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is proud to introduce

 NEW PROFILES

for Spring 2013

Changing from winter to spring changes a lot of things and inspires everyone to spruce things up.  Kodiak Mountain Stone is proud to announce some new profiles for Spring 2013.   These profiles are slightly different than some of our current profiles but broaden and strengthen our overall product
lineup.

Here are a few of our new profiles:

  

Glacier Dry Stack Ledge

Glacier has always been a popular color in our ready stack and with our new 3″ high profile it will continue to draw the eye with edge and color.

 

  Colorado Rundle Stacked Stone 

Similar to our current Frontier Ledge; we cross over the exclusive color of Colorado Rundle to give you a nice tight dry stack look

   

Glacier Stacked Stone
Perfect for interior or exterior use; this glacier color will provide accent and and texture to any project!

 

Walnut Stacked Stone 

With warm tones of brown this Stack is going to be all the rage on any project.  The rich color and sleek stack will enhance your home or business

   

Walnut Dry Stack Ledge 

Long and narrow chiseled look gives a stacked ledge a rustic feeling and appearance that is perfect for the front of your home or a fireplace.

   

Black Diamond Cobble Ledge  

With a old European feel; Cobble ledge blends architecture with style to highlight  solid structural appearance.  Dark coloring with contrast makes this stone stand out and makes it look authentic and aged.

  

  RedStone Cobble Ledge

Gives you the antique look with the vibrant modern colors.

 

Shale Ledge

Stone was the building blocks of modern civilizations and shale ledge with its chiseled narrow look gives a warm historic feeling of centuries long gone.

 We still have all our Kodiak Mountain Stone profiles available as well as being the exclusive dealer in Canada for Veneerstone.  We have many profiles and colors available and in-stock for your next project.

 Call us or visit one of our showrooms for more information.

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QUESTION:

I am going to use Kodiak Mountain Stone Frontier Ledge Nebo My question is; Can I use a strong construction adhesive, like PL400 or Gorilla Glue, to install the stone veneer?

 

Answer:

It is recommended to always use a Mortar and Mesh combination as set out in the Kodiak Mountain Stone Installation instructions.  Local codes will mandate what product or combination is required in various jurisdictions.  Some things to remember is the ICC (International Code Council) sets their benchmarks for application of products and when products like Kodiak Mountain Stone Veneer has been tested within these benchmarks; the Code Council issues sets its codes based on the application and use of these products.  There is also waterproofing to take into account and installing stone with PL or any adhesive to a surface does not create a water barrier.

Something to remember about adhesives; is that they are a chemical and naturally different issues arise such as off-gasing; smell; freeze-thaw degeneration cycles all are considerations.  Kodiak Mountain Stone encourages users to follow our installation guide and to always check local building codes.

 

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Stone can greatly enhance any space that it is used in.  In the past year we have seen stone used in kitchens, bathrooms, mancaves and wine cellars.  Simple projects are all around your home and can increase the value of your home significantly with a minimal investment.  Recently, we had some customers at our Calgary store do a simple purchase of $500 worth of stone to do a fireplace.  They approached the project themselves and created a magnificent show piece in their living room that everyone who saw it, appreciated it.  They had an appraisal redone from shortly before and it increased the appraised value of their home $5000.00.

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Stone demand has gone way up for manufactured stone.  With the varied selection, different sectors have also jumped on board including landscaping, general construction, residences, interior decorating and of course masons.  All enjoy using custom stone in a variety of ways both commercially and residentially.  With the  lower costs of manufactured stone, and it being more user friendly; new customers are using stone in projects never conceived of before.  Basically, people can find the stone that fits their particular need and style.

With Kodiak Mountain Stone; we have innovative materials, coloring pigments and concrete  that is molded and manufactured to make it look real and natural.  Only people with an intimate knowledge of stone work and a great eye for detail can tell the subtle differences between natural and Kodiak Mountain Stone; which creates more of an appeal with prices being significantly less.  Our stone also allows us to use technology; incorporating things like longer durability, stain resistance than some natural stone.  The actual molding process is inspired by nature; which makes Kodiak Mountain Stone look so real.

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While many people have been deterred by the fact it is not natural stone, we have perfected our techniques and people ask all the time… is that real?  The cost savings by using our manufactured stone allow you to get the look and feel of natural stone without the pocket book burden.  Manufactured stone is being welcomed into all different kinds of projects both commercial and residential.  The material is lighter, more durable, consistent, cheaper and gives the same effect as natural stone including beauty and integrity that will last for years.

We would love the opportunity of showing you our manufactured stone products in any of our showrooms or even online at http://www.kodiakmountain.com  Along with manufactured stone Kodiak Mountain Stone also supplies Natural Stone, Brick, Stucco and Lightweight Concrete fencing.

