Frequently Asked Questions
How is Centurion Stone made?
A: Centurion stones are produced from lightweight aggregate, Portland cement, chemical additives, fly ash and permanent mineral oxide pigments. The pigments are absorbed into the base mix and become an integral part of the veneer, similar to natural stone. Minimal color changes occur with the oxide pigments.
What about building code requirements?
A: Centurion Stone meets or exceeds the code requirements for ICC ES standards. Numerous tests were performed on the products to qualify for the AC-51 testing acceptance.
What are the main differences between manufactured stone veneers and natural stones?
A: Molds are cast from select pieces of natural stone capturing the details of the stone. The cast pieces are lighter in weight, which require no support footings, ties or lintels for support. Manufactured stone veneer can be adhered to surfaces that natural stone installations would be very costly to achieve. Usually manufactured stone is 30% to 50% of the installed cost of natural stone.
What are your stone veneers’ main features?
A: All of our stone veneers have the following features:
- Thickness: 1.5″ – 3″
- Weight: 7.5 to 12lbs. per sq. foot
- Packaging: Cardboard container
- Sealing of stone: Yes, but not required
- Warranty: 50-Year limited
Do your stone veneers come with a warranty?
A: Yes, absolutely. Feel free to ask us for details regarding all our product warranties. Centurion Stone Warranty
Can Centurion’s stone veneer be used for interior and exterior?
A: Yes. Centurion Stone is suitable for both interior and exterior applications.
Can I install Centurion Stone’s stone veneer?
A: Yes, with a fundamental understanding of stone masonry work. Download installation instructions.
Are support footings a requirement?
A: No, the product is adhered to the wall.
Is there a fire rating on Centurion Stone?
A: Testing show no signs of product supporting or contributing to flame spread, combustion or smoke development.
Can Centurion Stone be used on a fireplace front?
A: Yes, but not in the fire box area.
Can Centurion Stone be used behind a wood burning stove?
A: Yes. The stove manufacturer clearances for combustible wall dimensions must be maintained.
Are there temperature conditions that the stone should be installed within?
A: Yes. Cold weather ambient temperature should be 40°F or higher. Hot weather conditions above 90° should be installed per section 2104.4 of the IBC.