All of our products are custom-made, one-of-a-kind, to your measurements and specifications. They are not off-the-shelf, standardized production models, such as cast products, which are limited by the moulds each supplier has.
Cast products are homogeneous in colour and texture and therefore look bland.
Real stone has character and texture such as veining, pitting, crystallization, fossilization and colour variation. You will not find that in imitation stone.
SilastoneT, Lyonstone™, Cortina Stone™, Countercast™ and others are examples
of cast stone brands. While some of these imitation stone products
look just like concrete, others try to mimic stone as closely as possible,
but none are the real thing. Many cast products look fake from a distance,
due to their uniformity and construction, others just don’t look right
on closer inspection and don’t feel like stone to the touch.
According to the Wikipedia: “Cast
stone is a Portland
cement-based architectural pre-cast
concrete product manufactured using high quality fine and coarse
aggregate as its primary constituents. Simulated stone, or look-alike
products made with alternative ingredients such as gypsum,
lightweight products, glass
silicate, stucco and
other materials are less durable and not nearly as well time-tested.”
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