Cast Stone looks just as good as natural stone, but costs less
and is pre-designed for the homeowners who are undecided. You can
choose a full surround or just the fascia itself, and again can
make it look like brick, limestone, granite or marble.
Properly manufactured cast stone can be just as durable as or
even more durable than fabricated natural stone. The material is
made of very fine or coarse grated aggregates, mineral materials
used in making concrete, such as from Limestone, marble, calcite,
mineral-oxide coloring pigments, chemical admixtures and water.
Cast stone is available in any color and can take on the look,
among others, of brownstone, bluestone, granite or slate and makes
a perfect substitute for brick.
Cast stone is less hard than natural stone; therefore, it can
be shaped easily. The use of a high percentage of durable, fine
aggregate, in cast stone, creates a very smooth consistent texture
of the building elements being cast.
You can get the desired look but not pay a small fortune with
Cast Stone, and better yet, because it looks real, having a Cast
Stone Fireplace Mantel can add more value to your home.