Cast Stone

Cast stone is defined as “a refined architectural concrete building unit manufactured to simulate natural cut stone, used in unit masonry applications”. In the UK and Europe cast stone is defined as “any material manufactured with aggregate and cementitious binder, intended to resemble in appearance, and which may be used in a similar way to, natural stone”. Cast stone is either a masonry product, used as an architectural feature, trim, ornament or facing for buildings or other structures, or can be used for garden ornaments . Cast stone can be made from white and/or grey cements, manufactured or natural sands, carefully selected crushed stone or well graded natural gravels and mineral coloring pigments to achieve the desired color and appearance while maintaining durable physical properties which exceed most natural cut building stones. Cast stone is an excellent replacement for natural cut limestone, brownstone, sandstone, bluestone, granite, slate, coral rock, travertine and other natural building stones.

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Beth David Synagogue (Amenia, New York) - Building - Exterior
... foundation sided in hollow tile over which a brick veneer in common bond has been pasted and cast stone trim applied ... It consists of double wooden doors with a cast stone surround surmounted by a glass panel above the doors with "CONGREGATION BETH DAVID" reverse painted in ... arched windows with a header course of bricks and cast stone lintels ...
Artificial Stone - Information
... One of the earliest was Lithodipyra (AKA Coade stone), a ceramic created by Eleanor Coade (1733–1821), and produced from 1769 to 1833 ... Later, in 1844, Frederick Ransome created a Patent Siliceous Stone, which comprised sand and powdered flint in an alkaline solution ... This was followed by Victoria stone, which comprises finely-crushed Mountsorrel (Leicestershire) granite and Portland cement, carefully mixed by machinery in the ...
Cast Stone - Physical Properties
... Today, cast stone is a Portland cement-based architectural precast concrete product manufactured using high quality fine and coarse aggregate as its primary constituents ... aggregate creates a very smooth, consistent texture for the building elements being cast, resembling natural cut stone ... Cast stone frequently is produced with a low water-to-cement ratio mixture with a "dry" (or "earth moist") consistency ...

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