Invented in the 19th century, manufactured stone is made of concrete. It's mixed and shaped to simulate natural stone. Skilled masons can also mold the concrete to mimic a wide variety of natural products. While it may seem heavy because of the concrete, manufactured stone is actually very lightweight. This is beneficial because the product adds less weight when it's used on a structure such as a home.
Manufactured stone products have become very popular over the last century and continue to be used in construction all over the world. For example, home and business owners use these products for fireplaces, feature walls and building exteriors.
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As you consider the different types of products available for your home, it's important to weigh all of your options. Our company works with both natural stone and manufactured stone products. These are the pros and cons of manufactured stone products:
Competitively priced compared to natural stone
Lower installation costs
More color options than natural stone
Readily available product
Color can fade or deteriorate over time
Harder to clean because it can't withstand pressure washing
Composed of chemicals not found in natural stone
Can develop white streaks or whiskers
There are a lot of great reasons to choose manufactured stone for your home. Call 563-581-9803 now to discuss your masonry options with our expert staff.