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Since necessity is the mother of invention; manufactured stone has to thank natural stone for its’ inception. Due to the weight and expense of natural stone there was a need for an alternative to it which resulted in people figuring out that for half the price and a third the weight a similar looking product could be man made and mass produced.

Many customers have a difficult time figuring which product they want and it is a tough decision for your project but there are many factors involved including time, budget and long term benefits. Kodiak Mountain Stone supplies both products and definitely has the right product for your next project.

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Natural Stone is an Outstanding Building Material

Natural Stone is both practical and durable, and can be produced in almost any shape or form. But unlike comparable products, stone will age like the things around us but never date. A suitable natural stone is available for virtually any requirement imposed on a building material.

Stone is quarried in large blocks and cut to the desired size in a factory usually adjacent to the quarry. The size of the natural stone slabs is limited only by the size of the rough blocks and not by standard dimensions specified by production. The sizes can be adapted individually to meet planning requirements. Any desired shape can be provided, not only square or rectangular slabs. Modern processing machines allow inlay work in natural stone. The variety of the stone and the individual processing and design possibilities constitute the uniqueness of the building material.
Interesting light and shade effects can be created by milling grooves and flutings in the stone surfaces. Such processed slabs radiate strength and solidity when mounted on a facade. Solid components like mouldings, frames and pillars ad permanence to any structure.

Natural stone has very good thermal conductivity and a large heat storage capacity. Natural stone as facade material absorbs the heat radiated by the sun and prevents unwanted heating up of the building.
Natural stone as a building material is found naturally in virtually finished form. No energy is needed for its actual manufacture

  • As a natural building material natural stone contains no pollutants that are damaging to the health.
  • Natural stone can be used safely in food areas. It is incombustible and is a Class A building material
  • Natural Stone ages well; whereas many building materials become unsightly in the course of the years,
  • Natural stone can also be cleaned easily and cheaply
  • The lifetime of natural stone is extremely long
  • Natural stone is attractively priced; if you compare it to man-produced materials over longevity it is priced very well
  • Natural stone is durable

Kodiak Mountain Stone can show you our lines of Natural Stone and point you in the right direction or finding the right stone for your project. We feature Slimrock and other Natural products that can enhance your next project.

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Manufactured Stone Is a Great Alternative

Architectural stone, also known as “man-made stone” or “manufactured stone,” is rapidly gaining popularity as an alternative to naturally occurring stone for a variety of reasons, such as:

Availability

  • Architectural stone provides the same authentic look as natural stone, but because it can be mass produced, it does so regardless of nature’s supply.
  • Consistency; color and appearance will remain consistent without randomness of Natural Stone

Environmental Sensitivity

  • Your home or business will look great without depleting or eroding the environment.

Price Point

  • Mass produced architectural stone is generally less expensive than natural stone, which has to be hand-picked one rock at a time with consistent quality.

Workability

  • Remarkably lighter and much less awkward than natural stone, architectural stone is specifically designed to arrange easily, and stick in place permanently.

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The true benefits of either product are only realized through the final product and what you prefer. Costs, installation time and weight all have to be factors as well as the final appearance. Whatever your choice; both products have their advantages to your project and Kodiak Mountain Stone has availability and selection to help fulfill your needs.

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Ideas & Suggestions

Did you know Kodiak Mountain Stone is a great Product for Interior Use?

Stone has always been an attractive finishing touch to any project and is becoming very popular on all sizes of projects. With the growing popularity; manufactured stone has become increasingly more attractive as well due to weight, finish and overall price.   Manufactured Stone has been a popular alternative for exteriors for decades but there is a growing trend towards Manufactured Stone and Kodiak Mountain Stone products on interiors for both home and commercial applications.

Fireplaces have always been an interior focal point in any home with stone but moreover other projects are evolving and  using Kodiak products. Kodiak Mountain Stone can give your interiors more warmth and durability with a sense of style in any kitchen, bathroom, wine cellar or even feature walls. Kitchens are the heart of any home and the nature of a kitchen can be captured through stone in modern or contemporary styles. There is a durability and a sense of belonging if the right stone is chosen for a kitchen and can tie that kitchen to nature.  Wouldn’t your island stand the test of time(if not your kids shoes) if surrounded by a beautiful stack stone?

Bathrooms with shower enclosures accented with stone are another way of warming up a dreary space or even a small stone wall to accent your tub. Stone back-splashes are simple yet functional and don’t interfere with the faucets or other features yet increase the value of your home or project.

Many times designers pick stone to enhance an otherwise drab boring wall and make it a feature in your home. Kodiak Mountain Stone will bring vibrance to a wall or area through contrast. An accent wall will change a room or an area and make it more appealing and in many cases increase the value of a home.

By replicating natural stone in many surroundings is a great way to add value, durability and elegance to an otherwise boring area in an inexpensive professional way. Please check out our website at www.KodiakMountain.com for other suggestions or galleries of ideas for your special space.

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