Wednesday, October 29, 2014

What is a Cast Stone Mantel?

A cast stone fireplace mantel is a shelf made of cast stone. Cast stone is a form of concrete masonry composed of different types of sand, crushed stone, Portland cement, different types of gravel and water called cast stone. The coloring of this masonry product is due to its mineral pigments. Cast stone is often used as a substitute for other building materials such as limestone, slate, granite, keystone, bluestone and other building stones. Because of its versatility, it has been used as a building material since the middle ages. Cast stone is manufactured to simulate natural cut stone and cast stone mantels have a wide range of styles to fit any home; from classic and traditional to contemporary.





What are the Benefits of Cast Stone Mantels?
There are several benefits of a cast stone mantel.

  • A cast stone mantel is affordable. It is one-third the cost of limestone or other natural stone mantels
  • They come in a variety of styles and designs to match your home. Cast stone mantels have a wide range of styles to fit any home decor.
  • Cast stone mantels come in a variety of colors.
  • They can be cut to fit any size fireplace.
  • Cast stone mantels are durable and will last many years.



How are Cast Stone Mantels Made?


Cast stone mantels are made to order to fit the size dimensions of the customer's fireplace as well as their style preference. The shelf is constructed from a reusable stone cast frame. The concrete is cured in the mold in a controlled environment lifted and covered in thin cast sandstone finish. Once the finished mantel is made, it is shipped to the customer to be installed and enjoyed.

See our selection of reasonably priced cast stone mantels.

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