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A Beginner's Guide
  • Explore the beautiful spaces that others have created using Cultured Stone – no matter your project size or design, there’s a Cultured Stone for you.
  • Hewn Stone brings the chic solemnity of castle-work to modern architecture with rough textures and smooth colors.
  • Residential or commercial.
Large-scale or small. Whatever your next project calls for, there’s a Cultured Stone veneer that caters to your sensibilities and budget.
See the remarkable spaces others have created with Cultured Stone. View All Interior. View All Exterior. Our story begins with a pair of entrepreneurial siblings back in the early 1960’s. Trained as plasterers, Garrett and Floyd Brown recognized the need for a new kind of building material—a stone veneer that not only mimicked the look of real stone, but actually improved upon it with more consistent color, quality, and weight.
Building and Design Resources
Today, we preserve and build upon the Brown Brothers’ vision. Whether it’s engineering new product designs, increasing operational efficiency, or simply performing quality inspections, we pride ourselves on blending the very best of art and science to continually elevate the Cultured Stone name.
Drain-N-Dry™ Lath
Each one of our products is meticulously engineered to meet the Cultured Stone standard. All you need to do is select the style that fits your vision.
Get a better understanding of Manufactured Stone Veneer and learn the benefits of using it on the job.
Reduce your installation time with the reinvention of the draining and drying wall system that requires fewer fasteners and fewer penetrations.
While building codes allow up to 15 lbs per square foot, the average uninstalled weight of Cultured Stone products is approximately 8-12 lbs. per square foot.
Just as natural stone, Cultured Stone products will experience normal weathering during the life of the installation, no different than any other cement based material. See actual printed warranty for details.
Base color is blended throughout the entire product. Color overtones are applied and integrated into the product during the casting process.
Cultured Stone Products
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.
The Possibilities Are Endless
As Cultured Stone products are a lightweight concrete material, they typically last as long as any quality concrete or masonry material such as concrete block, brick etc. Cultured Stone products carry a 50 year limited warranty. See actual printed warranty for details.
Yes. Cultured Stone products comply with applicable building code requirements. Details of building code approvals, listings and releases are outlined in our Installation Instructions.
Electrical Box: Standard Light Fixture
Cultured Stone products may be applied over most properly prepared, clean, untreated, structurally sound wall surfaces such as wood, wallboard, masonry or metal. See the Cultured Stone® Installation Instructions for details.
Hewn Stone™
Cultured Stone products are installed using Type N or S Portland cement mortar over a properly prepared substrate. Thinset should never be used with our products. See Cultured Stone Installation Instructions or call 1-800-255-1727 for complete details.
Drystack Ledgestone Panel
Yes. Cultured Stone products are suitable for both, and allow you to bring the outdoors inside, emphasizing design and continuity in color and texture.
Cultured Brick® Veneer – Handmade Brick
Yes. Details on application over various substrates are given in the Cultured Stone Installation Instructions available on our website.
Product Literature
Yes. Cultured Stone products have been tested by Underwriters Laboratories Inc. Test results prove a class A fire rating, zero flame spread and zero smoke development. Always refer to the fireplace or stove manufacturers’ installation instructions and local building codes.
Will Cultured Stone products stain if my fireplace smokes?
Possibly, just as natural stone or brick will stain. Sealing the Cultured Stone products around a fireplace with a silane based breathable masonry sealer will assist in the removal of smoke stains should they occur. Smoke stains can often be removed by following cleaning instructions given in the Cultured Stone Installation Instructions.
Can Cultured Stone products be used on walkways or patios?
No. Cultured Stone products are not suitable for foot traffic.
Can Cultured Stone products be used on wall areas adjacent to swimming pools?
From a durability standpoint, Cultured Stone products will perform the same as any quality lightweight concrete material. However, it should be noted that, as with any concrete or natural material, continued exposure to chlorine and other chemicals may eventually affect coloration. When frequently exposed to water, we recommend protection with a silane based non-film forming breather-type masonry sealer.
Yes. Cultured Stone products are easily cut and trimmed using a hatchet or wide-mouth nippers or with a masonry blade used with a circular or masonry saw.
Occasional washing to remove surface dust and dirt is all that is required. Cultured Stone products are virtually maintenance free. Never use any harsh detergents or chemicals on Cultured Stone products.
Cultured Stone products provide the largest variety of colors and textures available in any manufactured stone line. There are more than 20 textures available in over 100 texture/color combinations. Refer to our texture and color choices in literature or on our website for the complete selection of Cultured Stone products.
Are there any installations in my area that I may visit and examine?
The Cultured Stone dealer in your area may be able to give you job locations where Cultured Stone has been installed. Call 1-800-255-1727 or visit our website for the dealer nearest you or send us a message.
What is the average thickness of Cultured Stone products?
1 ¾" average (from 1" to 2 5/8” depending on texture). See Stone Veneer Dimension sheet for specific information.
Cultured Stone products are manufactured by Boral Stone Products LLC. Cultured Stone products have over 50 years of proven performance globally. Production facilities are located in Napa, California and Chester, South Carolina.