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When ordering architectural products such as cast stone, some people just can’t wait for it to age and wear while others want it to retain a clean, uniform appearance over time. Neither approach is right or wrong but BOTH approaches can yield equally beautiful results.
Cast stone and GFRC products are often fabricated many miles away from the project they’re being shipped to — yet, crating is seldom considered or even thought about by owners and construction professionals alike. And that’s OK, right? Surely, your cast stone provider has that all worked out — or do they?
Consider this Cast Stone For Beginners. When talking with clients, and trade professionals, I sometimes have to remind myself that cast stone is a new material for a lot people. Wouldn’t it be great if there was a Quick Start Guide? Well, now there is!
The history of cast stone is deep-rooted in the Old World, but with the right aesthetic tweaks (sizes, colors. finishes, etc.), this timeless product can be incorporated into ANY project, regardless of architectural style — from Mediterranean to modern, and everything in between.
Benjamin Franklin said “the bitterness of poor quality remains long after the sweetness of low price is forgotten.” Understand some of the problems that can occur with low-end cast stone products BEFORE you buy.