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The Allure of Cultured Stone

Like so many building materials, natural stone is something that isn’t always affordable or the best material to use in any given project. It can also be hard to get in many areas, so cultured stone may be the answer that will fit the need.

What is Cultured Stone?

In 1962 a couple of brothers out in California saw the need for a new building material and set out to develop it. They worked in plaster and developed exact replicas of natural stones that could easily be used for building. These “stones” are manufactured and cast in flexible molds, then hand-colored with iron oxide pigments.

Because they are made of lightweight aggregate materials, the veneers are about one-quarter the weight of full-thickness stone and can be adhered to most wall surfaces. This makes them perfect for fireplace facings.

Today you can get cultured stone in more than 21 textures and more than 100 colors. They are also available nationwide, which makes them easy to get and just about always in stock.  Pair a professional fireplace mason with a great project and you will end up with a great finished product every time. Make sure you look at this stone before making your final decision. You will be glad you did.

If your fireplace just needs a fresh look or a face-lift, the trained staff at Total Chimney Care can provide all the necessary stone and masonry work.






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I've known Steve Sobczak, the President of Total Chimney Care, for many years. Steve is an excellent technician, (as are his employees), but the thing that REALLY makes Steve and the Total Chimney Care Customer Service Team stand head and shoulders above the rest of the "competition" is they CARE and are very conscientious about what they are doing. Steve and his technicians treat every customer like their only customer. They follow the golden rule and you'll never have to worry about the "trust factor" when they recommend repairs. Steve does EXTENSIVE training on Ethics with his personnel from the person answering their telephone for the initial call to the personnel that perform any work for you. That includes service, installation, repairs, or advisement of any kind on your hearth system. They do the job right the first time and they guarantee your satisfaction. You simply don't find that with a lot of companies out there. Total Chimney Care will treat you with respect and care and you can certainly trust them to provide you with a level of customer service that is unmatched anywhere else in their market. They're my personal recommendation in their market and they should be yours as well.
~ Bart O.