Oldcastle® Architectural Launches Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers™

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New Website http://www.ArtisanVeneers.com Brings Together Masonry Products with Artisan Appeal

The Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers collection brings six of our artisan designs together in one place as a solution to designers, architects and homeowners searching for a handcrafted look but not willing to sacrifice modern performance.

Oldcastle® Architectural, the largest producer of concrete masonry products in North America, has created     Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers™, a collection of high-density, pre-finished architectural concrete masonry units whose designs reflect timeless aesthetic appeal with artisan, hand-cut appearances.

“The Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers collection brings six of our artisan designs together in one place as a solution to designers, architects and homeowners searching for a handcrafted look but not willing to sacrifice modern performance,” said Len Browning, Technical Advisor with Oldcastle.

Because they are manufactured with a high-performance water repellent admixture, Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers repel moisture, resist mold and offer efflorescence stain resistance. The aggregates of each stone are mixed throughout to prevent color fading, which adds to the aesthetic appeal.

“Each stone offers the same stellar performance and installation benefits, but their style differences provide a myriad of options for an Old World look,” Browning said.

The new line includes Cordova Stone™, Franklin Stone™, Waterford Stone™, Dufferin® Stone, Lamina™ and Slatestone™.

Cordova Stone achieves the look of natural stone by using all natural aggregates for clean lines and a more modern look. Other than routine cleaning with a standard commercial grade cleaning agent, Cordova Stone masonry units require virtually no maintenance and will last the lifetime of your building.

Franklin Stone has the smooth texture and clean lines of cast stone with all the advantages of concrete masonry. Franklin Stone’s unique texture reveals the natural look of stone and allows sunlight and shadows to dance across a building’s facade, creating an ever-changing, visually appealing finish which enhances the character of any structure.

The distinctive look of Waterford Stone’s rich features and natural beauty is surpassed only by its durability. This cost-effective, versatile masonry veneer is available in a variety of warm color blends and rich textures.

Dufferin Stone is a natural texture veneer with an elegant old-world appearance. Installed using the same construction methods used to lay brick, Dufferin Stone's modular configuration and variety of stone sizes allow for a hand-hewn look in customized ashlar patterns.

Lamina is the only thick masonry veneer that offers a stacked stone look providing a distinct appearance that enhances architectural design through innovative texture. Lamina may be used on the entire façade or just to accentuate certain architectural elements such as wall sections or skirting.

Slatestone is a modern product that has the look of large stonework highly sought after in urban settings. Slatestone features three distinct textures with marked edges, a rich finish and earth tone hues, clean contours and a modular shape. Its durability and refined appearance will make it look timeless throughout the years.

Each product is available in multiple sizes, and all are suitable for residential, commercial and institutional applications. Additionally, all of the products in the Artisan Masonry Stone Veneers line can be cut and shaped in the field making for an efficient and cost effective installation. For more information, visit http://www.ArtisanVeneers.com.

About Oldcastle® Architectural
Oldcastle® Architectural is a leading supplier of innovative and sustainable masonry and hardscape products for North America’s building and landscaping markets. Oldcastle Architectural is the innovator behind many of the industries’ well-known brands including Glen Gery Brick®, Trenwyth™ masonry products, EnduraMax™ High-Performance Wall System and Belgard® Hardscapes among others. Oldcastle Architectural is a division of Oldcastle Building Products™, a subsidiary of Oldcastle®, Inc., the North American arm of CRH plc one of the top five international building products companies--http://www.crh.ie. For more information, call (855) 346-2766 or visit http://www.oldcastlearchitectural.com.

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