Manufactured stone 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.
Murano’s 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.
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.
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.
No. Murano Stone’s listing by Underwriter’s Laboratories shows 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 to prevent discoloration of the stone.
To clean dirt or other particles first try a simple soft bristle brush. If necessary use a mild type of detergent mixed with water or a solution of (no more than) 1 part white vinegar to 6 parts water. Rinse with clean water to remove any cleaning solution that might remain on the surface.
Never use wire brushes, acid cleaners, power washers, bleach, paint remover or any other type of concrete cleaner.
When efflorescence occurs, as it does with many masonry products, it is the usually the result of moisture migration through the masonry substrate. Once the moisture is on the masonry surface, it evaporates, depositing dissolved salts in the form of efflorescence. Efflorescence naturally disappears over time as long as the moisture source is controlled or eliminated. Efflorescence may be removed with a solution of 1 part white vinegar to 6 parts water. Scrub using a soft bristle brush and vinegar/water solution. Rinse well with clean water.