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PROJECT IDEAS
Reface your existing fireplace, Cover existing brick, Replace your homes siding with stone veneer, Accent Walls, Outdoor fireplaces, Sitting walls, Bars fronts, columns, Kitchen backsplash…and much, much more!

PRODUCTS

• El Dorado
• Centurion
• Cultured Stone
• Permacrete

Fieldstone offers the most believable stone veneers in the world. Unsurpassed in appearance and quality, our products meet the highest standards for color and authenticity. Save 50% or more over the cost of natural stone with our tremendous selection. You’ll achieve all of the visual benefits of natural stone while seriously cutting your expense. Easy to install and fantastic in quality, all of our products are innovative and inspiring. The changes you make in appearance will impress your friends but, most importantly, these changes will improve, enhance and increase the value of your home or business.

OWENS CORNING CULTURED STONE
Cultured Stone Veneer and Brick Veneer is a leader in the industry. Our exact replicas of natural stone are great building materials. Cast in customizable molds, cultured Stone is hand-colored with iron oxide pigments to inspire the closest match possible to nature. Available in 21 textures and more than 100 colors, Cultured Stone weighs about 25% of natural stone while easily adhering to most any wall surfaces.

CENTURION STONE

With over 25 patterns and 200 colors, Centurion offers tremendous flexibility and quality. Crafted to duplicate natural stone patterns, Centurion will convince you that it’s impossible to tell the difference between veneer and heavier, more costly natural stone.

EL DORADO STONE
Hand crafted molds help create a natural color that mirrors the look and feel of stone. El Dorado stone veneers are favorites of decorators and builders. Available in numerous patterns and colors, El Dorado is a solid option to renew existing homes or businesses with an accent dedicated to increasing style and appearance.

PERMACRETE
PermaCrete is a versatile resurfacing product that can be applied to concrete, masonry, foam, steel, stucco and aggregate. PermaCrete is an architectural, chemical-concrete with twice the strength of standard concrete.

FAQ'S
What is the difference between manufactured stone veneer and natural stone?
Manufactured stone veneer is cast from molds of real stone, which makes it lighter than natural stone. Natural stone may require wall ties and footings, which, in turn, can increase installation cost and difficulty. Architectural stone veneer is lighter weight, designed to adhere easily to a variety of structurally sound surfaces, and is capable of installations that would normally be very difficult and costly to achieve with natural stone.

Where can PermaCrete products be applied?
Interior & Exterior Walls, Pool Decks & Pool Interiors, Driveways, Sidewalks, Patios, Warehouse Floors, Bridges and much more!

What are the benefits of using manufactured stone?
Installed, manufactured stone is approximately 1/3 to 1/2 the cost of natural stone. Its light weight properties eliminate the need for wall ties or footings. Manufactured stone has a 2% (approximately) waste factor versus 10% or more for natural stone.

Where can I install manufactured stone?

Manufactured stone can be applied to any structurally sound surface with the proper preparation. It fits nearly any building plan — large or small, interior or exterior, new residential or commercial projects — or on any remodel.

Can I install manufactured stone myself?
In general, installation of manufactured stone can be installed by almost anyone. However, installation does require a fundamental understanding of stone masonry. Please come in and ask us “How to Install.”

How does manufactured stone withstand freeze / thaw cycles?
Each manufacturers products are tested for freeze/thaw durability. As with any installation, making sure to incorporate good building practices that include proper flashing and water diversion techniques will help ensure a successful installation.

How much does manufactured stone weigh?
Approximately 10-12 lbs. per square foot.

Will manufactured stone fade?

The base color is blended throughout and permanent mineral oxide pigments are applied and absorbed when the veneer is cast. Color becomes an integral part of the veneer and, similar to natural stone, there are minimal noticeable color changes after years of weathering.

How important is a good stone installation?
As with any building material, the beauty of that product is greatly enhanced by how well it is installed. Careful consideration regarding the type of profile and color selected, the actual installed stone “pattern”, and the type of grout technique used, are all very important factors to regard. It is always best to create a mock up board with the desired aesthetic appeal prior to installation on your project.

Does manufactured stone meet building code requirements?
Please visit the individual manufacturers Website for a Technical Data Sheet; however, most manufacturers comply with all applicable Building Code requirements.

Is manufactured stone combustible?

Please visit the individual manufacturers Website for a full explanation; however, most brands of manufactured stone are listed by Underwriter’s Laboratories showing zero fuel contributed and zero smoke developed. It can be installed as a façade to fireplaces and behind stoves. It is recommended the product is at least 18" away from any direct flame.

Can I install manufactured stone on overhead horizontal surfaces?
Please verify your installation with your building official and consult with an engineer for specific design issues on your project. There are grout and mortar manufacturers that will support their product’s use in these installations.

Can I install manufactured stone near water?

