FAQ - Frequently Asked Questions

This is a family owned business who live in and support this valley. For decades, we have been providing local home improvement products to property owners and businesses.


While it may seem that real stone would always be preferable to “fake” stone, you may want to take a second look at manufactured stone. One reason to consider is the weight of real stone. Even when it is cut into a thinner veneer, stone can be very heavy. This can become a major issue if you want to add it to the front of your fireplace. Unless your floor is reinforced properly to accommodate the extra weight, manufactured stone may be a better option. This is especially a problem with standard-cut stone; it is much thicker than stone veneer and manufactured stone.

Another reason to use manufactured stone is cost. Most often real stone is more expensive than manufactured stone. If you plan to cover a large area with stone, the cost savings can add up to a significant dollar amount both in materials and labor.

For the most realistic look, many architects and designers recommend choosing a manufactured stone that is installed since it is made with less seams or cracks, and requires almost no maintenance. Many manufactured stones have become so realistic, even when installed in panels, that you may not be able to tell the difference between them and real stone once they are installed.

What is cultured stone?

The weight is approximately 8-12 lbs. per square foot.

Does the color go all the way through?

Base color is blended throughout the entire product during the casting process.

Do all manufactured stone products look the same?

No, cultured stone products are cast from thousands of individual molds essentially eliminating repetition. In addition, to further eliminate the possibility of repetition, no two stones are ever reproduced with the exact same coloring.

You can view countertops here along with bathroom remodeling ideas in granite, marble and onyx.

How long will cultured stone products last and are they warranted?

Fabricated stone products are lightweight and last as long as any quality concrete or masonry material such as concrete block, or brick. Typically their life span is 50 years.

Can cultured stone products be used on both exterior and interior applications?

Yes. cultured stone products are suitable for both, and allow you to bring the outdoors inside, emphasizing design and continuity in color and texture.

Can manufactured stone products be used on fireplace facings, or behind a free standing stove?

Yes, fabricated stone products have been tested and classified by Underwriters Laboratories Inc.as a non-combustible material (UL Classification #209T). Test results showed zero flame spread and zero smoke developed. Be sure to refer to the fireplace or stove manufacturers installation instructions and your local building codes.

Home Remodeling

This is a family-owned business living locally and supporting the community. Our craftsmanship manufactures and installs bathtubs, countertops, vanities, and walk-in showers with superior cultured marble, cultured granite


If you are a contractor or interior designer we can work directly with you and save you headaches too.

Helpful Info

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All In One

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Design Ideas

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