What is cultured stone used for?
Herein, what is Cultured Stone?
Cultured Stone (faux stone, man-made stone, manufactured stone) is concrete poured into a mold then colored to look like real stone. It was introduced decades ago as an alternative to the heavier natural four-inch thick building stone (prior to the introduction of the natural sawn thin stone veneer).
Additionally, what is the difference between cultured stone and stone veneer? Natural stone veneer is made from real stone quarried from the earth. Manufactured cultured stone veneer, on the other hand, is a man-made product designed to resemble natural stone. This product is typically made of concrete and aggregate materials that have been pressed into molds.
Just so, how long does cultured stone last?
How long will Cultured Stone products last and are they warranted? 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.
Does cultured stone need to be sealed?
If you don't seal your Custom Stone Veneer you risk it becoming saturated and could break, crack, or lose color. Also, sealing your stone will help protect the Stone Veneer from mud and dirt stains. However, if your custom stone is on the interior of your home it's not mandatory, but it is recommended.