and will never go out of style or look old and dated. Manufactured stone really does supply all the beauty of natural stone without the cost, weight and installation problems. 

If you are ready to make manufactured stone part of your next project, order a Kolmar Kutter here, saving you time, money and eliminating much of the waste and mess over a traditional installation.  


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safty match
Sep 21st, 2011 04:04 pm

Greatest use in the world of stones great status among the people everybody want to add it in their houses to make it beauty... manufactured stone


pool wild
Sep 16th, 2011 03:22 pm

Great use of stone in the making of buildings please share more this type of picture.. Brick stone


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