It is not recommended for use below the water line in a pool, a fountain or below grade. A high quality penetrating and breathable sealer that is either silane or siloxane-based is recommended in areas where the stone may be subject to frequent water run off.

NOTE: A sealer may affect the stone color and may create a gloss or matte finish. Always test a small area beforehand.

How thick are the stones?
0.625" to 3.625" depending on the texture.

What’s the thickness from the substrate to surface of the stone?

There will be (approximately) an additional 0.5"-1" of mortar thickness behind the stone. For example, if your stone profile is 2" thick, you can expect the total thickness from the substrate to the face of the stone to be (approximately) 2.5" - 3" thick.

What is the r-value of manufactured stone?
Each manufacturer may be different; however, most have an average r-value of 0.41 per inch of thickness.

What is the installed weight?
The installed weight will vary depending upon the profile chosen and the mortar, grout technique, lath and lath accessories used. Most stones can weigh up to 15 lb. / ft. 2. If a specific weight is needed for a project we recommend having an engineer evaluate the system.

How many square feet will a bag of mortar cover?
A 94 lb. bag covers 8'-12' for the standard, full and overgrout applications and 10'-14' for the drystack applications.

What happens if my stone is damaged?
Small chips and cracks can be repaired using a color touch-up kit and easy to follow instructions.  Come in or call us to discuss your specific needs.

How do I install manufactured stone when there is an expansion joint?
Treat each section as a “separate” installation. Do not span movement joints with the veneer.

What are the recommendations regarding flashing around windows and doors?
To maintain the weather-resistance of the exterior wall on which the stone products are installed, a rigid, corrosion-resistant flashing — and a means of drainage — should be installed at all penetrations and terminations of the veneer cladding. Flashing type and locations shall be in accordance with the requirements of the applicable code. Please reference the Finishing Details on each of the manufactures websites. You may also refer to ASTM E2112 and any information from your Window and Door manufacturer.

Does manufactured stone need a ledge detail at the bottom for structural support or can it hang freely?
No footings or support ledges are needed. The product is an adhered veneer and is supported on the wall by the bond of the mortar to the stone and scratch coat.

What kind of weather resistive barrier (wrb) can I use?
It is recommended to use two separate layers of WRB in all applications where WRB is specified.* The WRB must meet the requirements of ICC-ES AC 38 “Acceptance Criteria for Water-Resistive Barriers”. When using Grade D paper, a 60-minute rating is recommended. Felt paper must be clearly marked that it meets the requirements of AST M D 226 for #15 or #30 asphalt saturated felt.** It is acceptable to use one layer of housewrap covered by a second layer of WRB meeting the requirements above. The WRB should be free of tears or holes.

* It is acceptable to use one layer of WRB on interior applications.
** Felt meeting AST M D 4869 or non-AST M #15 felt is not recommended for use behind veneer.

Should I use a rainscreen drainage plane system?
Manufactured stone veneer does not require the use of a rainscreen drainage plane system for all applications. However, some building codes now require the use of rainscreen drainage plane systems behind cladding materials such as manufactured veneer. If you are installing veneer in these areas, or wish to provide additional protection against entrapped moisture.  Many of the manufacturers Websites can give you more specific and detailed information.

What is the fire rating of manufactured stone?
Most manufacturers have tested for fire hazard and show zero flame spread and zero smoke developed. Since most manufactured stone is non-combustible there is no fire rating.

Can we install manufactured stone around a fireplace?
Manufactured stone can be installed around a fireplace. The veneer has to be a minimum of 18" from any open flame. You can download Installation Procedures from most of the manufacturers Websites for more detailed information.

What measures should be taken for hot /cold weather installations?

For cold weather installations ambient temperature should be 40ºF or higher at the time manufactured stone veneer is applied. If the temperature is below 40ºF, mortar should be heated between 40ºF – 120ºF (not to exceed 140ºF). Any mortar that freezes should be discarded. Wall surfaces may need to be covered and heated after installation of veneer to avoid freezing the mortar. See section 2104.3 of the International Building Code (IBC) for additional cold weather requirements. Applications in hot weather conditions should follow the requirements in section 2104.4 of the IBC. Mortar should be kept under 120ºF and be used within 2 hours of initial mixing.

What measures should be taken for applications over 30 feet?

Manufactured stone can be installed on any structurally sound surface. For all applications up to 30' in height we recommend following the Installation Procedures found on most manufacturers Websites. Unless special construction techniques accommodate differential movement — which is approved by a code official — there is a 30' height limit for installations over wood-frame construction. For installations over non wood-framed sheathing (e.g., steel studs, concrete walls, etc.) there’s no specific height limitation. However, Fieldstone Products recommends that you consult with a building code official regarding any project exceeding 30' in height.

What kind of wind-load testing has been applied to manufactured stone veneer?Please visit each manufacturers Websites for specific test data.

Where can I learn more about manufactured stone? Contact us today.