FAQs

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Is this real stone?

Cerastone is a manufactured stone with the additional advantages of light weight and ease of installation.

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What is Cerastone made of?

Cerastone is cast in moulds taken from carefully-selected natural stone, using a process that replicates the colours and intricate textures of natural stone. Using blends of Portland Cement, Perlite (hi-grade Pumice) and iron oxide pigments. The manufactured stones exactly replicate the look and feel of natural stone.

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How does Cerastone compare in cost with natural stone?

Cerastone installed on the wall cost is substantially lower than the installed cost of natural stone. Cerastone requires no additional footings, foundations or wall ties, and installation time will be considerably less than when using natural stone.

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How is Cerastone sold?

Flat pieces are sold by the square metre, corner pieces by the lineal metre, hearth pieces and trim products are sold by the piece.

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How heavy is Cerastone?

Cerastone weight is approx. 30 – 50kg per metre square.

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Will Cerastone fade?

Colours become an integral part of Cerastone during the casting process. Existing applications show no undesirable change in colour after years of weathering.

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Will the same stone appear repeatedly in a typical application?

Cerastone is cast from hundreds of individual moulds essentially eliminating repetition, along with the fact that no two stones are ever reproduced with the exact same colouring.

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Can Cerastone be used on fireplace facings or the wall behind a free-standing stove?

Yes, Cerastone has been tested and classified by testing laboratories as a non-combustible material, with zero flame spread and zero smoke development. To determine installation distance requirements for your specific project consult your local district council.

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Can Cerastone be used on both exterior and interior applications?

Yes, Cerastone is very suitable for both areas and does an eye catching job of bringing the outdoors inside.

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Can Cerastone be applied over other surfaces such as brick or other material?

Yes, as long as substrate preparation has been done in accordance with installation instructions.

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Can Cerastone be cut?

Yes, Cerastone is easily cut and trimmed using a diamond tipped masonry blade used in a circular or masonry saw, or using a hatchet or wide-mouth nippers.

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What is the average thickness of Cerastone?

The pieces range in thickness from 30mm to 90mm, the average thickness being 50mm.

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Is any maintenance required?

Occasional washing to remove surface dust and dirt is all that is required. Cerastone is virtually maintenance-free.

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How many product types are available?

There are more than 20 stone veneer walling designs available with individual designs having up to 5 colourways each. a comprehensive selection of coordinating architectural trims are also available with stone Sills, Trim stones, Hearthstones, Wallcaps, and Pillar Caps. Cerastone are continually researching and updating new textures in coordination with their international distributors.

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