The beauty of real stone
Stone is the hallmark of fine heritage buildings around the world, but due to its cost and the scarcity of trained stonemasons, it is rarely used in todayʼs Canadian home building or renovation markets. That is changing with the appearance of manufactured stone products.
Based on over half a century of experience and research in the manufacture of fine stone products, the Fusion Stone System (to name only one product on the market today) uses precisely manufactured stone components, that come with a system of slots and a stainless steel supporting grid, that allow speedy, simple assembly with the aid of a power drill.
The resulting wall or stone accent is weatherproof, sturdy, durable, and stunningly beautiful. Professional stonemasons find that they can build an exterior wall using manufacitured stone in as little as a third of the time required to build a similar wall with traditional methods.
Home renovators or do it yourself handy persons find adding stone veneer to an exterior wall almost as easy as putting together childrenʼs building blocks.
The results may be limited only by your creativity: whether putting a stone facing around a main entrance, or re-surfacing all of a homeʼs exterior, the result is Old World elegance for about ten dollars a square foot in materials costs.
Todayʼs manufactured stone products come in a variety of textures and colours, and are available with detail components for window enclosures and ledges.