Frequently Asked Questions
Lone Star Stone is a manmade product that beautifully replicates nature, while having the advantages of being less expensive, easier to install and more versatile. It is a veneer, made from Portland cement, lightweight aggregates and mineral oxide colorings (all of which are basic components of natural stone). Lone Star Stone is in essence natural stone reformed.
About 8-10 pounds per square foot.
One to three inches depending on style.
Colors become an integral part of the stone during molding. Existing applications show no undesirable change in color after years of weathering.
Base color is blended throughout the entire stone. While color overtones are applied and integrated into the product during the molding process.
Lone Star Stone is cast from hundreds of individual molds, essentially eliminating repetition.
Installed cost of Lone Star Stone can be a fraction of the installed cost of natural stone. It requires no footings, foundation or wall ties, so installation time is considerably reduced.
Lone Star Stone will last as long as any good quality masonry material such as brick or concrete block. Lone Star Stone thin veneer products carry a 75-year limited warranty.
Lone Star Stone is designed to meet or exceed all applicable code requirements throughout the U.S. and Canada.
Yes. Lone Star Stone has been tested and approved by Underwriters laboratories, and shown to have zero flame spread, zero fuel contributed and zero smoke developed.
No. Lone Star Stone is not suitable for foot traffic. However it is often used as a decorative touch along with pavers in and around gardens, barbecues, fountain areas and other outdoor decorations.
Yes. Lone Star Stone is perfect for both interior and exterior installations. Notice the many examples found in our photo album.
We do not recommend it. Constant exposure to chlorine and other chemicals will effect the coloration and may contribute to product deterioration.
Lone Star Stone can be installed over virtually any structurally sound surface. Consult our installation instructions for further details.
Lone Star Stone is installed using regular type “N” or “S” Portland Cement mortar. Complete, easy to understand installation instructions are available upon request.
Yes. Lone Star Stone can be easily cut or trimmed with a masonry saw, wide-mouth nippers or a hatchet.
Sealing may aid in cleaning the stone surfaces.
Yes, just as any natural stone or brick will.
Occasional rinsing (if desired) will remove surface dust and dirt.
They are as accurate as modern printing allows. However, we recommend you look at a sample before making your color decision.
Yes. However, Lone Star Stone often appears darker in color when first removed from the box. The stone will cure to its natural color shortly after installation.
The Lone Star Stone dealer in your area should be able to give you locations where Lone Star Stone has been installed. If not, you may call us toll-free at 1-888-377-8663.
Lone Star Stone is manufactured just outside of the Dallas-Ft. Worth Metroplex.
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