If you have been wanting the look of natural stone for your home or business project, you may have had to put off the project due to budget restraints. You also might be wondering if you could get the same results using manufactured stone instead, so you don’t have to wait. Here are some things to know about manufactured stone, so you can decide if it’s right for your project.
- Weight – Manufactured stone is lighter than natural stone, which is a benefit when you’re concerned about the structural integrity of the location. For example, installing a fireplace on a second story could require reinforcements that would further add to the cost of the project, but the lightness of manufactured stone may help you avoid that.
- Cost – As already mentioned, natural stone can be a budget killer. If you want to stay on budget, manufactured stone can help quite a bit.
- Customization – There are far more options for manufactured stone than natural stone. While there are certainly many colours and styles of natural stone, the one you prefer could be located on another continent making freight charges cost prohibitive. Manufactured stone mimics those found in nature, so you have more colour and profile choices within the same budget.
- Installation – It can be challenging to work with natural stone because it is inconsistent and heavy. If you like the idea of an easy-to-install product with a uniform look, manufactured stone will be the better option.
If you would like to know more about manufactured stone products, give us a call at Maxwell Stone. We’ve served the GTA for more than 15 years with quality products and exemplary customer service. We also offer natural stone products, so if you do decide to go that direction, you’re still in good hands by calling us for the quality products you want for your home or business project.