Industry Ads and Product Lines Textured tile; vitreous china pedestal or wall-mounted sinks, cultured stone
sinks and backsplashes; claw-foot cast-iron bathtubs; pewter, silver, nickel and bronze finishes and a huge selection of easily incorporated fixture styles; also, luxury amenities such as mirror defoggers, towel heaters, digital scales, pressure-boost flush, electrically heated toilet seats and radiant floor heat, whirlpools, hydromassage, personal hygiene systems, quieter fans
Other inspiring design features include the use of heavy timbers and cultured stone
inside and out, and the extensive use of high beadboard wainscoting, which enhances the homestead theme while providing wall protection.
The industry has evolved in manufacturing techniques and types of product,'' says Bob Heath, vice president of Marketing for Cultured Stone
, a division of Owens-Corning and one of the largest makers of manufactured stone.
A particularly in-demand remodeling project is replacing leaky tile showers in older Florida homes with solid cultured stone
shower enclosures that offer a much more elegant look and easier maintenance.
Exterior finishes include front landscaping with cultured stone
accents and designer lighting.
The suites feature cultured stone
fireplaces and stone hearths, wood trim base, chair rail and crown moulding that mimic the original trim, solid wood doors, custom cabinetry and plush carpeting.
Corning uses pumice inside of the cultured stone
, which diffuses the weight, which allows for easier manipulation of the stone when you are working with it," he added.
The stone is Country Ledge-stone, Caramel, from Cultured Stone
Engineered stone, especially quartz, is still a relatively new material in the US market, but will account for more than 25 percent of cast polymer sales in 2006, matching cultured stone
as the second largest type.
NAA member Wallace Garcia & Associates designed a traditional "Rocky Mountain" elevation with cultured stone
basis and cenentitious siding.
Fireside Hearth & Home will be replacing the current wood burning masonry fireplace with a Heat & Glo Gas Fireplace as well as re-facing the original brick with Cultured Stone
com)-- ProCoat Systems, a 30-year supplier of exterior products like stucco and natural stone, has expanded their offering of manufactured stone from leading producers Boral Cultured Stone
and Coronado Stone.