Tuesday, February 20, 2007

New England Fieldstone Passes the Test (ASTM)

Testing for our New England Fieldstone just came back from the Tile Council of North America, Inc. They perform the standardized testing that has been established by the American Society for Testing and Materials (ASTM).

All materials have standards, which can be used to compare like products against each other. Architects need these test results or specifications to determine which material to use for different construction applications. Without these specifications a product has no integrity, as it cannot be compared to another similar product.

And now for the $50,000 question. How does our New England Fieldstone compare to other products? I think it stacks up well (pun intended).

New England Fieldstone is cultivated from weathered stonewalls gathered and stacked over the last 150 years. It creates lasting beauty for any stone project.

This conglomerate stone consists mainly of dense quartzitic stone, which has been subjected to heat and pressure creating an incredibly hard and dense material.

Consisting of a broad range of colors, to include gray, brown, tan, black, buff and pink. This stone compliments all building and landscaping projects to include stonewalls, fireplaces, patios, pool coping and steps.

It is also an excellent choice for thin veneers, because it is dense and very strong, but weighs 10-15% less than granite. This makes for easier installation and long lasting beauty.

I think it passed the tests with flying colors. Take a look at many of its applications in our design center.

This is a one of a kind product. It brings character, strength and integrity to any construction project.

Here is a brief summary of the tests and our results:
Water absorption: .54%
Density: 153 lbs/cf
Specific Gravity: 2.46
Compressive Strength: 18,583 psi (average)
Modulus of Rupture: 2,273 psi (average)

Send me an e-mail if you have any questions.

The look of the stone makes it highly requested, the test results make it infallible.

Give it a try on your next project.

It is the answer!

Take a walk through the woods and see if you find any nice stonewalls. If you do snap a few pictures and send them to me. If I like them they may end up in our design center.


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